Autos: Happy Exception at Chrysler

As they wait anxiously for the traditional spring pickup in sales, Detroit's automakers are predicting a 1968 out put of up to 9.3 million cars, which would make the model-year one of the industry's best. But auto salesmen, who are still in the midst of winter dol drums, are beginning to wonder. As a result of last year's 45-day strike, Ford production is still catching up, and sales are off 40% for the model-year thus far. General Motors is down 1% from last year in spite of such hot numbers as the Pontiac Tempest. Smaller American Motors is up...