Business: Driving for a Rescue Deal

A recovery plan intended as a bid for aid

The ailing Chrysler Corp. has been using $400 rebates and the pitching of Joe Garagiola to whittle down its huge inventory of unsold cars for a month now, but the firm's most important marketing drive is just beginning. Late last week the nation's No. 3 automaker submitted to Treasury Secretary G. William Miller a 27-page recovery plan with 90 pages of exhibits that laid bare inside details on profitability and marketing strategy of a kind that no automaker had ever before revealed. Said one Chrysler official: "We are really taking our pants off...

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