A tour of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, with docent Pete Hagenbuch
In the summer of 2010, Pete Hagenbuch, for decades an engineer who worked on many of the most famed powerplants in Chrysler’s history, guided a small group of Allpar members on a tour of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, after the 2010 CEMA meet. This is a transcription of the tour, with photos taken the next day.
I. The Museum, Walter P. Chrysler, Airflow, early Plymouth.
II. Car, tank, and aircraft engines
III. Bantam Jeep, DeSoto Six, early Hudson, corporate history, Power Wagon
IV. 1948 Town & Country, 1951 New Yorker, Road Runner and Viper, Chrysler Special, Hudson Hornet
V. Second floor: stress models, K-cars, 2.2 Turbo, Cross-Ram Wedge, and test cells
VI. Second floor: Chrysler 300 and 300G, Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500, Hemi and Poly, 300 and Fury, Dodge Main, Cordoba, minivans, FirePower
VII. Basement: Racing Vipers, LeMans racing car, Willys, La Femme, PPG Pace Car, Dodge trucks, and more
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