1960 Chrysler Windsor
Chrysler was founded in 1925 by Walter Chrysler and during its prime, was the parent company of many brands, all in the hopes of keeping customers within the Chrysler family as their income and status grew. Plymouth was the entry level, then Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler and finally, Imperial. In the 1980ʻs, Chrysler purchased struggling American Motors Corporation (AMC) and brought the iconic Jeep brand into the family. Chrysler is still in business today manufacturing cars under the Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler brands.
In the 1960ʼs, Chryslers and Imperials were sold at the same dealership. Under the Chrysler name, dealers sold the Windsor, Saratoga, Town & Country, the 300 Series (B-L) and New Yorker. The Windsor was the entry level Chrysler model. It retailed for $3,194.00. The standard engine was 383 cubic inches and produced 305 horsepower via its two barrel carburetor. Unique to the Chrysler Corporation, this car has the funky pushbutton transmission, also called the “typewriter” transmission. The instrument cluster is “space age,” with the instruments and dials contained in a quarter sphere type of arrangement.
This was the last year of this body style and Chrysler produced 15,525 cars in either a two door or four door model. This car came to the museum in 2014 after being in storage for over a decade. It is in original condition; original paint, original interior, etc. After a little time with the museum mechanic, this car runs and drives perfectly and receives a lot of positive comments from visitors at the museum.
Serial No: N/A
Engine Cyl: V8
Engine Size: 383 cubic inches
Engine HP: 305
Trans: TourqeFlite 3-speed automatic