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1985 Chrysler Lebaron Mark Cross Town & Country Wagon - Turbo, Low Mileage on 2040-cars

Year:1985 Mileage:57400 Color: Yellow / Tan
Location:

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Wagon
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:2.2L Turbo
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1C3BC59EXFF195563 Year: 1985
Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Chrysler
Model: LeBaron
Trim: Mark Cross Town & Country
Options: Leather Seats
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 57,400
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Tan
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

This is a beautiful, low mileage, very good original condition, turbo LeBaron Town & Country woody station wagon, with the Mark Cross leather interior!  This car looks, runs, and drives great while coddling the driver and passengers in plush comfort.  And it is quick yet economical and fun to drive with the 2.2 liter Chrysler turbo engine.

This LeBaron has the wood trim package, the Mark Cross leather interior package, the turbo engine, automatic transmission, AM/FM radio, cargo cover, rear window wiper, tilt wheel, and power windows, power drivers' seat, power locks, power steering, and power brakes.  All of these features work great.  The air conditioning comes on but I have not used it and it is likely low on coolant, as the switch cycles.  The turbo gives quick acceleration, and the car runs, drives, shifts, and stops great, with no known problems or repair needs.  There may be a slow battery draw, I disconnect the battery when the car is sitting for a period.  The tires are about one year old and have less than 1000 miles on them!

The body is rust free, and appears to have no body repairs.  The paint appears to be all original and is in good shape, but could use a good polishing to bring back a better shine.  The wood is excellent, with very few chips or scratches, the largest being on the drivers' door (see photo) and some discoloration on the framing, primarily on the rear hatch.  Even the rocker panels are clean!  There is a minor small bump on the hood, with no broken paint, and which is barely noticeable unless you look at it in just the right light and at the right angle.  The wire wheel covers are in very good condition, with minor scuffing.

The beautiful and comfortable Mark Cross leather interior is really incredible!  The leather is in great condition, including the embossed Mark Cross emblems on the front and rear seat backs.  The dash pad has no cracks, and the headliner is not sagging, and the carpet looks great and is not worn.  The ash tray has a broken corner (see photo) but I will include a replacement ash tray.  Some of the satin silver trim surfaces show aging, but are a very minor and repairable appearance item that could be easily addressed.  The cargo area carpet, trim, and stainless ribs are all in very good shape, and the spare and jack are like new!

Overall this beautiful LeBaron Town & Country looks great in its original Cream Crystal Coat paint and light/medium tan Mark Cross leather interior, probably the best color combination for this car!  The Chrysler turbo motor is dependable, economical, easy to service, and is quick and fun to drive.  It is an affordable, practical, stylish, luxurious, and very 80s classic!

I have clear title in my name.  The car is garaged, and can stay garaged temporarily while you arrange to pick up or transport the car.  I will release the car after payment in full funds have cleared.

I have described this LeBaron as best I can; it is sold as is, where is.  Please ask any questions before you bid.






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Chrysler is being targeted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a pair of actions that focus on over 1.2 million Jeeps, minivans and crossovers.
The first is a "preliminary investigation" that focuses on an airbag issue afflicting the Jeep Commander built in model years 2006 and 2007 and Grand Cherokee from 2005 to 2006. In total, 700,000 vehicles could potentially be affected. It's not entirely clear what the airbag issue is, with The Detroit Free Press simply stating that the restraint systems in the affected Jeeps may be "faulty."
The other investigation is what's called a "recall query" and it covers a problem that General Motors should be familiar with. In this case, there could be a problem with the ignition switches of 525,000 vehicles, ranging from 2008 to 2010 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, to the 2008 to 2010 Dodge Journey crossover. Again, it's not entirely clear what sort of behavior prompted the 32 complaints that NHTSA has received on these vehicles.

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Last week, in the midst of Detroit's first days seeking relief in Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, Automotive News contributor Larry P. Vellequette penned an editorial suggesting that American car companies raise the white flag on dual clutch transmissions and give up on trying to persuade Americans to buy cars fitted with them. Why? Because, Vellequette says, like CVT transmissions, they "just don't sound right or feel right to American drivers." (Note: In the article, it's not clear if Vellequette is arguing against wet-clutch and dry-clutch DCTs or just dry-clutch DCTs, which is what Ford and Chrysler use.) The article goes on to state that Ford and Chrysler have experimented with DCTs and that both consumers and the automotive press haven't exactly given them glowing reviews, despite their quicker shifts and increased fuel efficiency potential compared to torque-converter automatic transmissions.
Autoblog staffers who weighed in on the relevance of DCTs in American cars generally disagreed with the blanket nature of Vellequette's statement that they don't sound or feel right, but admit that their lack of refinement compared to traditional automatics can be an issue for consumers. That's particularly true in workaday cars like the Ford Focus and Dodge Dart, both of which have come in for criticism in reviews and owner surveys. From where we sit, the higher-performance orientation of such transmissions doesn't always meld as well with the marching orders of everyday commuters (particularly if drivers haven't been educated as to the transmission's benefits and tradeoffs), and in models not fitted with paddle shifters, it's particularly hard for drivers to use a DCT to its best advantage.
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