Did You Know? | Chrysler Fact
The first Chrysler was the 1924 Chrysler Six. It cost $1,565.
The first Chrysler cars were introduced on January 5, 1924, at the New York Automobile Show — one year before Chrysler Corporation itself was created. These cars, launched by Maxwell Motors, had a revolutionary new six-cylinder, high-compression engine, a seven-bearing crankshaft, carburetor air cleaner, replaceable oil filter — and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Features like this had never been offered in a mediumpriced car before, and the 32,000 first-year record sales substantiated the tremendous appeal of the first Chrysler car.
The Chrysler Six was borne of a unique combination of talent — Fred M. Zeder, Owen R. Skelton, and Carl Breer. These brilliant engineers had attracted the notice of Walter P. Chrysler in 1920 with their novel ideas about designing and engineering. The ultimate outcome of their efforts was the first Chrysler car.
The car featured two significant innovations—a light, powerful, high-compression six-cylinder engine and the first time four-wheel hydraulic brakes were standard on a passenger car. The vehicle also included aluminum pistons, replaceable oil and air filters, full-pressure lubrication, tubular front axles, shock absorbers, and indirect interior lighting.
Of course, a lot has changed from then to now. Cars, in general, are becoming more advanced with the latest technology, engine power, and overall body styles.
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