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85-88 ply caravelle blu whtfld copy

     Here’s one I’ll bet many of you never knew existed: the Plymouth Caravelle (click here for a quick 30-second commercial refresher course). Heck, I bet there are a bunch of you young whippersnappers who never even heard of Plymouth! The Caravelle bowed in the U.S. for model year 1985, replacing the Chrysler E-Class which, what with the Le Barons, Imperials, and New Yorkers (all — as were the E-Class and Caravelle — built on stretched versions of the K-Car), would have been maybe one too many small Chryslers in the Chrysler-Plymouth showroom. Enter the de-contented Caravelle. The wheelbase was three inches longer than the Plymouth Reliant K-Car; its front and rear restyled to give it a mid-sized car look. Available only as a four-door sedan, the Caravelle lasted through the 1988 model year, and was replaced in 1989 with the Plymouth Acclaim. This somewhat pristine blue Caravelle can be seen most days in a Wheatfield driveway.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know                                                                                                                                                                                                        jim@artvoice.com


  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    As Click and Clack used to say in that era, “Chrysler…2 chassis, 27 cars.”