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Walter P. Chrysler: A Machinist Visionary

Walter P. Chrysler was raised at the intersection of prairie life and locomotives where his early fascinations with machinery and engineering would influence his work ethic, career path and ultimate rise in the automotive industry. He was a self-taught, intuitive engineer and self-made man. His hands-on work in the railroad industry gave him the foundation to be a reliable, efficient and skilled laborer at Buick where he worked his way up to President of the company. Walter P. Chrysler was recognized as the “go-to guy” whether on the assembly line or in his executive office and surrounded himself with creative and innovative teams who strived to produce cars that blended style, performance and affordability. The history of Chrysler—the man and the company—is a story in which the focus and determination of Walter P. Chrysler spurred quality engineering and ingrained a sense of style and pride in the products he and his team created. This personal history, and Walter P. Chrysler’s ability to select and cultivate leaders, made Chrysler what it is today and this heritage helps illuminate the company’s way forward.

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Three Musketeers

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Three Musketeers

1920

Airflow

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Airflow

1934

Walter P. Chrysler

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Walter P. Chrysler

1875

Team Player

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Team Player

1894

Journeyman Mechanic

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Journeyman Mechanic

1897

Family Style

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Family Style

1923

Plymouth Expansion

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Plymouth Expansion

1930

Redstone Missile

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Redstone Missile

1960

Le Femme

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Le Femme

1955

Cordoba Small Car

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Cordoba Small Car

1975

Family Van

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Family Van

1984

300 Series

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300 Series

2005

Muscle Cars

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Muscle Cars

1970

Railroads to Manufacturing

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Railroads to Manufacturing

1909

1939 Plymouth Convertible

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1939 Plymouth Convertible

1939

PT Cruiser

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PT Cruiser

2004

Walter Remembered

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Walter Remembered

1940

Transcontinental Journey

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Transcontinental Journey

1956

Self-taught Engineer

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Self-taught Engineer

1904

Beginning at Buick

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Beginning at Buick

1912

Pioneering Wood Panels

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Pioneering Wood Panels

1937

The Chrysler Building

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The Chrysler Building

1928

The Chrysler 300

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The Chrysler 300

2005

Town & Country

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Town & Country

1974

Aerospace

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Aerospace

1953

Iconic Cars

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Iconic Cars

1924

Design Supremacy

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Design Supremacy

1950

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