Classic Mopars: 1940's

 
 
The unsuccessful Airflow had a chilling effect on Chrysler styling and marketing, which remained determinedly unadventurous through the 1940's and into the 1950's, with the single exception of the installation of hidden headlights on the very brief production run of the 1942 DeSotos.
 
 
 
World War 2 practically put all vehicle manufactures on standby. In many cases perfectly good cars were parked up in storage and never saw roads again. This period in the time-line was a struggle for all, with no money coming in from public sales people lost jobs, cars and houses. As we can look back on it now, this was what Chrysler needed, time away from the drawing board. The time did them good as they came back with fresh new ideas....
 
 
 
 
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