Chrysler Royal one-off convertible on the block

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Movie car runs Ford mechanicals

Chrysler Royal one-off convertible on the block
This unique Royal is running Ford mechanicals.

We couldn't resist bringing you this one: a one-off Chrysler Royal two-door convertible.

Royals were built in South Australia 1957-63 over a couple of generations with the choice of a couple of straight six engines or a 313 V8.

Most were four-door sedans, though there was a two-door Wayfarer utility and a Plainsman four-door wagon. You could also buy a chassis for custom bodywork.

They've always had a modest following, though lately seem to have got back on the collector radar.

This one is a creative variant - a two-door convertible, which has Queensland engineering approval.

Under the skin, the mechanicals are based on a XE V8 Ford Fairmont Ghia. So it's a mix of 1957 with 2003 rebuild.

The car is said to have been built for the movie Hot Rod Girls from Hell, a tongue-in-cheek flick from 2005.

This lot is one of many on offer at Lloyds today at mid-day.


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