This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncwell who writes: So here I am looking through a local auction house for some odds and ends to add to the shop and…what in the hell is this? I have no idea what anyone would do with this other than see just how many people […]
This next Loony Labor Day submission comes from Safety Fast who writes; Seriously, what is this? Simple, it was a custom body on a Toyota HiLux chassis built at a time when Toyota product planners were insane. They built 100 of these to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1936 Toyota AA (which was a blatant copy of the 1934 Chrysler Airflow)…but I think they should have saved the design for the next generation of the Mirai because this is an improvement. Find this 1996 Toyota Classic offered for $49,975 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.
eaders of this website will remember K-Cargate — which started when someone here compared driving a K-Car to purgatory, continued when the president of the Chrysler K-Car Club of America defended K-cardom in the comments, and wrapped up with an eloquent treatise on the Thin Line Between Hate and Meh by Kaibeezy. This was a long time ago, but I have to say that finally we’ve got a K-car that can redeem the brand and bring that feeling of Mehate to Melove. Find this 1984 Chrysler K-Car Limo offered for $4000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.
There was a request from the audience for “Dad” cars for Father’s Day, so here is a classic dad car for y’all. It might be a day late, but this car screams mid-western Dad like a pair for white New Balance sneakers and a healthy distaste for vegetables. Oh, that color…and the fact that it was the seller’s Mom’s car…maybe this should have been a Mother’s Day post. Find this 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT offered for $4,550 in Dover, PA via craigslist.
The Chrysler LeBaron was by 1987 a K-car pile of parts that was using the legendary Chrysler badge as an attempt to trick people into thinking it was a personal luxury car. But not even a VNT (variable nozzle turbine) equipped turbocharger attached to a Chrysler Turbo II 4-banger could make a K-car (okay, technically this is a J-body) anything other than…oh boy, I don’t want to upset the K-car-community again, so I’ll be nice. Find this 1990 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo GTC Convertible offered for $4,200 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Tyler.
This next vehicle is twice the typical cost of the most expensive DT featured ride, but when you consider it replaces two of your vehicles (your custom 30’s hot rod AND your vintage camper) it seems like a deal. And it still costs less than the average vehicle sold in the USA in 2020. Find this 1934 Chrysler Hot Rod Camper offered for $40,000 in Palmer, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
This next car comes as a tip from Mr Mark who writes: Here’s an 80-something Conquest. The seller doesn’t state which brand it is, I think this was the Chrysler-branded version of the Starion? Anyway, unlike the Hurst Olds featured the other day, which I noted had “so little potential”, this guy has tons of potential. The seller says so! Just check out that underhood tubing, the very, uh, prominent exhaust and WORKING DIGITAL DASH! But you might want to protect that custom intercooler first. Yes indeed, this is a Chrysler and that IC would be demolished trying to pull this onto a flatbed for sure. Find this 1985 Chrysler Conquest offered for $3750 in Warrenton, VA via craigslist.
The Chrysler Sebring was the ultimate downer at the car rental parking lots through the 2010 model year when it was replaced by the equally bad but more stylish Chrysler 200. Still a miserably penalty box, but not quite as visibly repugnant. Anyway, between 1995 and 2010, when you were on the way to the rental counter you had high hopes of getting a V6 Mustang or a Crown Vic or some new car you’d never driven before. And you wished you wouldn’t get a Nissan, but you were frozen with fear if you saw a Chrysler key fob being passed over the counter. Uggg, those were horrible cars. Anyway, today’s Sebring has been covered in an early Corvair body shape that looks like it was rejected from the Gas Monkey Garage for being too shabby…but I sorta like it. Expect people to give you lots of space in the parking lot and this COVID thing lets you wear a mask so people won’t recognize you. Find this 2004 Chrysler Sebring with Corvair looks offered for $6000 CAD ($4805 USD) in Edmonton, AB, Canada via Kijiji.ca. Tip from Erik202.
Dr Henry Jekyll: I love this next car, it is so well preserved for a Chrysler Imperial. Mr Ed Hyde: Ugg, 24k miles. Frankly I’m shocked that anyone could stand this miserable pile of Chrysler K-Platform junk for 24 miles, much less 24,000. Dr Jekyll; Hold up there old chap, this car has a wicked sweet chrome grill and functioning pop-up headlights, and the burgundy interior is as delightful as a trip down Dean Street in London. Mr Hyde: You must be mad, somebody paid the equivalent of $50k in today’s money for this pile of slushbox shifted 147 horsepower V6 garbage and I’d pay that much to NOT drive it. Find this 1990 Chrysler Imperial offered for $4,995 in Fairfield, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Happy Halloween to all DT readers out there: Those who are still young enough to dress like a super hero, and those who are still young enough to dress like an idiot (male) or harlot(female) and, of course, those who are old enough to look like a ghoul without dressing up. Today is the scariest day of the year because we feature horrorods, so I’ll just put this 1994 Chrysler LeBaron offered for $1000 in Reno, NV via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!