When you hear the name “Shelby”, you probably think of either a Mustang or an AC Cobra (or a replica of one, anyways), but that’s because your brain is probably blocking out that bizarre time period in the 80’s when sporting a car with a Shelby logo on it meant driving a Chrysler product.
I must confess that I have a newfound affection for fuselage-era Chryslers. Something about the way they look just looks “right” to me. From the headlamps to the tip of the tailpipes, I think these cars are just pure design gold.
I spotted this 1969 Chrysler Imperial sedan at Cars and Coffee in Las Vegas. It was parked a few rows away from the other cars, humbly minding its own business. No one paid it much attention, but I was smitten.
I was sure I had already found out about every interesting vehicle offered in the 90’s until I stumbled across this Jeep in a parking lot.
The world of supercars is dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren, and so many others – but these are not the only players in the game. You might be surprised to learn that Chrysler also tested the waters of the supercar market not long ago.
In 2004, Chrysler unveiled the ME Four-Twelve supercar, which was not a concept car but a prototype of a car that was slated to be put into production. The car debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and I caught up with it at the Arizona International Auto Show that same year. Continue reading
The cool thing about going to Cars and Coffee is that you never know who or what is going to roll in at any moment. Recently, I spotted a car that I did not recognize at all. I thought at first that it might have been an old Jaguar, but as it turns out, it’s even more special than that!
The car in the photo is a one-off replica of a 1940 Chrysler Newport dual cowl phaeton, a very early concept car of which only six were ever built. The original features two rows of seating whereas this car was built as a roadster. Continue reading