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YAK Car Pic of the Day

’85 Chrysler LeBaron, Niagara Falls, USA

Yeah, it may be a K-Car derivative, but I can totally see myself driving this 1985 Chrysler LeBaron convertible. It’s somewhat stylish, relatively inexpensive, and… no one is likely to steal it! Seriously though, the LeBaron and its Dodge 400/600 cousins weren’t bad-looking little cars. They came about during the convertible rebirth which happened a few years after safety regulations made the drop-top too scary to drive. This one, which looks better than many of the ones you still see on the road, was found parked behind a Niagara Falls used car dealership.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…

  • Max Planck

    Jim, maybe that car suffered from the “rep” it gained from serving in the movie, “Plains, Trains & Automobiles” with Steve Martin and John Candy. It was the car that Martin rented @ the St. Louis airport – a convertible like this one – but it had the fake wood trim siding on the body, which was I think, Chrysler’s attempt to resurrect the “Town and Country” models of the late 40’s. Martin’s rental car which eventually burned up when Candy’s character carelessly dumps a cigarette. Great and hilarious film about life on the road. 

    • Jim Corbran

      Max, one of the best parts was the fact that they kept driving that convertible after the fire!