Back in the mid 1980s if you wanted a Mitsubishi with a turbo engine in the front and rear wheel drive, you had four cars to choose from — the Mitsubishi Starion, Dodge Conquest, Plymouth Conquest, and Chrysler Conquest…but they were really the same car with different badges. Today’s next example of the Conquestarion has […]
There was a time when the Chrysler TC by Maserati was just a bad joke. But now I find myself smiling when I see one of these like it is a funny joke. It wasn’t the first time that the passage of time made something obscene into iconic (see Eiffel Tower, Pontiac Aztec, etc) but […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes: The dream of 80s faux-wood alive today. The dream of 80s faux-wood alive today. Oh yeah. This is the dream. The K-car club dream that won’t stop. Find this 1984 Chrysler Town & Country offered for $6950 in Redwood City, CA via craigslist. […]
This next car comes as a tip from PA Cyclist who writes: This is notable for three reasons: (1) It has a manual (I have no production numbers for this but it has to be way lower than the automatic). (2) It appears to be the base model instead of the more popular Limited. The […]
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.