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Mopar Minivans:
Creating the “Magic Wagons”

This book focuses on the creation and reinvention story.

From the early 1970s to the 1980s, designers, planners, and engineers fought over how to design and build a new car, arguing over basic designs, details, and whether to go for earlier production or quality when every dollar counted.

In the background is the story of the Chrysler Corporation, which reinvented itself twice in the span of 20 years. In the foreground were different people, using new techniques, but coming to many of the same conclusions; and a core product getting relatively small changes, yet seeming dramatically different to its owners.

Chrysler has dominated minivan sales in the United States for 35 years; this book shows how they made the right choices despite constrained budgets and uncertain times.

Available now from Amazon ($19.84, prime color) and
Barnes & Noble (value edition: slightly lower resolution color, $16.99)

or as an ebook for $5.50 (no longer at the $4.26 introductory price)

Substantial volume discounts!

Reviews: Hemmings • Mopar InsidersAllpar

We are currently planning the second edition, titled “Magic Wagons: The Story of Chrysler's Minvians.”
If you have a story of minivan development, for any generation, please contact us!

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