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The Chrysler Saratoga

The Saratoga nameplate for the Chrysler Corporation first appeared in 1939.  It applied to the most expensive full-size eight-cylinder vehicle, which put it above the Imperial and the New Yorker.  Full wheel covers came standard on the 1939 model and it cost $1,443.  The 1940 model was then assigned to the Series C26 eight-cylinder models, with the Traveler that had replaced the New Yorker and Imperial.  It only came in a four-door sedan model but offered a standard and sport formal interior; the latter included a glass partition that could be lowered.  This was also the year that Fluid Drive was offered for the first time with the three-speed transmission.