1932 Chrysler Imperial Landau Sedan, Personal Car of Walter P. Chrysler

Summary

This Chrysler Imperial Landau was custom-built for an especially prominent customer: company founder and president Walter P. Chrysler. The car features an aluminum body and a high-compression eight-cylinder engine. The interior is fitted with a writing desk, bar, vanity case and second speedometer viewable from the rear seat. The red color matches an antique Chinese vase owned by Mr. Chrysler.

This Chrysler Imperial Landau was custom-built for an especially prominent customer: company founder and president Walter P. Chrysler. The car features an aluminum body and a high-compression eight-cylinder engine. The interior is fitted with a writing desk, bar, vanity case and second speedometer viewable from the rear seat. The red color matches an antique Chinese vase owned by Mr. Chrysler.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1932

Creators

Chrysler Corporation 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Built by the Chrysler Corporation's Styling and Body Groups or Experimental Division, Detroit, Michigan

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Canton Classic Car Museum (Canton, OH)

Object ID

60.35.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Chrysler Corporation.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Steel (Alloy)
Glass (Material)
Canvas
Rubber (Material)
Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Customizing

Color

Red
Dark Red
Cream (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 70.25 in

Width: 71.5 in

Length: 215.5 in

Wheelbase: 138 in

Length: 60.875 in  (Tread front)

Inscriptions

Plate on radiator shell: Chrysler Imperial On hubcaps: Chrysler On dashboard: WPC

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