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Trenton North produced last 3.8 V6

by David Zatz on

Trenton Engine North

Trenton Engine North assembled its last engine on Friday, a 3.8 liter V6 — which celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year. The plant started out around six decades ago with pumps and air raid sirens, made legendary Chrysler V8s, then four-cylinder engines for K-cars and Neons (among others), and finished up making V6 engines for Jeep Wranglers. Chrysler is expected to continue to use part of the plant for making engine parts to be used by the neighboring Trenton South plant.

These photos were taken by an employee on the last day; numerous people brought in their cameras to record the event.

cold test

final 3.8 engine

gauge station

For more photos, see our Trenton Engine North page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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