“Lord Vader, your car is ready.”
“Er, with all due respect, I think I’ll stick with my Grand National.”
I really want to drive one of those because that kind of performance is very hard to come by in the ’80s. But I do believe the brake though, because Chrysler always has surprisingly firm brake.
That voice ~ .
I’ve never seen one of these with a stick shift .
The “Made in Austria” versions had stick shifts… Only one example had existed in my former neighbourhood a decade ago. A beautiful red one…
The gear change at :21 highlights how clunky those shift linkages were…
I drive smoother truck transmissions.
I’d love to find a very clean, well-preserved one with a manual transmission.
My Citroen can give BMWs and BENZs a handling lesson and it would run rings around this Chrysler so no sale sorry.
In 1986 ? I don’t think so. The Citroëns was comfortable, but handling?
“I” am your father Luke,welcome to the Dark Side of the force”. “Gee dad, I thought the Dark Side would have some better cars than these”.
Comparing a Chrysler LeBaron GTS with the likes of Mercedes and BMW would be like comparing a Chevy Citation with the Lexus IS.
Its called advertising, totally removed from real life…
For sporty handling they should have aimed at Honda and Mazda. Even that would be a stretch.
Assertive advertising is one thing, but the comparison is so beyond ridiculous that no-one would believe it.
It’s like Joe Isuzu without the sarcasm.
The Chrysler LeBaron GTS actually forced BMW to rush this into the market.
The suggestion this taught BMW and/or Mercedes anything at all is absurd. It didn’t.
But it did! It taught them not to take American car manufacturers seriously.
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