Check out these classics and concepts at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, reopening next month – MLive.com

Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The museum that showcases the beginning of Walter P. Chrysler’s namesake automobile company and its subsequent evolution reopens to the public next month. 

The museum traces the roots of Chrysler Corporation, which Walter Chrysler launched in Detroit in 1925 after successfully leading Buick for General Motors and then turning around Willys-Overland Motor Company. 

A few years later, in 1928, Chrysler purchased Dodge, and also launched two new brands, Plymouth and DeSoto. Today, the automaker is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The museum shows the company’s early wares such as the 1924 Chrysler B-70 Phaeton, its Willys Overland Jeep used in World War II, and then the advent of the Hemi engine, muscles cars, minivans and some newer concepts such as the 1997 Dodge Sidewinder. 

Check out pictures of some of the museum’s most interesting cars and trucks above.

The Walter P. Chrysler museum will be open on select weekends from June 4 through Dec. 18, 2016. The full schedule can be seen here

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for youths ages 6-17. Children 5 years and under get in free. 

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