Sometimes car buyers don’t know what’s good for them and great cars go unsold.
Take, for instance, Chrysler’s notorious Airflow. It was a radical design for its day, with a unibody chassis, innovative suspension, and that semi-streamlined body. Chrysler made the mistake of introducing all of their technological advances together in one car rather than spreading them out, so the Airflow ended up much too expensive for the Depression Era’s struggling middle class.
The car was such a failure that it threatened to put Chrysler out of business and kept the company from making any kind of daring design for two decades.
What other cars were really wonderful, but never caught on with an unappreciative buying public?
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