By on September 24, 2018

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view - ©2018 Murilee Martin - Paardensex

While Chrysler developed endless variations of the original , adding branches to the K-car Family Tree through 1995, only the Dodge Aries/400/600, Plymouth Reliant, and Chrysler LeBaron were true Ks. The K-cars saved Chrysler from near-certain bankruptcy, with the first Dodge and Plymouth versions rolling off showroom floors as 1981 models; came the following year, and the luxurious LeBaron convertible stood tall as the K-car King.

Here’s a well-preserved 1982 Chrysler LeBaron convertible in a Denver-area self-service yard.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, hood ornament - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexI have photographed numerous Ks during , including this ’85 LeBaron woodie convertible, this ’86 LeBaron Town & Country wagon, this ’81 Dodge Aries Hemi wagon, this ’82 Dodge Aries wagon, this ’83 Dodge Aries sedan, this ’86 Dodge Aries sedan, this ’88 Dodge Aries wagon, , , and this ’89 Plymouth Reliant sedan. I may have some personal animosity for the K-car, which I will attempt to keep out of this post; .

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, rust - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexThere’s a bit of rust here and there, but nothing that would have prevented a full restoration… that is, if anyone wanted to invest $10,000 and get a finished result worth $3,000.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, dealer emblem - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexIt was purchased new a few miles from this yard, and it will be crushed here.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, bumper sticker - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexThe was flown out of a couple of nearby Air Force bases through the late 1980s, so perhaps the original owner of this car went Mach 2 when not managing the 84 horsepower driving the front wheels of this car.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, engine - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexYes, just 84 horses moved this luxury convertible; the 140-horse turbocharged 2.2 engine became available in the 1984 LeBaron.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron in Colorado wrecking yard, interior - ©2018 Murilee Martin - PaardensexThe interior is in great condition, and the original owner’s manual and ignition keys were still in the car. My guess is that this was a dealership trade-in that proved unsellable later.


Lee Iaocca offered a dazzling convertible that put a little fun back in driving.

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