Chrysler has been around for a long time and the team at All Star Chrysler near Fenton is proud to be a part of the long tradition. Today we want to take a look at some of the early accomplishments of the Chrysler corporation. You can always check out the latest Chrysler Cars at All Star today!
Walter P. Chrysler joined the Maxwell Motors Company in 1920 and five years later the company was reintroduced as Chrysler Corporation with their flagship car, the Chrysler six. The 1924 Chrysler Six, an all-new car priced at $1,565 that featured two significant innovations – a light, powerful, high-compression six-cylinder engine and the first time four-wheel hydraulic brakes were standard on a passenger car. The well-equipped Chrysler Six also featured aluminum pistons, replaceable oil and air filters, full-pressure lubrication, tubular front axles, shock absorbers and indirect interior lighting.
Within a decade of its founding, Chrysler Corporation’s leadership in innovation had earned for it the label of Detroit’s “engineering company.” Chrysler’s list of early automotive “firsts” included Floating Power (a new method of mounting engines to isolate vibration), replaceable oil filters, downdraft carburetors and one-piece curved windshields.
“Chrysler entered a higher level of competition with its richly appointed Imperial series. With a custom-built body from LeBaron or Briggs, a 145-inch-wheelbase chassis, a 125-horsepower engine and a price tag of $3,145, a typical Imperial of the early 1930s rivaled a Duesenberg in style, but cost only about a third as much!”-chrysler.com
While Chrysler is now a part of a larger overall company, FCA, they have not lost sight of where they came from. Become part of the Chrysler legacy when you purchase one of the many Chrysler Cars at All Star. Join the nearly hundred year history!