Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What was the name of the special NASCAR-influenced Charger model introduced in 1969 before the winged Charger Daytona?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Charger 500. The unique features of the Charger 500 were a flush-mounted grille, exposed headlights, and a more aerodynamic rear window. It performed only marginally better than the standard Charger on the tracks, though, so the Charger Daytona was introduced later in the 1969 model year. It was a big improvement over the Charger 500, but was eventually outlawed by NASCAR after having won many races.
Viper . Until 2001, the Viper and Prowler were the only rear-wheel drive cars sold by Chrysler, but during the following decade others were introduced, including the Dodge Charger.
|Most people know that a Dodge Charger was used as the 'General Lee' on 'The Dukes of Hazzard', but what Chrysler vehicle was featured in the movie 'Vanishing Point'?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Dodge Challenger. The main character in the movie drives a 1970 Dodge Challenger.
|What was the cubic inch displacement of the Chrysler Hemi engine used from the mid-1960s to 1971?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
426. The Hemi engine was originally introduced in the late 1950s, but the 426 c.i.d. version was not available until the early 1960s.
|Which famous racer worked with Dodge in the 1980s to build performance versions of its cars? Surname only - begins with "S". ||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Carroll Shelby . Nearly every Dodge nameplate sold in the '80s offered a 'Shelby' high performance model, including the Omni subcompact and the Dakota mid-size pickup.
|Which Chrysler model was advertised in the famous 1970s TV commercial featuring Ricardo Montalban?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Cordoba. The Cordoba was Chrysler's entry in the 'personal luxury' segment and was intended to compete with the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. One of the luxury options available on the Cordoba was the 'rich Corinthian leather' seats mentioned in the commercial.
|What was the name of the Eagle version of the Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde LH sedan?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Vision. The LH sedans were introduced for the 1993 model year. The Vision replaced the Renault-designed Premier, which Chrysler was forced to sell as a result of its purchase of AMC. The Optima was an Eagle concept car and the Summit was Eagle's version of the Mitsubishi Mirage. The Eagle division was phased out after the 1998 model year.
|What was the nickname of the inline six cylinder engine used in many Chrysler products from the 1960s through the 1980s?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Slant Six. The Slant Six engine got its name because its cylinder head is positioned at an angle, rather than perpendicular as on most other inline engines.
|What was the name of Plymouth's version of the minivan, now used on the lowest priced Chrysler minivan?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Voyager. The Town and Country is the more expensive model of Chrysler minivan. The Dodge version is called the Caravan.
Auburn Hills, Michigan. Chrysler Corporation's headquarters were located in Highland Park until the early 1980s, when they were moved to Auburn Hills. American Motors, which Chrysler purchased in 1987, was headquartered in Kenosha. The Mercedes division of DaimlerChrysler is headquartered in Stuttgart.
|What was the unique type of front suspension that Chrysler used on many of its cars of the 1960s and '70s?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
torsion bar. Both GM and Ford used more conventional A-arm or strut front suspensions, but Chrysler was known for its twin torsion bar front suspension.
|What was the original name of Dodge's version of the Plymouth Duster, introduced for the 1971 model year?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
Demon. The model name was changed to Dart Sport for 1973 after Dodge received complaints about the Demon name. The Scamp was the Plymouth version of the standard Dart, Polara was Dodge's full-size model, and Challenger was the Dodge version of the Barracuda.
|On which model or platform were most of Chrysler's vehicles of the 1980s and early '90s based?||1960s to 90s Chryslers
K-car. Chrysler utilized the K-car platform for nearly all of its '80s vehicles, including minivans, to save money on product development costs.
2005 Chrysler 300C. The Chrysler 300C has the long hood, prominent grille, and low roofline of earlier Chryslers.
AP5. Chrysler couldn't build enough AP5s to meet demand
Release of the AP6. Competition for Chrysler was stronger in 1965, because the AP6 was heavier and lost it's speed advantage.
Australian Production 5. The AP5 took over in 1963
An aluminum 225. The 225 cid Slant Six became an option mid-1961, with the aluminum 225 later that same year.
R-Series. The R-Series was said to put out twice the horsepower as the then popular Holden.
The slant of the engine ruled out a gearbox move. The first Valiants to make the market were the R-series.
It was wrapped around a tree. A single car was imported in 1960 for evaluation, but after it was sold it was wrapped around a tree (http://www.valiant.org/ausval.html)
1959. The Q-series Valiant was imported from the States in 1959 (although it was referred to as a 1960 model.)
The grille and the automatic selector. The grille was split in two by a nasty looking centrepiece and the amazing dashboard pushbutton selector was replaced by a boring column stalk shifter. Not great moves by the company and all keen enthusiasts seek the pushbutton automatic version.
White. Over 70 per cent of the Valiants were painted white, with the Ap6 getting a special acrylic enamel paint.
Safari. How apt considering the number of wagons sold and driven in the outback. Incidentally, the Chrysler Wayfarer was the first utility vehicle (ute), offered to the Australian public!
Regal. The Regal included such luxuries as a cigarette lighter, heater and air conditioning, an exterior sunshade and more stylish seats. The Statesman was the luxury Holden, Fairlane was the luxury Ford and the Monaro was a two door racing Holden.
225. The 225 was a slant six engine, meaning the block was on an angle, good for working on the exhaust, not so good with electrics. A massive engine that delivered great torque, this made the Valiant a great touring car and excellent towing vehicle.
South Australia. Valiants were built at Tonsley Park in Adelaide, South Australia from 1964 till 1981. Tonsley Park was a brand new car plant.
Push button gear selection on dash. The Torqueflite gearbox was best gearbox ever made, till Chevrolet copied it in the late 70s. The pushbuttons on the dash were a triumph in engineering and only in the last 3 years has the expensive sportscar industry, caught on to how good the button on dash arrangement is.
49,400. Just over 34,000 were sold in Australia, with the rest going to New Zealand. A very popular car in New Zealand, due to the good towing capacity.
Ap5. The R and S series were mainly reassembled cars sent from the USA, the Ap5 was built at the new Tonsley Park car plant. AP means Australian Production.