If ever a car were to deliver the ride comfort of a living-room sofa, it might be the 1979 Chrysler LeBaron. It takes just one look at the plush velour front seat to envision what it might feel like to float along on the interstates in smooth isolation.
The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage, well-kept-original 1979 Chrysler LeBaron Medallion from a private seller in Paintsville, Kentucky, advertising the car on ClassicCars.com. This lush 2-door “personal luxury car” might have you plotting a cross-country summer adventure in a mode of transportation that has way more leg room than a first-class flight.
The LeBaron name dates back as far as the 1930s and has always been associated with luxury and sophistication. Chrysler became affiliated with it in 1953 and went on to apply the nomenclature to high-end Imperial models for a couple of decades. By 1977, the LeBaron became a model in itself, and it lived on in various generations until being phased out after 1994.
LeBaron shares a platform with its sibling Dodge Aspen, but with a different body and higher-class target market. With just 52,000 miles on the odometer, this car with its 225cid slant-6 engine should have lots of life left, and the cosmetic condition of the car appears consistent with that reading. The windshield, tires and battery have all been replaced, according to the seller.
As an added bonus to a collector, the car comes with supporting documentation including the MSRP sticker, brochure, build sheet and original sales contract. Aside from some light cosmetic detailing needed as well as an AC conversion, the seller seems confident in its roadworthiness and offers to supply a video of the car running.
This 1979 LeBaron is one of the last of its kind, since as the 1982 model moved to a front-wheel-drive Chrysler K platform. And with that reengineering, the LeBaron also shrunk in every direction.
World-class room and comfort were definitely at a high point in 1979, and this low-mileage LeBaron might be one of the few still on the road, boasting that couch-like ride and feel. All for just $7,000 or best offer.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.