Chrysler Corporation
The Dodge
1950 to 1959


 

 
Chrysler Corporation
The Dodge 
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The Dodge
1950 to 1959


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.

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1950 Dodge Wayfarer Sedan Art Work
 
 
 1950 Dodge Wayfarer 2 Door Sedan
 1950 Dodge Wayfarer 2 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by Wayne Manning. While on a trip from Yuma, AZ to Portland, OR they were 
held over in Gooding, ID. They were doing a little exploring when he found this car sitting in a backyard just waiting for a coat of paint.
 
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1950 Dodge Meadowbrook 4 Door Sedan
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These pictures were submitted by Joseph Heinritz
He had the following to say about them.
  "This was a 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook. I got to use it to carpool in High School in 1972 and 1973. It was formerly my Grandpa's car, but he was getting too old to drive.
  It had "Fluid Drive" Transmission, and lots of room in the interior. There was more chrome on the INTERIOR alone than most of today's cars have on them altogether. There was a great Pushbutton Radio, and the car ran very smoothly. 
  My Buddies and I drove it from Appleton, WI to visit my brother in Albuquerque, NM (he just got home from Viet Nam) in the Summer of 1972. I remember listening to the Watergate Congressional Investigations on the Radio on the trip. The car ran great, even in the desert.
  It was getting rusty by this time, and my Dad finally sold it. Too Bad, it was a Great Car."
 
 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook 4 Door Sedan
 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook 4 Door Sedan
   
 1951 Dodge Coronet Diplomat Hardtop Coupe Ad
 1952 Dodge Coronet Diplomat Hardtop Coupe
 1952 Dodge Coronet Convertible
 1952 Dodge Coronet Sedan
   
 1952 Dodge Wayfarer Club Coupe
 1953 Dodge Coronet Convertible
 
 1953 Dodge Coronet Convertible
 
 
 
   
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 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop
 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop
 This car was owned by Bob Marks
 
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 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop
 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop
   
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 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Sedan
 1953 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Sedan
 This car is owned by Mike Orlando, Galveston TX.
He had the following to say about his car.
"About five years ago I found this 53 Coronet in a garage around the corner from my house , we live in Galveston TX.
I bought it and it was damaged on the left rear quarter. It has 25000 original miles on it. The bottom of the car was coated with beach tar from back in the day when they would use the beach to go from one end of the island to the other.
This car set still for 42+years in a garage and it was surronded with lumber.
Shortly after taking posession of it a friend went nuts over it and had to have it. He had an agasser 48 Fiat we traded out for .
About a week ago he called me and said he wanted to sell it. At first I wasn't interested in it but it was such a great deal I could not pass it up. It is still all original and I am going to upgrade the ignition and starter along with the electrical and carburation.
The caer is solid, no rust anywhere. The paint looks great untill you get up close, The details are not bad but need improving the car is for sale at any stage. 
This is the same model  car that Lee Petty raced in 53."
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1954 Dodge Royal 2 Door Sedan
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 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Sedan
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1955 Dodge Custom Royal
1955 Dodge Custom Royal
This picture was submitted by Phil Gies of Winnipeg Man. Canada This picture was submitted by Phil Gies of Winnipeg Man. Canada
 
1955 Dodge LaFemme
 

 
 
 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible
 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
 
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 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Sedan
 
 
 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
 
 
 1956 Dodge D500
 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
 
 
 1956 Dodge Mayfair 4 Door Sedan (Canadian)
 1956 Dodge Mayfair 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1956 Dodge Mayfair 4 Door Sedan (Canadian)
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plus the D-500 325cu in Engine
 
 
  1957 Dodge Coronet Club Sedan
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 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer D-501 Convertible
 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Hardtop Coupe
 
 
1958 Dodge Coronet
This picture is compliments of 
Ken Morris Jr of Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1958 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible
1958 1/2 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4 Door Hardtop
1958 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible
This car is owned by Dale Baker, Balmoral, Manitoba, Canada
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1958 1/2 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4 Door Hardtop
1958 Dodge Mayfair 2 Door Sedan
This car is owned by Sserena Gandsey. 
He had the following to say about the car,"A friend 
of mine found this car in a cornfield outside of 
Rockton Illinois. Somebody had it shipped here 
with a bunch of other cars and parts and must have realized it was rare.  It got here in 9 9 and sat in the cornfield for a couple of years. 
I have only owned it for a week. My friend got a
new car and sold me the Mayfair.  I have been cleaning the mice remains and dirt out of every nook and cranny.  It has not been cleaned in at least 10 year
and has sat in the elements as long if not longer. However it is in really good condition only a few 
small rust holes and all the crome and paint 
is in decient condition."
 
1959 Dodge Coronet 4 Door Sedan
1959 Dodge Coronet 4 Door Sedan
 
1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500 Convertible 
 
 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2 Door Hardtop
 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2 Door Hardtop
   
 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2 Door Hardtop
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1959 Dodge Custom Royal 4 Door Sedan
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This car is owned by Guillermo Evangelista from California
1959 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop Coupe
   
1959 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop Coupe
1959 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop Coupe
   
 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Tail Lights
 
 
 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4 Door Hardtop
1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4 Door Hardtop
 This car is owned by Hans and Esther Hafkamp from the Netherlands This car is owned by Hans and Esther Hafkamp from the Netherlands
1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
4 Door Hardtop Head Lights
 1959 Dodge Cornet Lancer Hardtop Coupe
This car is owned by Hans and Esther Hafkamp from 
the Netherlands
 
 1959 Dodge Cornet Lancer Hardtop Coupe
1959 Dodge Cornet Lancer Hardtop Coupe

 

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