My Car Quest

February 7, 2023

Chrysler’s Anti-Cobra: The Ghia 450SS

From the My Car Quest Way Back Machine - December 2016... by Wallace Wyss - Well, on paper the Ghia 450SS was the same idea—you take a shop over in Europe and you ship them an American V8 engine and transmission and stuff it into a chassis … [Read more...]

The New Chrysler Airflow

If Chrysler (er, Stellantis) can get the Airflow into production soon, they have a winner. by Wallace Wyss -  Back in 1934, Chrysler became the first American automaker to incorporate improved aerodynamics into a car, ie. letting aero rule over … [Read more...]

Editorial: US Car Companies Miss An Opportunity

I know we have written about this subject recently but it is frustrating that there are no US car companies trying to compete with Rolls Royce. Is the ultra luxury car market really that uninteresting? - Mike Gulett, Editor by Wallace Wyss - … [Read more...]

People: Bob Lutz, Auto Executive Extraordinaire

by Wallace Wyss - Being Swiss American, I always look for examples of Swiss who accomplished something. I was always a car guy so became a fan of Bob Lutz who I once met at Pebble Beach when he and Tom Gale, Chrysler's design VP, were … [Read more...]

Forgotten Concept Cars: The Chrysler Lamborghini Portofino

Chrysler's first attempt at an exotic... by Wallace Wyss - Chrysler, having turned the corner and making money in the late '80s, got ambitious to be All Things to All Men and that included building an exotic car, showing the Eye-talians how to … [Read more...]

The Lana Turner of American Cars: Plymouth Prowler Roadster (1997-2001)

by Wallace Wyss - Everybody who loves Hollywood legends knows the story of Lana Turner, a bombshell actress who crossed the street from her classes at Hollywood High to go to the soda fountain at Schrafts drugstore, sits down on a bar stool and … [Read more...]