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Jun 6, 2012 by PentastarVideo

In 1996, a Chrysler historical series was put together for the Chrysler Employee Network, with a review of the company's history through the 1950s. The Chrysler Chronicles has not been updated since but it's still a valuable look-back at our wealth of automotive heritage and innovation.

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Jun 6, 2012 by PentastarVideo

In 1996, a Chrysler historical series was put together for the Chrysler Employee Network, with a review of the company's history through the 1980s. The Chrysler Chronicles has not been updated since but it's still a valuable look-back at our wealth of automotive heritage and innovation.

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Brandt Rosenbusch, manager of Historical Services for Chrysler Group, gives us a look at the only existing prototype of the 1924 Chrysler B-70 Phaeton, commonly known as the Chrysler Six. The car is on display at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, Auburn Hills, Mich.

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Jeep® Cherokee: 1974 – 2001

Jeep® Cherokee first introduced in 1974 based on original Jeep Wagoneer (SJ platform)

Major redesign in 1984 saw the Jeep Cherokee reintroduced as a smaller, more advanced sport-utility vehicle (SUV), effectively inventing the modern SUV

More than 2.5 million Cherokee models sold worldwide between 1974 and 2001

Top sales year was 1999 with more than 200,000 units sold worldwide



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The Jeep® Cherokee debuted in 1974, and was based on the Jeep Wagoneer SJ platform.

The original Cherokee was marketed as the sporty two-door version of the popular Jeep Wagoneer. The Cherokee remained a two-door sport-utility (SUV) until 1977 when a four-door version was introduced. Jeep produced 197,338 SJ platform Cherokee models between 1974 and 1983.

In 1984, American Motors Corporation invested $250 million to redesign the Jeep Cherokee as a smaller, more advanced SUV based on the all-new Jeep XJ platform. The 1984 Jeep Cherokee was a revolutionary vehicle — 21 inches shorter, 6 inches narrower, 4 inches lower, and a thousand pounds lighter than the full-size Wagoneer (SJ). It was built on a revolutionary unibody platform instead of a traditional chassis-and-frame. The Cherokee continued to be available as both two- and four-door models until 1988.

The Jeep Cherokee (XJ) was the first vehicle with two available 4x4 systems: Command-Trac part-time and Selec-Trac full-time 4x4. Jeep Cherokee XJ models have proven enduringly popular with 4x4 enthusiasts for their off-road capability and wide availability of aftermarket modifications.

Sales of the Jeep Cherokee soared after the 1984 redesign with more than 100,000 units sold worldwide every year from 1986 through 2001. In 2002, Cherokee was replaced by the Jeep Liberty in North America. The Cherokee had its best sales year in 1999, with more than 200,000 units sold worldwide.

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Chrysler digs into ancient files, finds build records for 1941 Plymouth project

Getting a glimpse of long-abandoned Special Deluxe sedan's past




A little more than a year ago, I bought a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe sedan that had been sitting in the Colorado high desert east of Pikes Peak since the middle 1960s. My plan is to build it into an untouched-patina road-race car with Lexus SC400 suspension, turbocharged GM LL8 straight-six, ZF "black tag" 6-speed from a C4 Corvette ZR-1, and other items from the good-bang-for-buck parts bin. Having begun the process with no paperwork beyond a bill of sale, I have already braved the Kafkaesque process of getting the State of Colorado to issue me a "builder's title" for my Plymouth (which now sits with the body on blocks of wood and the frame cruelly violated with hardware bearing Toyota part numbers). That process involved lien searches, title searches, surety bonds, and so forth, and that got me wondering about the early history of the car. When and where was it built? Where was it sold? Is it really a 1941, or an identical-looking 1940 model? Fortunately, Chrysler Historical Services will dig up the paperwork for many 1930-1967 Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, and DeSoto cars and trucks, for a fee ranging from $25 to $45.

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Plymouth Automobile




Plymouth is a subsidy of the Chrysler Corporation formed in 1929 as a lower-end vehicle. During the depression of the 1930s, Plymouth’s sales kept the Chrysler Corporation intact and by 1931 it rose to third in the automobile industry.

By the mid-1930s, Plymouth began to be exported to other countries around the world such as, Sweden, Denmark, UK and Australia. In 1939, 417,528 Plymouths were produced and 5,967 of them were convertible coupes with a rumble seat. It was advertised as the first mass-produced convertible with a folding power top.

Along with Chevrolet and Ford, Plymouth was one of the top three selling cars in America for the majority of its life. Plymouths were affordable, durable and were more advanced in styling than Ford or Chevrolet. In 1957, 726,009 Plymouths were produced which was about 200,000 more than the previous year.

However, poor quality material was used and with inadequate corrosion protection, it damaged Chrysler’s reputation. Even then during the early 1960s, enough Plymouths were sold to be profitable. With the addition of the Valiant in 1961, sales began to increase, but in 1962 under the assumption that Chevrolet was going to downsize their line, Chrysler produced smaller vehicles and sales once again began to drop. In 1963, Plymouth produced a line of larger vehicles and a restyling in 1964.

In 1965, Plymouth produced their largest vehicles ever and all were named the Fury. Fury I was the basic model, Fury II was a mid-range model, the deluxe model was the Fury III and the Sport Fury was the top of the line with bucket seats and a V-8.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Plymouth began producing “muscle cars” with either a Super Command 440 or a Hemi 426 V-8 engine. Late 1970s into the early 1980s saw a fall in sales and in attempt to regain sales, Plymouth produced compact front-wheel-drive Horizons. They sold well until 1987. While other manufacturers downsized their models, Plymouth’s attempt to make the Fury line smaller failed and the in 1981 dropped the Fury altogether from its line.

Plymouth’s division was disbanded in the 1980s and future models were renamed Dodges. By the late 1990s there were only four models sold with the Plymouth name, Voyager and Gran Voyager minivan, Breeze, Neon and Prowler.

After 1990, sales continued to falter with rarely exceeding 200,000 vehicles per year and Daimler-Chrysler announced they would drop the Plymouth after the 2001 limited run of models.

By 2001, Neon was the only model sold under the Plymouth name. Voyagers were now Caravans, the Breeze was now a Dodge Stratus and the Prowler was now a Chrysler PT Cruiser. After 2001 model year, the Neon became a Dodge and Plymouth was discontinued for good.


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A Brief History of Ram Vans



A Brief History of Ram Vans

Published on Jun 26, 2014

Did you know that Chrysler Group has a nearly 100 year history of producing vans? The company's van production began under the Dodge logo. Chrysler Group historian Brandt Rosenbusch picks up the story there with pictures of many of the early cargo and passenger vans.

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Dodge: 100 Years



Dodge: 100 Years

Published on Jun 27, 2014

A collection of historic Dodge vehicles on display, in celebration of the brand's 100-year anniversary.

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Dodge 100 | 1915 Touring Car Ride-Along



Dodge 100 | 1915 Touring Car Ride-Along

Published on Jun 28, 2014

Chrysler Digital Media's Dale Jewett takes a ride in a 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring Car with Todd Fisher, a Restoration Technician, during a celebration of Dodge's 100-year anniversary.

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