The Saratoga was the lightest Chrysler series available with the revolutionary new V-8 with hemispherical combustion chambers, then in its first year of production. But the Hemi alone isn't enough to qualify the whole series as collector items.
Regrettably, Chrysler decided not to offer Saratoga hardtops or convertibles this year, although one experimental Newport hardtop was built. The look-alike 1952 Saratoga would be an alternative, though it lacks "first year" status for the Hemi.
For those who like the smoother 1953-54 models, there's the Windsor DeLuxe, which took over for the Saratoga in that period.
Pluses of the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga Club Coupe:
- Chrysler's "hot rod," with the lighter Windsor body and the powerful Hemi V-8 instead of a six
- Limited collector interest
- Dowdy styling detracts from a brilliant powerplant
Specifications of the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga Club Coupe:
Length, inches: 207.8
Wheelbase, inches: 125.5
Weight, pounds: 3,948
Price, new: $3,348
Engines for the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga Club Coupe:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
| ohv V-8 || 331.1|| 180 || 1951|
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