In 2010, Pete Hagenbuch, who worked on the most famed powerplants in Chrysler’s history, guided a small group of Allpar members through the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. This is what he said and what we saw.
First floor: The Museum, Walter P. Chrysler, Airflow, early Plymouth; Bantam Jeep, DeSoto Six, early Hudson, corporate history, Power Wagon
First floor continued: 1948 Town & Country, 1951 New Yorker, Road Runner and Viper, Chrysler Special, Hudson Hornet
Early engines: airplate Hemi V16, Floating Power, five-engine tank driver
Second floor: Stress models, K-cars, 2.2 Turbo, Cross-Ram Wedge, and test cells
Second floor: Chrysler 300 and 300G, Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500, Hemi and Poly, 300 and Fury, Dodge Main, Cordoba, minivans, FirePower
Basement: Racing Vipers, LeMans racing car, Willys, La Femme, PPG Pace Car, Dodge trucks, and more
Also see the nearby Ver Hage Chrysler Museum, the final (normal public) day of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, and a 2016 photo tour from the “final final” day.
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