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Chrysler Corporation
Chrysler, Imperial, Desoto
Dodge and Plymouth
From 1915 to 1939
 
A number of years ago I saw a one page calendar that showed all the Ford pickup trucks from the first one to the present day.
I thought , what a nice idea. I thought that I might try something similar with some of the car pictures I have collected.
I have been collecting pictures of Studebakers, Packards, Nash, Hudson and Jeeps and many more for some time now and I first wrote a web page on the Studebaker. Then one on Jeeps  and Packard followed. Since then I have many page on old cars and pickup trucks. These pictures came for a number of sources including web pages of the manufacture, news groups and my own. Since most of these pictures came from news groups there may be a chance that your car is shown here.

I would like to invite any one that has a favorite picture or a Web Page that they would like added to this page to E mail
me a copy.

John MacDonald 

A Brief History of the Chrysler Corporation

His name was Walter P Chrysler and he formed one of the worlds largest automobile manufacturing companies.
He was born in Wamego, KS on April 2 1875.
The other people involved in The Chrysler Corporation were John Francis Dodge and his brother Horace Elgin.
In 1892: Walter P. Chrysler was working as a mechanic in a railroad roundhouse in Ellis, KS. While working there he learned how to make his own tools.
In 1901 the Dodge brothers move to Detroit, MI and open a shop on Beaubien Street making bicycles and parts for the auto industry and in 1902 got a contract to build 3,000 transmissions for Olds Motor Works.
At the same time Walter P. Chrysler accepts job as manager of the Colorado and Southern shops in Trinidad, CO.
In 1903 Dodge brothers equip their plant to build engines for Ford in return for 10% interest in Ford Motor Company. Cancel contract with Olds Motor Works.
By 1907 Walter P. Chrysler has become superintendent of the shops of the Chicago & Great Western Railroad at Oelwein, IA
In 1908 Walter P. Chrysler attended the Chicago Auto Show and purchases a Locomobile.
By 1910 the Dodge brothers business had increased enough so that they had to build a 
new plant in Hamtramck, MI
In 1912 Charles W. Nash, president of Buick Motor Company, hired Walter P. Chrysler, as works manager.
In July 17 Dodge Brothers Inc. was formed and begin working on bringing out the Dodge Brothers car.
By November 14, the First Dodge Brothers car rolls off the line.
When asked why the Dodge Brothers wanted to build their own car, John Dodge replied, "Just think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile."
In the same year Ford started to build it's own engines.
In 1916 Charles W. Nash resigns as president of Buick Motor Company and General Motors Company and is succeeded as president of Buick Motor Company by Walter P. Chrysler.
In 1919 Henry Ford purchased the stock of minority stockholders of Ford Motor Company, including the holdings of John and Horace Dodge.
They suddenly became $19,000,000 richer.
That same year Walter P. Chrysler resigned as president of the Buick Motor Company 
and vice-president of General Motors Corporation. 
1920 was a year for Walter P. Chrysler to remember.
He hired Zeder-Skelton-Breer Engineering Co. to design a new car to be produced in the Elizabeth, NJ, plant of the Willys Corporation. That car was the first Chrysler.
Willys-Overland is having financial problems and in order to raise cash to cover debts, the Willys-Overland plant in Elizabeth, NJ is put on the auction block. It, and the prototype Chrysler (considered by the Chrysler group later as the model A), is auctioned off.  William C. Durant used the plant for production of his low-priced Star car while the Chrysler is used as a basis for his Flint line. The Zeder-Skelton-Breer Engineering Co. worked for a time for Durant Motors Inc. transforming the Chrysler car into the Flint. 
In 1921 bankers approach Walter P. Chrysler to save Maxwell and Chalmers.
The Maxwell Reorganization Committee is forced to put the company on the auction block and a new Maxwell Motor Corporation is incorporated in West Virginia, and Walter P. Chrysler becomes chairman of the board.
At the same time the Dodge Brothers and Graham Brothers sign an agreement whereby Graham Brothers will use Dodge Brothers engines and sell their trucks through Dodge Brothers dealers.
Fred M. Zeder, Owen R. Skelton, and Carl Breer head a team to design a new car, the soon-to-be Chrysler Model B. The car is introduced to the public at the 1923 New York Auto Show.
The year 1923 saw a few more things starting to come together.
The 1924 Chalmers is introduced in the fall of 1923, with 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, a test bed for the brakes on the new Chrysler. Chalmers ceases production and is replaced by the Chrysler and the Dodge Brothers introduced an all-steel sedan body.
The banking firm, Dillon, Read & Co. purchased Dodge Brothers Inc. from the widows of the Dodge brothers.
On June 26’ 1925 after two years of stock acquisition by Walter Chrysler and Harry Bronner, the Chrysler Corporation is incorporated in Delaware and takes over the Maxwell Motor Corporation and ends production of the Maxwell in May. Walter P. Chrysler is president and chairman of the board.
In May 1928 May - The Plymouth Motor Corporation and the DeSoto Motor Corporation are formed. Walter P. Chrysler is president of Plymouth Motor Corporation and Joseph E. Fields is president 
of DeSoto Motor Corporation. 
On July 31 1928 Chrysler purchases Dodge Brothers Inc., manufacturers of Dodge Brothers cars and trucks, and Graham Brothers trucks. Main plants and forge facilities in Hamtramck, MI. Walter P. Chrysler became president of Dodge Brothers.
In September of the same year The Fargo Motor Corporation was formed again with 
Walter P. Chrysler as president.
In 1930 Graham Brothers Truck and Dodge Brothers Truck become Dodge Truck and the
Dodge Brothers car becomes Dodge. 
1934 saw the introduction of Airflows, the DeSoto Six, Chrysler Eight, Chrysler Imperial Eight, 
Chrysler Custom Imperial Eight.
1935 saw Chrysler set up different divisions.
Plymouth Motor Corporation became Plymouth Division, Dodge Brothers Corporation became Dodge Division, DeSoto Motor Corporation became DeSoto Division and Chrysler Motor Corporation became Chrysler Sales Division.
That was the beginning of what we now know as the Chrysler Corporation.

