Chrysler ‘Thomas Special’ Prototype 

  • built in Italy
  • 1952
  • 235 HP 5.4L
 
At their Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island Auction in 2006 RM Auctions sold the first prototype, chassis C51834214, for $715,000 USD.
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Notably, this particular Chrysler can be seen in the informative “70 Years of Chrysler” book where it is pictured in the 1952 model year line.
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Data points Key details of the Chrysler ‘Thomas Special’ Prototype

Number built

‘Thomas Special’ Prototype
1 car
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

‘Thomas Special’ Prototype
235 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Chrysler ‘Thomas Special’ Prototype

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Chrysler
Type of car Concept car
Year 1952
Number built 1 car

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 119 in

design

Chief designer Virgil Exner

power & handling

Maximum hp 235 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,424 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
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