By 1928 the Roaring 20s were nearly over, and the bubble was about to burst. Chrysler sold 160,070 vehicles - good for seventh place - but would not reach that number again until 1950.
In 1928, the 4-cylinder Series 50 became the Series 52, bumping the wheelbase back to 109 inches. The engine was redesigned while remaining 170 cubic inches. It also gained 4-wheel hydraulic brakes in March. Chrysler offered seven Series 52 models in 2- and 4-door configurations. A total of 76,857 1928 Chrysler Series 52s were sold.
This Chrysler 52 is an absolute pleasure to drive. The 21-horsepower flathead four-cylinder starts right up and runs well. All of those 21 horses are corralled by a three-speed, manual transmission that shifts as it should, and stopping is accomplished by the four-wheel hydraulic brakes, a big deal at the time. You and your passenger are comfortable inside, thanks to the high-quality upholstery. The car comes with the rim separator needed to change tires. It's just a super nice example of an antique car that would look amazing in your garage and at the car show.
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