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A Chrysler’s Chrysler

Period photos show the LeBaron-bodied 1937 Chrysler town car built for Mrs. Walter P. Chrysler. The car is a study in streamlining during the Art Deco era, with harmonizing speed lines throughout the entire design.

With Chrysler as her last name — Mrs. Walter P. Chrysler, to be exact — Della Chrysler’s automotive choices weren’t as limited as one might expect. Certainly, Mrs. Chrysler drove a Chrysler automobile, but in 1937, she chose not to be carried in one of the dizzying number of production sedans and limousines in the Custom Imperial Eight or Royal Six line. Instead, Mrs. Chrysler had a one-of-a-kind town car built. More »

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