Thursday, April 3, 2014

2k: Petrolicious Video Legend: 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town and Country Convertible Mark Cross Edition

If you caught the Petrolicious video yesterday and are anything like me, you probably now have a hankering for a sweet Chrysler LeBaron convertible.  Well wouldn't ya know?  In the comments on Petrolicious site was the exact car from the video...not a similar car..but the exact same car, complete with termite free siding and espresso/cappuccino interior by Mark Cross.  Find this 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town and Country Convertible offered for $2,195 in Los Alimitos, CA via craigslist.

It isn't clear from the video if the seller was contacted regarding the car  and it was used for the video, or if a Petrolicious staffer (or the actual dude in the video) own the vehicle, but the ad is sparse and doesn't mention the video..which seems strange as that video ups the street value of this legend by roughly 1000% (in round numbers...I could be more precise, but then I'd have to explain my valuation techniques, how to use a slide rule. et cetera).

You are gonna need the pine tree air freshener because everything about this high end K-car stinks.  The Chrysler 2.2 liter Turbo I engine is boosted by a Garrett T3 turbocharger to 146 horsepower and 160 ft-lbs of torque...but any hint of fun you might have anticipated is sapped away by an automatic transmission mated to the front wheels.

See a better termite free classic convertible?


  1. It looked a lot cleaner in the video, but at $2,200....not for me but a high school girl might enjoy the 'vert.

  2. I wonder if Jon Voight was the original owner?

  3. "I only see one LeBaron Freddy!"

  4. The car George Constanza wishes he had owned!


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