Filed Under (Chrysler) by Station Wagon Finder on 11-20-2010
Take 1950′s Virgil Exner styling and combine it with Americas passion for Westerns and this is what you get. This one and only 1956 Chrysler Plainsman concept found on ebay was on the car show circuit for 1956 and ended up in Cuba with a banker until Castro took over. Luckily it made it out of Cuba safely- can you imagine if this car stayed in Cuba? The car had advanced styling cues and mechanical functions including a rear facing power flattening back seat, step plates that came out of the rear bumper, a spare tire that fit under the rear fender and a gas cap under the left rear taillight, that sucks in under vacuum to expose the filler cap for filling the car with gasoline. As part of the Western motif the interior seats were finished in “unborn calf skin” which begs the question what’s the difference between “unborn calfskin” and “newborn calfskin”?