Sunday, December 18th served as the last-ever day the public was able to visit the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with Fiat Chrysler set to begin converting the facility into office space shortly.
The automaker announced in November it would close the Chrysler Museum and disperse the 67 vehicles it housed to other facilities in its network. At the time the company said the decision was influenced by the need for additional office space as was not related to the costs associated with keeping the museum open.
In a statement, Chrysler said it would” continue to the 67 historical vehicles that were displayed at the museum and “showcase them at internal and external events including being on display around the Chrysler Technology Center and other FCA US facilities.”
The Chrysler Museum was opened in 1999 and was closed shuttered Fiat in 2012 after losing money in 2010 and 2011. FCA reopened the facility for select dates this year before confirming its intention to permanently close it.