Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Car of the Day : June 7, 2011
Today's car is the 1979 Chrysler Lebaron Town and Country by Motormax.
The Chrysler Town & Country was a station wagon manufactured by Chrysler Corporation and sold under its flagship brand from 1941–1988. The model was also sold as a sedan, coupé, and convertible from 1947–1950 and as a convertible from 1982–1988.
Starting in 1978, and ending in 1981, the Town & Country moved to the same bodytype or shell as the compact rear wheel drive Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare wagons. The more upmarkets were considered a separate series, designated the Chrysler M platform, which included the Chrysler LeBaron, Dodge Diplomat, and Plymouth Gran Fury as well as the Town & Country. There were, however, not many substantial differences in the chassis and powertrain, and only Town & Country had plastic woodgrain trim on the sides.
James from PEI sent this one to me as part of a massive trade. I never saw these anywhere in this area but apparently they were widely distributed in Canada. Regardless, I wanted a copy of this one for obvious reasons. After it arrived and I opened the box up though, found it's too nice to do any sort of custom on and it's staying stock. The details aren't the best and the entire roof line has issues. That said I wouldn't' trade this for nearly anything. Thanks James.