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    Plymouth Voyager Minivan

    Looking back at automotive history, the 1984 Plymouth Voyager Minivan stands out undeniably. Launched by Chrysler, this vehicle was a symbol of innovation at a time when robust station wagons and large vans dominated the street scene. The origin of a new idea The concept for a compact, multifunctional people-mover was already […] More

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    Plymouth Prowler: second chance for a young timer

    Italians are known, famed or notorious for their fantastic yet meaningless constructions. And there are many ex-Italians in the States. That could be the link. Because much more pointless than the Plymouth / Chrysler Prowler you will not find them in the car country. The Prowlers had their roots as a concept car in 1993 and were introduced in 1997. About 1999 were made between 2003 and 11.000. First as Plymouth, later 'by Chrysler'. More

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    Chrysler: Too big to fall

    During the worst Corona jitters, it was also about all the consequences for business. Realists thought, “They will topple over, and they will prosper.” Pessimists thought the whole economy was going to collapse and there were experts and specialists who talked about companies that are 'so big they don't care about […] More

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    Hillman Imp

    In 1963, the Rootes Group launched the Hillman Imp, as an antidote to the successful Mini of rival British Motor Corporation. The Imp was a lot more conventional than its stubborn counterpart. It was just a small car with the rear engine and rear wheel drive. Characteristic is that the engine was made of aluminum. […] More

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    Chrysler New Yorker. A model with a long breath

    Chrysler has never been such a well-known brand here before Chrysler Europe came into being. And disappeared again. Here we usually had to make do with GM and Ford Americans. But in the homeland of The States, Chrysler was one of the big players. And Chrysler's New Yorker line was the top line there for quite some time. The […] More

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    Renault, Talbot and Cinderella

    Say 'ZX, GTO, Carrera or SL' and the classic world hangs on your lips with a shudder. Say "Renault R6 or Simca Horizon" and the opposing team will ask, "Would you like some more boiled coffee and how are your mother-in-law's troubled feet?" The missing magic Some brands and/or types simply miss 'The Magic' when […] More

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    The (Chrysler) Slant Six. Short but sweet

    A very strong all-rounder with few pretensions. That was the Slant Six, a cast iron or aluminum inline engine with a twist: The block was tilted 30 degrees. This gave the body designers more room for lower bonnets. Oh yes: the distributor cap became less accessible. The Slant Six Albert Venema from Venema Classics […] More

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    FIAT, Simca, Chrysler and Talbot

    Talbot, also such a neglected child. Once, in 1926 the management of FIAT – then still with capital letters as in “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino” – sent Henri Theodore Pigozzi to Paris to set up the FIAT importership for France. Three years later, the enterprising Italian managed it so well that […] More

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    Colin Neale

    British Colin Neale was once head of the Ford Motor Company's design department and died in 2016 at the age of 89. Neale never had much glamor in his lifetime. Although he has designed many more car models than, for example, Bertone, Zagato, Pinifarina to name a few […] More

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    Chrysler Valiant

    In an ultimate attempt to regain the customer, who had yielded to a – smaller – European car in the XNUMXs, the American car industry was forced to plunge into the market of the so-called compact car. General Motors appeared first with the later maligned Chevrolet Corvair, closely followed […] More

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