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While Chrysler has not usually had the benefit of the kind of hype that surrounds the Mustang and Corvette, they have attracted a number of admirable and sensible people who could have any car they wanted.
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Mopar-powered Facel Vega owners: Pablo Picasso, Christian Dior, Stirling Moss (racer), Ringo Starr, Fred Astair, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ava Gardner, François Truffaut (12)
Also see General Eisenhower, General Powell, and Admiral Blanco above. General George C. Marshall called the Willys Jeep “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare.”
Jim Benjaminson noted two Chrysler-based movie camera cars, pictured in George Dammann’s 70 Years of Chrysler book. The 1947 was made by Paramount, using a new Crown Imperial sedan front; just behind the center post, a Dodge truck rear chassis was welded in. The 1949 was built by MGM, using a cut-down eight-passenger Crown Imperial, built for MGM; it could have a roadster style top, and was engineered by Chrysler itself for the job.
* John Rush
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