Walter P. Chrysler Museum Hosting Special ‘Under the Hood’ Display

Sep 25, 2010

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum, located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is ‘raising the hoods’ on 33 vehicles within its collection now through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Enthusiasts can get a good look at Chrysler’s engine evolution through 16 models that are exhibited chronologically, starting with a 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring car and ending with 1986 Chrysler Town & Country convertible.

Boss Chrysler’s Garage, also located inside the Museum, will feature an additional 17 exposed engines on an eclectic mix of race and muscle cars, Jeep vehicles and trucks, according to the Museum.

In addition to this special “Under the Hood” exhibition, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum exhibits more than 65 antique, custom and concept vehicles.

The first floor traces the industry’s first 50 years from Chrysler’s perspective, featuring rare vehicles dating back to the early 1900s, including several historic marquees.

The second floor continues Chrysler’s story, beginning with the introduction of the first Hemi engine in 1951, and highlights decades of design, engineering and marketing successes.

The lower level Boss Chrysler’s Garage houses dream machines of the 1950s-”1970s, along with an array of Jeep vehicles and trucks.

The Museum is open Tuesday-”Saturday from 10 a.m.-”5 p.m, and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older) and $4 for children. Children five and under are admitted free.

For more information, to access special two-for-one admission coupons or to see a complete list of vehicles that are showcased at the Museum, go to www.wpchryslermuseum.org.