If you’re into rare and unique vehicles, then this 1948 Chrysler Traveler might just be the car for you. With only twelve or so still remaining, six of which are now owned by Chrysler, this is one rare family hauler. It has a few problems from its long term stay in a Kansas barn, but is still solid. If you’re willing to take on this project, find it here on eBay.
The Traveler was based on the Chrysler Windsor, but was the top of the line. It is powered by a 250 cui Spitfire flathead six, which produced 115 hp. The seller claims the engine runs, but we would guess it’s going to need a full service. Parts can be difficult to come by for these cars, but thankfully the seller has many of the parts this car will need replaced.
The interior appears to be complete and very original, but the front seats are in need of some serious attention. We would see if an upholsterer can match the original materials and just have them recovered. The Traveler was meant to be used as a family car for long trips and it looks like it would be a comfortable car to travel in. We love the wooden roof rack and really give this car a lot of character.
Finding parts for such a rare vehicle could be a challenge, but the seller does have quite a few parts for it already. This project will probably be a labor of love, but we think it would be worth the work. What do you think? Is it going to be too expensive to restore or worth the work?