National Geographic : 1931 May
GREAT BODY STRENGTH: Imagine a motor car able to sup port on its roof the live weight of a io,ooo-pound elephant! A Chrysler Eight did this very thing at Coney Island, N.Y., before a crowd of witnesses who could hardly believe their eyes. Five tons of elephant stepped upon a platform resting on the roof-and nothing happened-nothing bent, nothing cracked, nothing gave way. All doors and windows opened and closed with normal ease, as if there were no strain onthecarat all. Itwasan odd test for a car to go through, but a convincing one - proving the matchless strength and safe ty of a Chrysler Eight steel body. THE SAFETY OF PERFECT BALANCE: Another remarkable test pictured here demonstrates the additional safety Chrysler Eights possess because of their low center of gravity. The photo graph shows a Chrysler Eight being driven along the side of a sharp embankment, just to prove the real safety assured by low swung weight and perfectbalance. Note the sharp angle at which the car is tilted-enough,it would seem, to make any car turn com pletely over, but the Chrysler Eight ran safely along on all four wheels! DUAL HIGH GEAR PER FORMANCE: Neither pictures nor words can adequately express the great difference between Chrysler Eight performance and other motor car performance. You must sit at the wheel your- self to know what it means for a car to have Dual High gears. With an exclusive Multi-Range 4-speed transmission, the Chry sler Eights have two high gears one high gear for phenomenal pick-up and agility in traffic, and another high gear for the open road. Moreover, a quick, quiet gear shift enables you to shift with ease, up or down, at any speed, without hesitation or dashing. THE IMPERIAL EIGHT HOLDS TWELVE A.A.A. CONTEST BOARD STOCK CAR SPEED RECORDS IN ITS CLASS FORONETO FIVE MILES CHRYSLER SIX . . $885 to $895 CHRYSLER "70" . $1245 to $1295 CHRYSLER EIGHT $x495 to $1665 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL EIGHT $2745 to $3145 (Custom Models $3z50 to $3575) All prices f.o.b . factory; special equipment extra.