For a more detailed history please visit For a complete history on the Chrysler Corporation click here.
 

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Carl-Gustaf Törnfeldt who lives in Stenungsund Sweden is a man who is a huge fan of Plymouth all his live and at 86 he still is. 
The following are pictures of Plymouth's he has owned and the 1948 Plymouth was imported from the US one year ago.
The pictures were submitted by his granddaughter, Gabriella Törnfeldt
1937 Plymouth Four Door Sedan
Carl-Gustaf and his first Plymouth
1947 Plymouth Four Door Sedan
This Plymouth was his  his all-time favourite. This picture was taken around 1948
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Sedan 
This picture was taken this year (2012) at the very same place as picture of the 1947 Plymouth. It is exactly 64 years between when picture two and three were taken.
This picture was taken in the late 1940's and shows the Stenungsunds taxi company when it only had a few cars in service (the ones in the picture, are shown outside the building where Stenungsund Taxi was stationed). The second car from the right belonged to 
Carl-Gustaf Törnfeldt. Some of the other cars belonged to his father.

 
 
1950 to1959
1960 to 1971
 1941 to 1949

Chrysler, Imperial, Desoto
Dodge and Plymouth

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1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible
One of my visitors, Jim Pickard owned a car like this when it was new in April of 1951 in Philadelphia and traded it in November of the same year. He thought because of the model it might have survived. If anyone has any information on this or a car like would you please contact me at 

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1915 to 1940

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1915 Dodge Bros Depot Hack
This truck is owned by Michael J. Lucas

 
 1915 Dodge Bros Touring Car
 1915 Dodge Bros Touring Car
 
 
 1915 Dodge Bros Touring Car
 1916 Dodge Bros Touring Car
   
1920 Dodge Brothers Screenside Commercial Car
1920 Dodge Brothers Touring Car
   
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1926 Chrysler Roadster
 1928 Deluxe Sport Roadster Model 72,  1926 Chrysler Imperial
   The 1928 Chrysler is owned by Zerega, Michael
and the 1926 Imperial is owned by Rob Burchill, Jefferson
This car is unrestored.
   
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 1928 Chrysler Convertible
 1929 Dodge Sedan
 This picture was submitted by Gene Angeledes from California 
The picture was taken in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1931. 
That is Gene in the car at age 5.
This picture was submitted by Steven Greentree, Australia. 
It as taken at a hotrod show in Port Fairy Victoria, Australia
 1929 Dodge Senior Six Roadster
 1930 Chrysler Imperial Convertible Coupe
 
 
 1930 Plymouth Roadster College Special
1930 Plymouth Roadster College Special
 
 
1930 Plymouth
1930 DeSoto Roadster
 
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1930 Dodge Sedan Delivery
This picture was submitted by Magnus Tveiten
from Norway. This truck was used in the family business up until it was replaced in 1949 by a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 panel van.
 1931 Dodge DH 4 Door Sedan Canadian Model
This car is owned by Dave Houlihan, Lower Sackville,
Nova Scotia, Canada
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 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Roadster
 1932 DeSoto Model SA
   This car is owned by Steen Jorgensen from Denmark
 
 1932 Imperia 25CV
 
 
 
