If you know a little about the Chrysler Imperial 1962, the founder of the car company that shares his name, you will not be surprised to learn this automaker has been a leader in innovation since his company’s founding. Walter began his career as a railroad engineer. He developed and built his tools for use on the job because he strongly believed that a good engineer should be familiar with his equipment. By the time he was 33, Walter had worked his way up to a top management position with the railroad and bought a car with his earnings.
The manufacturer’s most famous innovation was the Chrysler Imperial 1962, a great model with automatic overdrive, which improved efficiency, reduced wear and tear and made the vehicle quieter. This was by far a new way to market their models and it has stood firm in the market since.To familiarize himself with the vehicle’s technology, Walter took apart the vehicle and put it back together several times. In 1962, after several years of success as the head of another American car manufacturer, the company introduced Chrysler Imperial 1962.
In addition, this new model maximized interior space while still fitting in a parking spot designed for a sedan. The sliding door made it easy to load children into the back seat. This was by far a new technology then which made it one great model as well as making it an outstanding family car.
Chrysler Imperial 1962 prices range from $20,000 to $60,000
Flat floors, a cargo area and a rear hatch allowed drivers to haul more than the sedans or station wagons on the market. The brand’s minivans have dominated the market for the past 30 years, outselling its competitors. The innovation carried with it self the new boxy design. The boxy design and roomy interior of the original minivan continue to influence crossovers and sports utility vehicles today.