Chrysler Vs. GM (and Ford)

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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  • Packv12 Packv12 on Oct 12, 2008

    There are two parts to the video and the second is as good as the first part. The driving on the torture course, watching the hardtop Cadillac spring it's trunk and rear door in motion, priceless! It seems as though the second part is not complete either. Dave M. - I think that this would be aimed at a theater audience rather than the home viewer. Rather than "Coming Attractions", they had their ads, newsreel, cartoon, and feature. By the way, it's never stated to be a Chrysler ad, so could it be considered independent testing? Actually, the '57 and '58 Chryslers were sold on styling and totally re-engineered. There were major quality concerns with these models that lasted well into the early sixties. Chrysler had to offer the five year 50,000 warranty in the early sixties as a demonstration that their quality had improved and to help move the metal. menno - I agree, it was great finally hearing McCahill's voice. I've read that he was a big Imperial and Chrysler 300 fan.

  • BigOldChryslers BigOldChryslers on Oct 12, 2008

    Wicked. The Chrysler big block engine, Torqueflite 727 automatic transmission and torsion bar suspension were all cutting-edge when this movie was shot in 1958.

  • KixStart KixStart on Oct 12, 2008

    America of 1946 - 1966 was also the America of Separate but Equal. I don't miss it at all.

  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Mar 06, 2010

    packV12, you are correct, he was a big fan of Imperials, he actually owned a few.