Sorry but had to get it for the summer ;)

Later Model C Bodies - "The Formal Years"

  1. Sergio Olivares

    Sergio Olivares Member

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    I could not say no to this Nice Lebaron Convertible, ready for the summer :thumbsup:
    I know its far from our Beautiful Formals, but I have always liked driving them with the top down they have a nice easy feeling and soft ride. Not fast but ho needs fast when crusing top down on a summer night...
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  2. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Is she an 86?
    Nothing stopping you driving it now with the top down.
    Wear a big winter coat and throw the skiis in the back seat.
    No different than riding a snowmobile,LOL!!
    Congrats on the purchase.

    I had a 83 400 coupe and it was a fun car to drive.
    Sold it to finance the completion of the BoaB.
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    Thanks!
    Yes they are that simple :) its an 1984 with the base 2.2 so really very little maintenance.
     
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    F.I or Holley 2bbl?
    No issues when I had my 2.2 2bbl.

    Yeah if it had the Mitsu 2.6 in it I would run away from it.
    Feel free to sign up here:
    The Chrysler K-Car Club
    Very helpful group regarding the K's
    convertibles are more popular than you think.
    My screen name is SuperK in there,LOL
     
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    Its the Holley carbureted 2.2, Not the 2.6 nightmare!!
     
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    84 was first year for FI and Turbo.
    The computer quit in this gem rendering it not running and nobody makes them anymore.
    Sadly,this was THE LAST E class turbo car registered in Ontario but I had no choice but to junk it.
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    We bought an 83 E-Class when new and loved it. It looked exactly like the one in the picture. I keep hearing the 2.6 was a problem - I don't know with what - but I had no problems in 77,000 miles. And then I foolishly traded it in. I wish I had kept it. I've thought about pushing the button on one of those convertibles. It would be a lot of fun and they go pretty cheap.

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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Looks nice.
     
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    Have fun......when it gets warm.
     
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    My oldest son had a slightly newer version. It was a fun car to drive and his first convertible. He's on his fourth or fifth 'vert now.

    Looked like this (pic from the web)

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    Nice. Enjoy
     
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    just saw one driving in a snow storm . I couldn't get my camera out fast enough
     
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    Never apologize ….. when they speak to you - answer!
     
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    My mom's 82....she 's the original owner...
     
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    That's very nice! I like it :thumbsup:
    how many miles on it? is it a 2.6 or 2.2 engine?
     
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    I said sorry because many people don't like the K car era cars and a very different car from our C body ships. :lol:
     
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    To bad, but let me tell you I have been driving my Lebaron on the snow these last two days and in handles it beautifully :steering:
    Lite car and FWD does the job.
     
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    2.6...it has 120,000 miles. NEVER driven in winter. My mom stored it every year. Put some money into it lately, carb rebuilt, CV joints, springs and struts. Still rides like a dream, and the air does work!
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    Can you tell, what these FWD LeBarons are like on the road? I mean handling, hard/soft suspension, etc.
     
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    It typical of the Chrysler FWD platform of the time. I didn't drive it that much. It was a long time and many cars ago so I don't remember any particulars other than it was a fun car mostly because the top went down.
     
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