Time's Up for Chrysler's PT Cruiser

Thursday, July 08, 2010

On Friday, Chrysler will make its last PT Cruiser. Ten years ago, the Cruiser became a cultural phenonenon with buyers willing to wait in line for their chance to own one. Why did the Cruiser strike such a chord?

We talk with Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, a cultural anthropologist who worked with the team that designed the PT Cruiser. He says the car was originally designed to evoke images of the gangster Al Capone.




Dr. Clotaire Rapaille

Produced by:

Noel King

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