YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, January 28, 2012
I would assume that, as they were spending money on designs, brochures, and whatever else went hand-in-hand with the fall introduction for the 1961 DeSoto, somebody somewhere at Chrysler knew it was a waste of resources. The last one went off the assembly line in November, just two months after the ’61s were introduced. There were full-sized clay models and drawings for ’62 and ’63 models in Chrysler’s styling studios, so maybe all hope wasn’t lost until the last minute — when they ran out of grilles(?) — although from 1957 on, DeSotos weren’t much different from Chryslers, always a bad sign.
You can see that final brochure here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know