Walter P. Chrysler Museum

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Walter P. Chrysler Museum
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Walter P. Chrysler Museum is located in Michigan
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Location within Michigan
Walter P. Chrysler Museum is located in the US
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Location within Michigan
Location Auburn Hills, Michigan
Coordinates 42°39′02″N 83°13′18″W / 42.6506°N 83.2218°W / 42.6506; -83.2218
Type History, Technology
Collection size 65
Website wpchryslermuseum.org

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum, which opened in October 1999, is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The museum is named after the founder of Chrysler Corporation, Walter P. Chrysler. It features many historically significant Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, AMC, Nash, Hudson, and Rambler vehicles from various eras.

The museum interior is decorated by original art in the form of murals and dioramas by A. Shapiro.

The museum closed to the public due to low attendance on December 31, 2012. Its assets were sold to the Chrysler Foundation, a charitable arm of Chrysler Group, LLC. It is currently available for private rentals.

On November 3, 2016, FCA announced that the museum will permanently close on December 18, 2016. The building will be converted to office space.[1]

In 2017 Maserati announced it was moving its U.S. headquarters from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to the former Chrysler Museum.[2]

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  1. ^ King, Jenny. Low attendance shuts Chrysler classic car museum, Detroit News, January 14, 2013, Retrieved 2013-01-28
  2. ^ Snavely, Brent (2017-04-12). "Maserati is headed to Auburn Hills offices". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2017-04-21.  Version posted at USA Today

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