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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=89698
Submitted by: wannabemustangjockey
Comments: 8  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 2  (View)
Submitted on: 08-11-2013
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1983 Chrysler Executive


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8-11-2013 @ 05:45:54 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
The K-platform was decent, and helped save Chrysler... but this was just overextending the capabilities of the platform.. literally and figuratively.

8-11-2013 @ 08:06:58 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#1, Iacocca said "milk it".

8-12-2013 @ 01:59:50 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
What exactly was the advantage of buying this over, say, a Diplomat/5th Avenue if you were looking for something roomier than the K? If you could afford an executive car, there wasn't any point to pinching pennies.

8-12-2013 @ 02:08:00 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
It seems this was the "compact" option in luxury sedans/limos since oil prices were so high. They thought this would appeal where the V8 RWD Dip/5th Ave was failing.

For what it's worth, this car is one of just 9 Executive Sedans built that year. Two slightly longer "7 passenger" Executive Limousines were also built. No more than 759 Executives were ever built in any model year so I guess not too many buyers were impressed by it.

8-12-2013 @ 02:18:30 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#4, That's kinda what I was asking rhetorically, if you're the kind of guy who needs/can afford an executive limo, you shouldn't be so concerned with the gas bill that you'd even consider this.... the production numbers seem to reflect that.

8-12-2013 @ 02:25:05 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
It's an amusing historical footnote for a guy who also has a Chryslerati TC and a K-Car Town & Country, at least.

8-12-2013 @ 02:31:43 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#6, I'd imagine that hardcore collectors would be interested in these.

4-09-2015 @ 08:06:15 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
#3, What advantage does this motor car have over, say a train, which I could also afford?

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