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!
I was preparing an onslaught of Canadian Thanksgiving posts to continue celebrating the Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving extravaganza…but this next car is just too cool to skip. It is a reminder of a time when style was more than just some giant wheels and big grill — and slab sided styling was king. Find this 1966 Chrysler 300 offered for $8,500 in Cape Coral, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.
The Chrysler Corporation was founded in 1925, but it wasn’t until 60 years later in 1985 that they built their first Chrysler branded sports car. Yes, we are talking about the Laser. Not to be confused with the Plymouth Laser, which was just a Mitsubishi Eclipse with a Plymouth badge, but this is the Chrysler Laser, which was a Dodge Daytona with a Chrysler badge. Yes, that meant it was front-drive turbo 2.2 liter 4-banger powered, but it is reportedly a fun little machine. Personally, I can’t wait till the 2025 Stellantis Lasers get released. Haha, Stellantis!! The jokes just write themselves. Find this 1986 Chrysler Laser Turbo offered for $6,500 in St Louis, MO via craigslist. Tip from Ben.
I made a list of the ten things I need in a car in 2020 the other day and this next car is extremely close to hitting every single one of those points…but I should have added something about no moving seat belt anchors. Who ever thought it was a good idea for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to slide on a track was added safety should have been banned from designing car parts for life. This was as stupid an idea as the vinyl roof or a fake hood scoop…except it could get you killed or worse. However…I do like a good Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest…so I guess I’ll give this one a pass…but mostly because it is a proper color instead of some shade of white/grey/silver/black. Find this Chrysler Conquest TSI bidding for $6,100 in Palm Harbor, FL.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes; it would be harder to find a worse car in better shape…perfection! Wow. This is indeed a prime example of the prettiest turd in the punch bowl, the nicest way to die, the least venomous scorpion, the best New Kids On The Block album, the least abusive Baldwin brother, the best preserved zit stain on a bathroom mirror. Okay, maybe I’m being unfair to the Sebring — it does sit on a chassis that was derived from the Eagle Talon/Mitsubishi Eclipse platform and the 2.4 liter EDZ DOHC 4-banger isn’t the worst engine you could buy in 2002…but when I could pick my rental car, I’d always avoid these soulless appliances like the plague. Still…this one is in remarkably good condition for the age. Find this 2002 Chrysler Sebring offered for $5500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
This Stellantis name of the new Chrysler/Fiat/Peugeot/DuffBeef merger still has me chuckling to my self. My belly hurts. The idea that a new name will hide the fact that Chrysler is now not even in the top ten best car makers on the planet…and it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when Chrysler rebadged some good Mercedes-Benz cars and had something fun/zippy to sell. Find this 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 offered for $7950 in Chicago, IL via craigslist.
It was recently announced that Chrysler (technically Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles) merged with Peugeot S.A. (which is Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall…) and became yet another global conglomerate with the baffling (and vaguely aquatic sounding) name Stellantis. Uggg. The irony is that Plato’s city of Atlantis was a fictional city that was consumed by the ocean after an unsuccessful attack on ancient Athens…a victim of it’s own hubris. Perhaps, there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when people talk about a car brand called Chrysler who built amazing cars back in the 20th century…but it is only a myth. Find this 1965 Chrysler New Yorker offered for $4995 in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.
The daddy of the modern minivan was built on a modified version of Chrysler’s K-Car platform with which it shared engines and much running gear, but the backbone was something that Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich called the T-115 platform…which was just a beefy version of the K-car. The Chrysler minivan was billed as an […]
The PT Cruiser was sold by Chrysler from 2000 through 2010 to aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers who picked it out of the lineup of econoboxes at their nearest mile-o-cars because it looked retro but still had the same useability and driving characteristics of a Prius. The two questions most often asked at the dealership […]