Walter P. Chrysler’s unique custom-built 1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car will return to New York’s Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on September 13, where it will be the centerpiece of the annual Jaguar Concours d’Elegance and All Marque Concours Sanitaire, a show of classic automobiles presented at the Vanderbilt by the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island and the MG Car Club-Long Island Centre. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and should a rain date be necessary it will be September 20.
Originally built for Chrysler’s wife Della, the rare automobile will be one of more than 100 cars displayed on the Vanderbilt Estate grounds overlooking scenic Northport Bay. Recently restored for current owner and vintage car historian Howard Kroplick by Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations in Lebanon, New Jersey, the Chrysler is “fresh” from winning first in class in the American Classic Closed category last year at Pebble Beach (above).
Also featured will be Jaguar and MG models, both vintage and new, as well as a wide range of international and domestic sports cars and sedans. Attendees will pay only the museum’s standard general admission fee, $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors 62 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under. No additional charge will be assessed for the concours. Museum members will, of course, be able to enter the show free of charge. For further information please visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org