Chrysler LLC sent letters on Thursday to all its U.S. dealers notifying them about its plans to eliminate nearly 800 of its retail showrooms, according to a source briefed on the plan.

The automaker has sent letters to all its dealers and expects to file a motion with the bankruptcy court shortly detailing dealer closure plans, spokeswoman Kathy Graham said.

Everybody is getting a letter, she said but declined to elaborate.

Chrysler has just under 3,200 U.S. dealerships.