Original Design Sketch of 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX by John Herlitz, January 1968

Summary

After earning his degree from the Pratt Institute, John Herlitz joined Plymouth's design studio in 1964. He led styling efforts on several striking models from the muscle car era including the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, the 1971 Plymouth GTX, and the 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner. Herlitz retired as Chrysler's senior vice-president for product design in 2001.

After earning his degree from the Pratt Institute, John Herlitz joined Plymouth's design studio in 1964. He led styling efforts on several striking models from the muscle car era including the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, the 1971 Plymouth GTX, and the 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner. Herlitz retired as Chrysler's senior vice-president for product design in 2001.

Artifact

Sketch

Date Made

January 1968

Subject Date

1971

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Detroit Institute of Art

Object ID

87.1.22.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Graphite (Mineral)
Paper (Fiber product)
Pigment

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 18 in

Inscriptions

lower front corner, handwritten: 3570 upper back corner, handwritten: JOHN HERLITZ - CHRYSLER CORP / JAN 1968 / ORIGINAL "THUMBNAIL" / SKETCH FOR 1971 PLYMOUTH / ROADRUNNER & GTX

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