Car buyers took exception to their more expensive Dodges looking like last year’s low priced Valiant. When combined with the ill- conceived and hurried downsizing of the 1962 Dodge and Plymouth ranges (because Chrysler’s boss, Bill Newberg, thought GM were downsizing for 1962) the result was sales disaster. Exner was replaced as Chrysler’s design boss by Elwood Engel in November 1961, so he was not around for the FliteWing’s debut. Newberg also exited soon after, over an alleged conflict of interest situation. One of the FliteWing’s design objectives was curved side glass that sat flush with the sheet metal. The other idea was a one piece side window. 44