The Development of the Chrysler K Car
The Chrysler Corporation's K-cars were an automobile platform of
compact-to-midsize cars designed to carry six adults on two bench seats and
were aimed not only to replace Chrysler's nominally compact F-body Aspen
and Volaré, but also to compete with intermediates like the Chevrolet
Malibu and Ford Fairmont. Based on their passenger space, the K-cars were
placed in the same "midsize" category by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency as Chrysler's significantly larger and heavier M-body
The K cars have been categorized as compact for their external size and
small front-wheel drive layout. Technically, the K cars include only the
Dodge Aries, Plymouth Reliant, second generation Chrysler LeBaron, and the
Dodge 400, which used the K platform. The rest of the K-derivatives,
including Chrysler's minivans, were based on the K platform with
adaptations and modifications to suit vehicles of different sizes and
intended usage. These vehicles had modified suspensions and were longer and
heavier than the original K-cars, but all had the same basic architecture:
a solid beam rear axle, independent front suspensions with MacPherson
struts, and front-wheel drive (except for the AWD minivans). Sometimes,
they also shared numerous internal components and trim pieces (e.g., the
Reliant and first-generation Voyager).
Just Arrived - The 1986 Chrysler New Yorker
It just came today...
My dreams have finally been fullfilled!!!!!!!!
This car also has auto level air ride suspension!
Note: It only has 52,800 miles on it. The mileage on the instrument
cluster was from a replacement one.
Also, the radio is not original. I would like to find the original one and
install it instead.
Long Live the K-Car
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1975 Imperial LeBaron & Chrysler New Yorker and Newport promo
Dealer Promo Film. These films were created by Roy Ross and used by
Chrysler Dealers using their Kodak Supermatic 60 film projectors. They
could be viewed by sales people or even by the potential customer. The
Kodak Supermatic 60 film system was launched in the early 70's. They used
a film loop cartridge. 1975 was the best selling year for Chrysler since
1969 even though overall, 1975 was a poor year for the auto industry in
general. A mere 9000 Imperials were sold in it's final year as a make of
car. The Imperials would be reintroduced three more times by Chrysler, one
in 2007 as a Show Car
1962 Imperial Lebaron & Imperial Crown Promotional Film
This is a promo featuring the 1962 Imperial Crown and LeBaron. They also
focus on the move from the Imperial factory to the Chrysler factory.
Imperials had been built in their own factory like Cadillac and Lincoln.
Many people this gave the car less prestige.
1978 LeBaron TV Commercial.
'78 LeBaron, with the awesome rims : "Turbine Wheels", and these nice
tires, with the large white line (=i do not know the name, in american ??!)
= splendid !
And featuring, the american TV actor, Frank Converse, hero of the TV show
"Movin' On" !
See my LeBaron =
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1990 Chrysler New Yorker
Fifth Avenue I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
1967 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage
1967 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe. The Imperial was designed "for the man
who doesn't seek prestige because he already has it.".
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1967 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage
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First Drive: Chrysler Imperial Concept
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With the 300, Chrysler created a smash hit. When it was introduced, the
upscale style of this sedan captured the admiration of people from all
walks of life, and the best part, you didn't have to be a millionaire to
afford one. Learning from its success, it appears Chrysler may be looking
to use the same formula with its new Imperial Concept. Introduced at this
year's North American International Auto Show, the Imperial is positioned
to be Chrysler's flagship luxury sedan, that is, if they decide to build