To commemorate 90 years of Chrysler, we’re taking a tour through our automotive history with a nine-part video series highlighting some of our most iconic, groundbreaking vehicles. Starting with the founding of the brand in 1924, and through nearly a century of craftsmanship, we’re taking a closer look at the style and vision of Walter P. Chrysler and celebrating the vehicles that have driven us through nine decades of innovation.
In this third installment, we’re spanning muscle cars to family vehicles to modern concepts — the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s — with a look at the powerful and uniquely luxurious 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst, the groundbreaking, original minivan, the 1984 Plymouth Voyager, and the expressive 1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept Vehicle. Gather the family around and check out three Chrysler vehicles that broke the mold.
1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst
A collaboration between Chrysler and Hurst performance, the 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst was big in size and in power. At 18 feet long, it was one of the longest coupes ever made, and its size was matched by its powerful big-block 440 V8 engine with 375 horsepower and a whopping 480 lb-ft of torque. The 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst was both a muscle car and luxury vehicle, fully equipped with a plush interior, which was unique for the era.
1984 Plymouth Voyager
The 1984 Plymouth Voyager was a game-changer, ushering in a new type of family vehicle the world had never seen. Featuring seating for up to eight, removable seats, a large cargo area, and large, sliding side door for easy entry, the vehicle was referred to as the “magic wagon,” and went on to not only define, but dominate the minivan segment for decades.
1995 Chrysler Atlantic Concept
An emblem of the of the 1990s, the 1995 Chrysler Atlantic remains one of the Chrysler brand’s most iconic concept vehicles, in large part thanks to its expressive forms and shapes. The 1995 Chrysler Atlantic featured sculpted line work, a nearly 200-inch wheelbase and a retro straight-8 engine, and helped usher in a new era of Chrysler design.
Stay tuned for our final video installment, and read more about our history as we continue Celebrating 90 Years of Chrysler Innovation and Luxury.