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Help needed with a 1930 Chrysler 77

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Old 03-16-2016, 09:09 PM
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I'm posting for a friend who inherited a 1930 Chrysler 77. It is, as far we have been able to ascertain, something of a prototype, for which the Rustless Iron Corporation of Baltimore, MD had produced several parts, including the hood, the fenders, running boards and lamps our of their patented chromium stainless steel. It is not known if this was to be a proof-of-concept for possible inclusion as a serial model. The Rustless Steel Corporation worked with several auto manufacturers at the time.
We are trying to establish what the insurance value of the car should be. The car "lives" in Switzerland now, where it has been since it was acquired at a Christie's auction in London in 1986. The car had been brought to England in the '30s by the inventor if the Chromium Stainless Steel production process, Ronald Wild.
We would love to hear from anyone who could help shed some light on the value of this car or has any additional information they could share with us. Here are some pictures of this glorious machine and Christie's description:





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Old 03-17-2016, 11:07 PM
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For a one-off item like that, its value is "whatever a willing buyer is willing to pay and a willing seller is willing to accept." That's not much help but that's what auctions are for. It's been through an auction so that's a starting point. Next time, there might be someone out there willing to pay more.

But there might not be, too.

Anyway, it's a real head turner.

For insurance purposes, look for an "agreed value" policy. The owner and the insurance company agree on a value and the premium is set accordingly.

Good luck.
 
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