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YAK Car Pic of the Day

’90 Chrysler Imperial, Tonawanda, N.Y.

If you’re yearning for something really different to pull up to the country club door in, here’s your car. A Town of Tonawanda dealer is offering this 1990 Chrysler Imperial for a mere $2,994. I can almost guarantee there’s not another one like it in WNY, at least not in this condition. Before you get too excited, the 1990 Imperial is nothing more than a stretched-and-tarted-up K-Car. Chrysler, in the throes of automotive doom-dom, had a gazzilion variations of the K-car for years. Why, in 1990 alone, at the upper stratosphere of the Chrysler showroom, were (in descending order) the Imperial, Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue, Chrysler New Yorker, and the Chrysler LeBaron. If for some reason you have the urge to see the brochure for the Imperial, click here.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know   

  • MaxPlanck

    A distant family member who I don’t have regular contact with had a LeBaron of the same vintage. When I did have contact, all I ever heard was tales of woe and regret about buying the car which succumbed to repeated cooling and electrical system failures. The pieces of the car’s chrome trim would fall off when a doors were slammed. To paraphrase Lee Iaccoca, after enduring both pain and repair expense, the LeBaron was dumped on some unwary soul and they “found a better car and bought it.”