Chrysler 1960 models




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  • The first unit-body cars from Chrysler, with major power options including ram air. The car had only two models, the inch wheelbase Adventurer.

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    Chrysler 1960 models

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Pushbutton TorqueFlite automatic was standard, but a French-built four- speed manual was optional for just this season, ending up in only a few Fs. New to our site? The Chrysler F. Many thought the Dart was the new Plymouth!

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Chrysler 1960 models

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    Cars by name Trucks and Jeeps. I cannot make any claim to accuracy for the materials that I have used to make these articles. In some cases, the journals go back 50 years. Chevrolet introduced the radical Corvair, with its aluminum six-cylinder rear-engine layout. Ford launched the conventional Falcon, with its coffee-grinder straight-six engine.

    Its sales took off for the stratosphere from the first night. Chrysler had its Valiant, conventional in layout, but extraordinary in features.

    Chrysler 1960 models

    Underneath nearly every car, the beauty was the first unit-body built by Chrysler. Engineers had discovered that the outer body panels did not have to be part of the inner structure; not understanding that was part of the reason why Hudson and earlier unit-body builders had so much trouble. The Imperial came off well in its redesign. It was smoother looking, but huge in proportions.

    The grille had a sort of contorted smile look to it, and detracted from the rest of the car; but in luxury items, the Imperial lacked for nothing. Power came from a cubic inch engine with horsepower, and a stump-pulling torque of foot pounds at rpm.

    Chrysler 1960 models

    The new Chryslers were a work of art. The proportions were just right, and there was a square-jawed look that imparted masculinity. The fins were upswept and part of the design of the body line. The cars looked every bit as good as the s had. About the only model that did not quite match to the new design were the four door hardtops; there seemed to be a styling conflict between the roof and the body where it meet with the sculptured side of the fin.

    DeSoto arrived dead at our store, though the was a fine looking car. After so many years, Chrysler just did not know how to market poor DeSoto.

    The car had only two models, the inch wheelbase Adventurer, which had given up all pretense of being an exclusive high-performance model all the inch wheelbase cars were Adventurers , and the inch wheelbase Fireflites. You had to ask, why bother? It was about all over except the burial. Two engine sizes were available on DeSotos. The cubic inch had a two barrel that put out horses.

    Chrysler 1960 models

    You could get three different levels of performance with the , starting a two barrel version that had horses, and a four barrel set up that delivered horsepower. Like a slap in the face, the final humiliation was that you had to special-order the big engine for the Adventurer, where in the recent past, the Adventurer had come fully loaded.

    With two ram-inducted four-barrel carburetors, the top was rated at horsepower. My Dad kept telling me not to back fill the slots that we had sold from inventory with the DeSoto models. And then there was Dodge in all its glory. Dodge went after Plymouth in a big way. It had do it, to ensure its own survival, but you would think a brother would be more considerate.

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