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Interesting Factoids about Lee Iacocca

Interesting Factoids about Lee Iacocca

He saved Chrysler and changed the automotive world with his influence and
innovative zeal and that’s why we know the name Lee Iacocca here at Painters
Collision Centers very well. Automobile industry executive, national celebrity
and best-selling author Lee Iacocca is one of America’s best known and
admired businessmen, so here are some facts about the man, his life and his

Lido Anthony Iacocca was born on October 15, 1924, in Allentown,
Pennsylvania. His parents, Nicola Iacocca, an entrepreneur and restaurant
owner, and Antoinette Perrotto immigrated to the United States from Italy. He
graduated an engineering degree from Lehigh University and a master’s degree
from Princeton University.

Iacocca began working as an engineer at Ford Motor Company in 1946. While
there, the business icon introduced the affordable and stylish Mustang sports
car to the market in 1964. Iacocca served as president from 1970 until he was
fired in 1978. The following year, he became CEO of the Chrysler Corp., which
was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Iacocca helped turn the corporation around and in 1984 Chrysler made a
record $2.4 billion. This success helped Iacocca become a national celebrity. As
a spokesperson in television ads, he promised anyone who test drove a
Chrysler $50 if they purchased a competitor’s vehicle. He retired in 1992.

Factoids about Iacocca:

 Iacocca starred in Chrysler television commercials that featured the
famous line, “If you can find a better car, buy it.”
 He was featured on the cover of Time magazine three times.
 In the mid-1980s, there was talk of Iacocca running for the U.S.
 Two books written by Iacocca, the 1984
autobiography Iacocca and Talking Straight (1988), became best-sellers.
 President Ronald Reagan asked Iacocca to help coordinate fundraising
efforts for the restoration of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
 In the mid-1980s, Iacocca was described as “the living embodiment of
the American dream” by Reader’s Digest.
 In 2005, Iacocca appeared in Chrysler ads with Jason Alexander and
Snoop Dogg.
 The Iacocca Family Foundation has funded more than $40 million in
research projects.

About Painters Collision Centers
Today’s vehicles are essentially large computers on wheels, so you need a
collision repair company with the right tools, equipment, and training to
diagnose and fix these sophisticated machines at a high level. At Painters
Collision Centers, with two locations in Chandler and Queen Creek, AZ, we
stress quality, transparency, and complete accountability. People praise us
for being thorough and providing over-the-top customer service on every
repair. When you hire us at Painters Collision Centers, you tap into our 35
years of cumulative experience in the collision repair industry. Owners Jim
and Kelly Huard aren’t just in it to win it. They’re in it to be the best!

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A/C Recharge

We offer AC recharge services for R134 and R1234 systems on most vehicles. Stay cool in the desert heat!

Window Tinting

Tinted protective film shields out both UVA & UVB rays to keep you cool, comfortable and in style.

By Appointment Only.

Prices Vary - please call for an estimate.

ADAS Scanning

Keep your Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) performing at optimal levels for improved safety.

Clear Film/Protectors

Protect your vehicle from sand, wind, door edge bumps and finger nail scratches!
Apply Clear Film Protection!

Glass Repair/Replacement

We can replace or Repair most any glass. With Today’s Advanced ADAS Technology, it is critical that proper calibrations and test drives are conducted in order to ensure the glass is installed to OE standards. Many people do not realize that the front and rear glass are structural components to the vehicle. Family and Safety First!!!

Detailing Services


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We offer panel refinishing or off the car part refinishing.

At Painter's we use PPG Envirobase water-based products, so we can achieve a perfect color match and rapid cure times.

Light Mechanical

We offer AC recharge for R134 and R1234 systems, factory suspension repair and replacement, wheel alignments, and other light-duty mechanical services. Call for details.

Collision Repair

Whether you have been involved in a major or minor accident, or encountered a hailstorm, we can fix it! Not only can we fix it, but we will also return your vehicle back to pre-accident condition. This includes structural and aluminum repairs. We are a full-service body shop. We know that when a problem occurs with our vehicles our lives STOP. We will help you get back on the road as promptly as possible.