Chrysler 300X Concept (1966)
Chrysler La Comtesse Concept (1954)
“Preceding the 1956 Dodge LeFemme was the La Comtesse concept car of 1954. La Comtesse was part of a pair of “His and ” Her” show cars: the Le Comte and La Comtesse. These were among the first of Chrysler’s show cars under the helm of Virgil Exner”
— on the Imperial Club
De Soto Adventurer Concept (1953)
Chrysler and their concepts from the 50’s…
Chrysler New Yorker advertisement (1968)
Saw one of these live for the first time a few weeks ago. I’ll tell you one thing, these American saloons from the 60’s are nothing like you picture them in photos and ads like this. They’re always impressive.
Chrysler 310 Concept (1951)
Chrysler Dart Concept (1957)
Chrysler Turbine concept (1963)
Of all concept cars ever made, the Turbine has to be one of the most amazing and most ambicious. And we’ve all seen some truly mad concepts before. The Turbine featured a mental engineering concept and a (rather) sleek body, provided by Ghia.
Quoting directly from Wikipedia,
“The fourth-generation Chrysler turbine engine ran at up to 44,500 revolutions per minute, according to the owner’s manual, and could use diesel fuel, unleaded gasoline, kerosene, JP-4 jet fuel, and even vegetable oil. The engine would run on virtually anything and the President of Mexico tested this theory by running one of the first cars—successfully—on tequila.”
Unfortunately, the project was later abandoned, due to being too risky. Even so, about 50 were produced, but most of them destroyed.
Chrysler advertisement from the late 40’s. Someone’s american dream, in poster form.
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