1982 CHRYSLER LEBARON CONVERTIBLE 2.6 MITSUBISHI 92HP 4 CYL, AUTOMATIC TRANS, AC, POWER TOP, POWER WINDOWS, TILT STEERING WHEEL, CRUISE CONTROL, NEW CONVERTIBLE TOP WITH BOTH COLOR BOOTS, MOST IMPORTANT IT IS RUST FREE UNDER AND OVER, LIFE LONG NC WELL CARED FOR VEHICLE. THESE WERE BUILT BY CARS & CONCEPTS IN 1982, IT HAD BEEN YEARS SINCE ANY DROP TOPS WERE BUILT, AND ACCORDING TO FACTORY INFO,ONLY 3045 CONVERTS WERE BUILT ALONG WITH 9780 MARK CROSS EDITIONS. TOTAL 12,825 NOT TOO MANY SURVIVE TODAY. GREAT FUN FOR NOT MUCH MONEY. IT RUNS AND DRIVES NICE. I DON'T THINK THE ALLOY WHEELS ARE FACTORY, THEY OFFERED A 16 HOLE IN LATER YEARS, BUT THESE LOOK NICE. $8550.00
THE FOLLOWING IS A MAGAZINE WRITE UP ON THE LEBARON. I THINK THIS IS THE MARK CROSS EDITION DUE TO THE 2.6 MOTOR, DOOR EMBLEM,AND LEATHER, AND OTHER OPTIONS. “No other car is causing so much excitement.” The Chrysler LeBaron convertible was a mid-year introduction, becoming available in the spring of 1982. It was the first factory convertible available for sale in the United States since the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado. All LeBarons were all-new for 1982. Based on the more plebian Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant front-wheel drive K cars that had been on sale for a year, the LeBaron (sometimes described as the Super-K) was a move at least slightly up-market. Most exterior body panels were the same as the K. Notable styling differences were a waterfall style grill (somewhat resembling that of the previous year’s rear-wheel-drive LeBaron), quad headlamps, relocation of the parking lamps and turn signals to the front bumper, and a full-width tail-lamp housing. Chrysler used almost all of the standard K pieces inside the LeBaron. Recessed door handles and rocker type door locks were one of the few changes, along with a different style of armrest and door pull. There was less vinyl trim and the carpeting and other fabrics were of somewhat higher quality. A significant difference was the attention paid to noise, vibration, and harshness: between soundproofing, better parts, and suspension tuning, the LeBaron was upgraded from the base K in 26 separate ways. Two-door LeBaron coupes were heavily modified by Cars & Concepts in Brighton, Michigan on their way to becoming convertibles—the process included 32 steps. They installed a boxed-in backbone along the center of the car and welded a three-piece windshield header to the A-pillars. Next, Cars & Concepts installed new door glass and added door wedges. Finally, they added a new fiberglass panel to hold the rather small rear seats and mounted the convertible motor on the floor pan behind the rear bulkhead. The convertible top itself had a plastic rear window and broad rear quarter panels; Car and Driver wrote that this created “a sort of Conestoga-wagon effect.” The top was actuated from a button on the console, and a padded top boot snapped into place when the top was lowered. A K 2.2-liter inline four with a two-barrel Holley carburetor producing 84 bhp was the base engine. A two-barrel carbureted Mitsubishi G54B 2.6-liter inline four with 92 bhp and 20 additional ft-lbs of torque was available for an added $171. Both engines were paired with a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission. Mileage with the base engine was 25 city/36 highway by the standards of the day. The optional engine was rated at 23 city/31 highway and brought the 0-60 time down from about 17 (aargh!) seconds to about 15 seconds. The LeBaron convertible’s base price was $11,698 (about $28,900 in today’s dollars and about 44% more than a LeBaron coupe). For that money, you got dual outside mirrors (actually taken from the Dodge Omni 024), power brakes, power steering, and P185/70R14 whitewall tires. Inside you got vinyl bucket seats with a folding center armrest, digital clock, and an AM radio. 76% of convertible drivers moved up to Medallion trim, which boosted the price to $13,998 (about $34,600 in 2015 dollars) and added halogen headlamps, better gauges, and snazzier wheel covers. The Mark Cross package cost an additional $861, moved the sticker to a non-trivial $14,859 (about $36,700 in today’s dollars) and added the 2.6-liter engine, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, and attractive Mark Cross leather/vinyl seats. Other options included cornering lamps ($57), cast aluminum wheels ($344), automatic speed control ($155), and an AM/FM stereo radio with electronic tuning and cassette player ($455).
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Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Bucket Seats, Tilt Steering Wheel, Alloy Wheels, Leather Seats
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