This luxury marque from Chrysler, the Imperial made LeBaron was one large car. But new safety regulations that appeared in 1973 related to crash impact at low speeds i.e. 8 km/hr impact in case of frontal impact and 4 km/hr made all automobile majors scramble for newer designs. For already such a long car, it meant extending the car further by providing innovative bumpers.
Once that period was over, manufacturers went back to the drawing board to offer better designs and comfort level. Additional steel beam was provided at the doors in case of side impact. It’s dashboard had rosewood lined instrument panel, power steering, air-conditioning, power disc brakes, and even an electronic digital clock (a novelty then).
Almost over 19 feet length, the LeBaron had a massive 7.2 litre V8 engine (called Wedge) which was the main reason for it’s downfall as this was during the time when there was a severe fuel shortage due to the Oil crisis of 1973. So only 6000 were produced.
|- Licensed product|
|- Premium collectible|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 504 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||16 x 7 x 6|
|Make||Best of Show|