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'''Chrysler LeBaron (M-body). 1977–81 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé, 5-door wagon. F/R, 3678 cm³ (I6 OHV), 5210, 5898 cm³ (V8 OHV).''' Essentially an upscale [[Dodge Aspen]], with a poor reliability record in the first two model years. Poor handling with soft chassis. Six provided barely enough performance. Largest 360 in³ unit dropped after 1978 model year. Base wagons, as opposed to [[Chrysler Town & Country (1978–81)|Town & Country]], from 1980. Refresh for 1980 with more formal appearance. Fifth Avenue appearance package with vinyl roof offered in 1981: it was a version of this that became the Chrysler New Yorker in 1982.
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'''Chrysler LeBaron (M-body). 1977–81 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé, 5-door wagon. F/R, 3678 cm³ (I6 OHV), 5210, 5898 cm³ (V8 OHV).''' Essentially an upscale [[Dodge Aspen]] with longer front and rear overhangs, and a poor reliability record in the first two model years. Poor handling with soft chassis. Six provided barely enough performance. Largest 360 in³ unit dropped after 1978 model year. Town & Country nameplate reappears for 1978 as the wagon version, with fake wood panelling, but no longer an independent model line. Base wagons from 1980. Refresh for 1980 with more formal appearance. Fifth Avenue appearance package with vinyl roof offered in 1981: it was a version of this that became the Chrysler New Yorker in 1982.
  
  
 
''Manufacturing locations:'' St Louis, Missouri, USA; Newark, Delaware, USA; Tolucá, México
 
''Manufacturing locations:'' St Louis, Missouri, USA; Newark, Delaware, USA; Tolucá, México
  
''Marque:'' [[Chrysler]] | ''Model:'' [[Chrysler LeBaron]] | ''Successors:'' [[Chrysler LeBaron (1982–8)]], [[Chrysler New Yorker (1982)]]
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''Marque:'' [[Chrysler]] | ''Model:'' [[Chrysler LeBaron]] | ''Predecessor:'' [[Chrysler Town & Country (1974–7)]] | ''Successors:'' [[Chrysler LeBaron (1982–8)]], [[Chrysler New Yorker (1982)]], [[Chrysler Town & Country (1982–8)]]
  
 
''q.v.'' [[Dodge Diplomat (1977–89)]], [[Plymouth Gran Fury (1982–9)]]
 
''q.v.'' [[Dodge Diplomat (1977–89)]], [[Plymouth Gran Fury (1982–9)]]

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1979 Chrysler LeBaron Medallion.jpg

Chrysler LeBaron (M-body). 1977–81 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé, 5-door wagon. F/R, 3678 cm³ (I6 OHV), 5210, 5898 cm³ (V8 OHV). Essentially an upscale Dodge Aspen with longer front and rear overhangs, and a poor reliability record in the first two model years. Poor handling with soft chassis. Six provided barely enough performance. Largest 360 in³ unit dropped after 1978 model year. Town & Country nameplate reappears for 1978 as the wagon version, with fake wood panelling, but no longer an independent model line. Base wagons from 1980. Refresh for 1980 with more formal appearance. Fifth Avenue appearance package with vinyl roof offered in 1981: it was a version of this that became the Chrysler New Yorker in 1982.


Manufacturing locations: St Louis, Missouri, USA; Newark, Delaware, USA; Tolucá, México

Marque: Chrysler | Model: Chrysler LeBaron | Predecessor: Chrysler Town & Country (1974–7) | Successors: Chrysler LeBaron (1982–8), Chrysler New Yorker (1982), Chrysler Town & Country (1982–8)

q.v. Dodge Diplomat (1977–89), Plymouth Gran Fury (1982–9)







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