There is no telling exactly how many auto artifacts have been produced in the long history of Chrysler. What we do know is that, since 1999, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum has been home to many of the most invaluable, including 67 vintage vehicles.
Though it’s been about 75 years since Oliver Clark last punched a time card at Chrysler, his influence on Chrysler Group LLC can still be felt today. How can that be? Here’s a short lesson in Chrysler history:
In 1924, when the first Chrysler 6 rolled off the line at the Jefferson Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan, it was a vehicle well ahead of its time, capable of doing 70 mph yet significantly more affordable than any other automobile with comparable features.
The Chrysler Six was given the model name “B-70” to reflect its top speed of 70 mph, which was, at the time, high-end performance. But there was a big difference between the Chrysler Six and other vehicles with similar horsepower: price. The Chrysler Six cost significantly less while still providing leading engineering and luxury features.