Walter P. Chrysler rescued automobile manufacturers before creating his own eponymous dynasty. During his reign Chrysler was known as the “engineer’s automobile”. Often stodgy in style they just as often led the industry in mechanical innovations. Like all long-lived companies there is a lot of history and lore which can be drawn upon to illustrate the path taken in time.
I have a soft spot for Chrysler vehicles since my fond memories of my best friend’s ’69 Roadrunner or my lust for a ’70 Dodge Dart 340 Swinger doesn’t fade away. Now that I live close to the Motor City I was happy to know that the Walter P. Chrysler museum was not far. The reason I learned of this museum was due to the fact it was to close. With that in mind I rushed out to the grounds of the headquarters of Chrysler Corp. to visit before the end came.
My usual batch of close detail photos follow. It really is a nice, small museum that doesn’t overwhelm and entertains even the least car knowledgeable person. Sad to see it go.