Cohort Sighting: 1979 Chrysler 150 GT (C6) – A Rare Survivor From Spain

Chrysler 150 Spain

(first posted 2/2/2013)     coopey shot this in Spain, and has a bit of commentary on the Spanish version of the Simca 1307/1308GT, which in its day was a quite advanced car, very much in the VW Passat idiom, and won Europe’s COTY in 1976. The ones produced in Spain were called Chrysler 150:

The 150 has become one of the rarest Villaverde products, even in areas nearby to the plant. They didn’t age very well and a reasonably high amount of them already rust in peace in scrapyards. And then there are cases like this 150, with a questionable rejuvenation.

The GT was one of the top trim levels. It wasn’t as well equipped as the posh SX but it offered more extras than the other three lower trim levels. Plus, its 1.4 liter engine with a Weber double-body carburetor was more powerful. It made 85 BHP, 17 more than the S, GLS and LS’s 1.3.