Re: [SIMCA Cars] Simca dealers
Chrysler has never done the 'import' car very well.toggle quoted message. . .
They also didn't excel at running the European car companies they bought.
It's hard to say why and surely Chrysler isn't the only NA car company to
bodge imported marks and models. Possibly part of it has to do with that
until quite recently, North American cars were very conservatively/lazily
I have a real hard time thinking of actual innovations or real improvements
that happened in short succession in the 60s.
"The Valiant was launched in
The car was European in nature, from its high-revving engine to its
curvaceous body; it had an alternator (a Chrysler first), a
and a torsion bar <http://www.valiant.org/#> suspension, once unique to
expensive cars, for superior handling."
So in 1959 we have a somewhat ground breaking event. But what improvements
or significant changes happened from 1959 to 1974 for Mopars? They went
through a few engine and intake designs, but that's all I can think of.
Possibly disk brakes up front?
So if all you're selling is unibody, torsion bar suspended, RWD cars, and
this weird FWD thing comes along...
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM, thomas <thenceroth@...> wrote: