My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

The Chrysler Crossfire – Back Under the Spotlight

by Wallace Wyss - Back in 2014, Hagerty, in an article on five used cars they thought had classic potential named the Chrysler Crossfire among them. This was a car borne out of the marriage of Daimler and Chrysler, basically a reskin of the … [Read more...]

Concept Cars That Didn’t Make It : 2006 Chrysler Imperial

by Wallace Wyss - This show car goes back to 2006. It was sort of a Bentley inspired Imperial bringing back a name that goes back to 1926. At one time Imperials had more status than Continentals, the most glorious moments when they had Ghia body … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cars Detroit Should Have Built – 2004 Chrysler 412ME

by Wallace Wyss - One of the hopes that American fans of European cars had when Daimler owned Chrysler is that Daimler would bring a European influence to Chrysler's performance cars. Which they did, albeit briefly. One very European … [Read more...]

Marketing: Cars Detroit Should Have Built – Chrysler 300 C Convertible Concept

by Wallace Wyss - Chrysler unveiled this daring concept--the Chrysler 300 Hemi C--a four-passenger V-8 rear-wheel drive convertible, 20 years ago. We still have the four door sedan but never the convertible. "This vehicle explores a direction … [Read more...]

Chrysler Built A Great Concept in 1998 (the Chronos) But Precious Little Was Used in Production

Sometimes a great concept design (or the designer) is an unsung hero... by Wallace Wyss - Every once in a while an automaker builds a show car that captures the DNA so to speak of the brand, or a particular model that "made their name" in … [Read more...]

Forgotten Design Trends: The Dual Cowl Phaeton

by Wallace Wyss - I think it’s a neglected configuration. Which should, I say, be brought back, if only to have more cards in our deck so to speak. I mean it’s so American to have parades with beautiful girls sitting on the convertible top … [Read more...]