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Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

By Robert Ackerson
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Paperback 192 pages 250 x 207mm 348 pictures

ISBN: 9781845840396

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From concept to one million cars-the complete story of PT
How Chrysler transformed a concept into a spectacular retro
Full details of how the PT Cruiser's promotion gave it
international recognition.
The story of how the PT Cruiser took the world by storm
Full details of the development of the sensational PT Cruiser
Details and photographs of owner-customized PT Cruisers
Commentary by the PT Cruiser's designers and developers and
their contribution to its success.
Coverage of Chrysler's "Block Party" gatherings for PT Cruiser
Comprehensive analysis of the limited production "Dream
Cruiser" models.
Details of all annual model changes.
Complete specifications of all PT Cruiser models: 2001-
Prices and descriptions of all available PT Cruiser options
for each model year
The story of the design and development of the PT Cruiser's
turbo-charged engine
The hot-rod PT Cruisers of the annual SEMA show in Las
The PT Cruisers developed by Chrysler's high-performance
Skunkwerks team
Full description and illustrations of Mopar appearance and
performance options for the PT Cruiser
How the PT Cruiser is manufactured in the Tolusa, Mexico
How a seemingly insurmountable barrier to the PT Cruiser's
production was overcome
Describes the innovative ways in which the PT Cruiser was
promoted from the pre-production days to the latest models


This book presents a complete history of the PT Cruiser as a production model and its origin as a concept car that became one of the most identifiable forms in the world.


The PT Cruiser's history is the story of a remarkable car. It was created by a group of talented, original thinking designers, whose determined to break away from conventional, stay inside-the-lines thinking were supported by a Corporation eager to express the best elements of its 20th century origins in a fashion appealing to the sophisticated new car buyers of the 21st century. This book's carefully researched and profusely illustrated text presents a detailed history of this remarkable car. The changes made for each model year are described in detail. Similarly, the specifications of each PT Cruiser model are included along with dozens of illustrations of items as wheels, wheel covers, interior trim features and options. Hundreds of color photos graphically display the intriguing variety of PT Cruiser models from every model year including 2007.
In addition to the prices of each PT Cruiser model, full description, availability and cost of their options are included. Of interest to all PT Cruiser enthusiasts is an appendix detailing the Cruiser's sales history.


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