The Chrysler Corporation was not incorporated until 1925, but Walter P. Chrysler was already hard at work putting the ailing Maxwell Motor Company back on track, and in the process putting his name proudly on his work. 1924 marked the first year of production for Chrysler cars, and they quickly earned a reputation for outstanding quality, performance and value. Walter P. Chrysler wanted to build mass-market cars that were superior in quality to the average Ford, but at a more affordable price point than the higher-end Buicks and Cadillacs. The new Model 70 debuted in 1924, named for its 70mph top speed. The Model 70’s centerpiece was its exceptionally well-engineered powerplant. The six-cylinder engine featured a 7-main bearing crankshaft, high compression cylinder head (4.7:1 vs. an industry standard of 4:1), the very first replaceable oil filter and a full pressurization lubrication system. Also, the chassis featured four wheel brakes – a first on a mass-market car. No fewer than nine different body styles were available on the Model 70, the most sporting of which is the rumble seat roadster, as featured here.
The Model 70 proved itself to be quite a successful competition car. R
left-hand-drive 1925 chrysler b 70 roadster convertible
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