Monday, July 14, 2014

What Am I? Wouldn't You Know It

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I?  In this better than being buried alive in a faux wood sticker covered coffin game we find a random picture of a car from a interweb automobile advertisement and you get to guess what kind of car it is.  Just what am I anyway?  Updated with solution below.


Today's subject vehicle will separate the men from the boys, or something like that...anyway, just what is the vehicle in this picture?  Comments below.

Give up?  Answer below.



This is a 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible available on craigslist for $14,500 in Los Feliz, CA.  It has been heavily customized with other parts from various K-car detritus, starting with a Canadian market Plymouth Caravelle Grill, and just going downhill from there.  It is finished in a nice shade of gangrene teal and its best to keep the top closed when driving to maintain your anonymity.
What other donor car parts can you identify? 

14 comments:

  1. Hideous? I have no idea. Chrysler Town and Country?

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  2. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Hard to say for sure, but it looks like the 1980's K car limo variant, if it had the fake wood Town and Country treatment.

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    1. I think you nailed it. That's the right wheel cover and the right amount of distance between the wheel arch and the rear door. There's a side marker to the right which means this is the driver's side rear door and the Chrysler mini-vans didn't have street side rear doors until later on.

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  3. Alternatively, it could be a K-Car LeBaron with some kind of Continental kit / fender skirts.

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  4. Thanks DT for taking me through some weird google trip looking for this thing but ending up here -

    http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/assets/1/24/TimelineMainDimension/1984PlymouthVoyagerWeb22.jpg

    http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/history/1984/

    1984, you gave me Ghostbusters, but I do not miss you.

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  5. Town & Country! The ultimate bad birthday gift to give your brother on his 50th!

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  6. "If you want a rare MOPAR 1980s convettible here it is."

    The answer to the question unasked.

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  7. I actually think the customization makes it kinda cool in a "Frank Sinatra Junior" type of way. If that makes any sense.

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    1. So, you are saying is this is more Nancy Sinatra because if this was your ride, you'd use yer boots instead?

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  8. It's a 1985 Douchemobile.

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  9. Now, now, now, let's be charitable. It actually looks better than the "real" T&Cs that Chrysler foisted upon us during this time. As for donated parts, I'll just pick out the fender script from a mid-'60's Newport or some such.

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    1. Oh- also, the fender skirts are hideously fake.

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  10. Geroge Costanza/John Voight's car updated

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