Call Me Mr The Baron: 1988 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible
Don’t you love it when you find clean low mile examples of undesirable cars offered for cheap? Sure, you might feel guilty for the poor sap who spent a bunch of his hard earned cash when he purchased this thing new and only put 20k miles on it…but look at the minty clean convertible you can buy for the price of a high end 4K flat panel television. Who needs high-def when you can experience life in real-def? Find this 1988 Chrysler Lebaron offered for $3,500 in Concord, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
Quick recap for folks unfamiliar with the life and times of the LeBaron nameplate. The LeBaron name was tossed around Chrysler’s product like Charlie Sheen’s dignity, but first used in the ’50s on top of the line Imperials and then in ’70s on the M-body mid size, downgraded to K-car in the 80s, back up the H-body in late ’80s, J-body in the ’90s and finally AA-body for a mid sized sedan.
Just look at that interior — I am flabbergasted that the gauges and switches all still function per their original intention, and cannot believe the condition of everything from the steering wheel to the dashboard. Under the hood is a Chrysler Turbo II inline-4 that is good for 146 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of torque.
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AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THIS NONSENSE???
More affectionately known as the Le Baboon.
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Y'know, it's funny, but there was a time that I actually thought the late '80s Lebaron GTS hatchback wasn't a bad design.
My interest in Chrysler products at this point is that there's only about three Mopar products between the '54 Chrysler 300 and the current SRT8 that I'd really give a fornicative act to own: an early '60s Exner-era Valiant sedan (yeah really, used to hate 'em, now love 'em) and a '69 Barracuda fastback. Honorable mention to the Trans-Am homologated 340 Challengers.
these were actually pretty decent cars for what they are; cheap, stylish, comfortable for two, easy on gas and reasonably dependable; especially the 4 cylinder cars.
My Brother had a few of these the Turbo model no drop top he liked it never drove it but we had some kind of K car @ work in our fleet.full time some models were decent not great.
Make mine with the "wood" paneling, authenticity that an aging, mostly overlooked actor or actress owned it(bite marks on a pencil will do), make it $500 and I am all over it. The only way to show up at your family's Festivus celebrations.
Scot, I doubt you are the only one confused by DT showcasing this car, "minty" condition aside. But you may have confused the issue by posting in an Asian script and English. Is the answer revealed in Mandarin? 🙂
Wow, love that blue interior! This thing is super clean and likely one of the nicest 88 le barons left even if its not everybodys cup of gruel
My favorite feature? Easy. The ubiquitous 80s Mopar radio joystick fader/balance control.