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Another LS Candidate? 1934 Chrysler CH

I initially got this one wrong, really wrong! It’s a 1934 Chrysler two-door sedan, the seller refers to it as a model CH but it looks more like a Brougham. Regardless, the opening image leads you to believe this Chrysler was abandoned back in the days of double-breasted pin-stripe suits, fedoras, and drum-fed Tommy guns. Well, this old sedan has gone way beyond that stage – follow along and I’ll show you. Found in Greensboro, Pennsylvania, this 88-year-old Mopar is available, here on eBay for an opening bid of $25,000.

This is one of those types of projects that have gone pretty far down the road and now the seller has decided to move it on. Supposedly, this sedan was parked in 1951 and now it is undergoing a major metamorphosis. How major you ask? The seller responds with, “Factory frame has been redone a customized by fat man fabrication in Charlotte N.C. Over $20,000 invested in frame. Wilwood brakes, Ford 9-inch rear end, and air tech air ride suspension. Custom fuel tank, custom radiator with ac condenser and fan“.

But wait, there’s more!  I often read comments here on BF which exclaim “Put an LS in it” and that’s exactly where we are with a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette LS1 (5.7 liter) V8 engine coupled to a 4L60E overdrive automatic transmission occupying the business end of the frame. As was often the case with the traditional Chevy small block finding its way into a non-Chevy (check out this ’74 Pinto post) now the small block’s successor seems to be continuing the trend. Regardless, it’s a very impressive-looking setup and supposedly has only experienced 20K miles of use.

As for the body, this old Mopar is getting about as complete a redo as one can imagine. It has been totally disassembled, stripped, and primed. The included images show a body that appears to be quite stout and not suffering from rot. The issue is whether or not it is complete in terms of parts and assuming that it is, a big assumption, are all of those parts deployable. A lot will depend on the direction that the next owner chooses to go. Obviously, a hot rod is the generic intended direction, but how out there one’s intention is, will ultimately decide what’s really needed.

Cars in this state always constitute a difficult decision process. You know on the surface what you’re getting if you take the plunge, you just don’t know what you’re not getting and what’s really needed. And nagging in the back of the acquirer’s head will be the reason why, why did the seller halt progress and decide to go trolling for a new owner? Nevertheless, in the end, this Chrysler could prove to be pretty outrageous upon completion, wouldn’t you agree?


  1. 1980flh1200

    Don’t get that ls anywhere near that car It deserves a hemi. Early or modern.

    Like 13
  2. Ike Onick

    From what I read here, they are all LS candidates.

    Like 4
    • mike

      I agree.Just put chevy mtrs in chevys.This deserves a Mopar mtr.

      Like 8
  3. Big Bear 🇺🇸

    Sorry … HELL NO!!! LS BE DAMN!! Hemi or nothing!! I agree with the first comment!! I would get the old 392 small blower with Hillborne injectors and Blue bell magneto!! And that rod would run!! Have a nice day! 🐻🇺🇸

    Like 9
  4. Stan Hardcastle

    I have been a Car Show Judge for many years. I have always felt that a Car of this age should have the same engine make the same as the Body. Any of the Chrysler Hi Po engines. A 413 Cross Ram would be cool.

    Like 6
  5. Rick Rice

    This thing had a straight eight, and it needs a long MoPar mill in that engine bay: Viper V10!

    Like 4
    • Bill McCoskey Bill McCoskey Member

      Rick, It’s a series CA [there is no series CH], and a flathead I6 motor. Only the CA came with this body style, and as mentioned above, it’s a Brougham. The Chrysler 8 cylinder cars for 1934 were only available in the Airflow body.

      I did a quick check of images on google for a 1934 Chrysler CA Brougham [and also for 2-door sedan], and could only find 2 examples shown, and one was already rodded. This is a very rare car, and it’s kind of a shame it’s on the path to be rodded.

      Like 4
  6. BigDoc BigDoc987

    Put a Hemi in it

    Like 1
  7. Richard Martin Member

    Remover that Ford rear axle too. Keep it all MOPAR or naught.

  8. DON

    How about a small block Mopar ? a built 318 , 340, or 360 would work fine

    Like 1
  9. Stuart

    I am with Don. A strong 318 would be a nice choice for this car. Maybe a slight chop and channel.

    Like 1
  10. Will Irby

    That would be perfect! If only I still had the 340 that I built in 1975, and was still running well when it came out of my ’65 Barracuda in 2015 to make room for an aluminum 433 3rd gen hemi…

  11. Duwane McKnight

    I can’t understand why a hemi wasn’t dropped in no knocks to the ls this is a Mopar how could you even think of anything but a hemi ahhhhh I bet it was from another project that never got a body idk

  12. Dave Lewandoski

    not every old car needs a LS. Chrysler has many great engines that would be better in this car than a Chebby motor.

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