Chrysler cars, 1924-1966 – J.P. Joans

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The first Chrysler cars were introduced on January 5, 1924, at the New York Automobile Show — one year before Chrysler Corporation itself was created. These cars, launched by Maxwell Motors, had a revolutionary new six-cylinder, high-compression engine, a seven-bearing crankshaft, carburetor aircleaner, replaceable oil filter — and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Features like this had never been offered in a medium­priced car before, and the 32,000 first-year record sales substantiated the tremendous appeal of the first Chrysler car.


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