1932 DeSoto Six Custom
1932 DeSoto Six 4 Door Sedan
 1933 DeSoto Model CK
 1933 DeSoto Model CK
 
 
 1933 DeSoto Model CK
1933 DeSoto Model CK
 
 
1933 Chrysler Model CO
1933 Chrysler Model CO
   
1933 Chrysler Model CO
1933 Chrysler Model CO
   
1933 Chrysler Model CO
1933 Chrysler Model CO
The above 1933 Chrysler is owned by Tor Olsen of
New London County CT
Tor also owns a 1940 Packard Coupe which os shown on 
the Packard Page
 
   
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1933 Chrysler
1933 Chrysler
These pictures were submitted by Paul Black, Tampa, FL
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1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
1933 Dodge
This picture was submitted by John Barnes who owned this car in 1990
 1934 Dodge Business Coupe
 1934 Dodge Panel Truck
 
 

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1934 Desoto Airflow 4 Door Sedan
 1934 DeSoto Airflow 2 Door Sedan
 
 
 1934 Dodge
1935 Plymouth Deluxe
 
1935 Plymouth Deluxe Touring Sedan
1935 Plymouth Deluxe Touring Sedan
 1935 Plymouth PJ DeLuxe Convertible
1935 Plymouth RJ DeLuxe Convertible
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 1935 Dodge Model DU 4 Door Sedan
 1935 Dodge Model DU 4 Door Sedan
 This car is owned by Frank Schroeder, Dubuque, Iowa
 
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1935 Chrysler Imperial Airflow 4 Door Sedan
1935 Chrysler Airflow 2 Door
   
 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan
 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan
 
 
 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan
 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan front interior
   
 1936 DeSoto Airstream Sedan
 1936 Dodge 4 Door Convertible
 
 
1936 Plymouth Ad
1936 Plymouth 4 Door sedan
 1936 Dodge 4 Door Convertible
 1936 Plymouth Deluxe Coach
 
 
 1936 Plymouth P1Coach
 1936 Dodge 5 Window Coupe
 
 
 1936 Dodge
 1936 Dodge
 
 
1936 Plymouth Model P2 Deluxe Coupe
1936 Plymouth Model P2 Deluxe Coupe
 
 
 1936 Dodge Sport Coupe
 1936 Plymouth Model P1 Business Coupe
   
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1936 Dodge
1936 Dodge
This car is for sale and is located in the 
Annopolis Vally of Nova Scotia Canada 
The picture was submitted by Dave Thompson
1936 Plymouth Business Coupe
 1936 Dodge Coupe
This picture was taken in 1950 and was owned by Fred Tarsa and a buddy. They went halfs on the car and paid $65 for it while he was  stationed with the army at Ft Lewis Washington. They used it to tour the State. The mountains were  tough on the brakes and every 50 miles  I would crawl underneath and tighten the cables . No mishaps and afterwards  we cleaned it up and sold it for $!00. We privates got $94. a month then
 1936 Plymouth Westchester Woody Station Wagon Ad
 1936 Chrysler Ad
 
 
 The following is a series of ads for the 
1937 Chrysler Royal and Imperial. Click on any of these 
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 1937 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
These pictures were submitted by
Michael Litvack, Montreal PQ
  1937 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
 1937 Chrysler Royal 2 Door Sedan
 1937 Dodge D5 4 Door Sedan
   
 1937 Chrysler with a Swiss Tuscher Body
This car was sold in the US as a Plymouth
1937 Chrysler with a Swiss Tuscher Body
This car was sold in the US as a Plymouth
 This car is owned by Costers Burno of Belgium  
 1938 DeSoto 4 Door Sedan
1937 Dodge D5 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1938 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
 1938 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
   
The following information on this car was submitted by
Jim Benjaminson of North Dakota
Membership Secretary
Plymouth Owners Club, Inc.

This 1938 Chrysler Wimbledon is actually a Plymouth 7-passenger sedan, this car was final assembled in the Kew Works in London, England. The cars were sold in the U.K. as "Chrysler" models, although they were in fact really Plymouth's.  This particular car at one time belonged to the late Keith Moon, renowned drummer for the rock group The Who.  Later it was used in the filming of the movie "Lassiter" starring Tom Selleck.  During the course of filming, the car was involved in an accident, badly damaging the front sheet metal.

 1938 Plymouth P6 8 Seater Sedan
 
 
 
1939 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
1938 Plymouth Woody Wagon
Superman driving is driving the car and Lois Lane is the passenger. It was taken from a 1950 Superman serial 
"Atom Man versus Superman"
The picture was submitted by John Barnes
 
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1939 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
1939 Chrysler Imperial Woody Wagon
  This picture was submitted by Igor Yashchenko from Russia
1939 DeSoto 4 Door Sedan
 1939 Chrysler 4 Door Sedan
   
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 1939 Plymouth Coupe
1939 Plymouth Coupe
This car was seen on Aug 1 2013 at the Fox Mountain Country
Music Festvial, Fox Mountain, Nova Scotia. It has a 305 Chevy V8 and front disk brakes
 

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