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.

A Chrysler’s Chrysler

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...