Walter Chrysler wanted to produce "the
ideal car for the American driver." The first Chrysler roadster appeared
in 1924, and was a marvel of automotive engineering. In 1928, the
first Plymouth, "an outstanding new make in the low price field,"
rolled off the assembly line. Standard equipment included "four wheel hydraulic
brakes, full pressure engine lubrication, aluminum alloy pistons, and an
independent hand brake."
(I realize that auto dealer "hype"
barely qualifies as non-fiction!)
these cars! (large graphics files).