Cohort Capsule: 1969 Chrysler Town & Country – Course Correction

Posted at the Cohort by Nifticus

Since the creation of the CC website, we’ve covered many cars.  We’ve covered some cars many times.  However, there are a few that have had, for various reasons, little to no attention slathered upon them.

A fuselage bodied Chrysler wagon is certainly one of those.  So let us correct that, and what better way is there to do so than with the wagon whose nine passenger version made for the most expensive Chrysler of 1969?

As we all likely know, Chrysler introduced a new generation of full-size car for 1969.  Creases were out and curves were in, with wagons maintaining their 122″ wheelbase of prior years.  Engine choices were also the same as in 1968 with a standard two-barrel 383 with a four-barrel 383 and two 440s available for pulling and hauling whatever.

Did you know Chrysler touted there being over 1,000 linear feet of steel wire woven together to make the seat springs?  Or there being 102 cubic feet of storage capacity in the two-seat models?  Or the air-conditioned models had two separate units, referred to as “stereo air-conditioning”?

All one has to do is drop the tailgate to this long, long cargo area and partake of all the goodness.  From all the wagons that immediately come to mind, this one has what appears to be the longest cargo area of them all.  There is no doubt a visual component playing to this perception as the wagons were only one-tenth of an inch longer overall than the sedans upon which they were based.

One of the glaring omissions of the world has now been corrected – we’ve now featured a fuselage Chrysler wagon.  What does this mean?  It means one of us contributors will now find in the wild one of the 24,516 Town & Country wagons Chrysler made for 1969.

It’s doubtful many people will be upset if we feature a second one some year.