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“Unmolested” wood-clad Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be sold at Bonhams’ Preserving the Automobile auction for just £5,800

 

In commenting on the 2014 film St. Vincent starring Bill Murray as Vincent MacKenna, Melissa McCarthy as Maggie Bronstein and Naomi Watts as Daka Paramova several critics suggested the real star was actually MacKenna’s Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible. Featured in “so much of the movie it will forever be remembered as a character”, a similar car heads to auction at Bonhams’ Preserving the Automobile auction in October and is guided at just £5,800 to £9,600 ($9,000 to $15,000).

 

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
The car on offer from the front

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
And from the rear

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
A Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible featured in many scenes in “St Vincent”

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
A Chrysler LeBaron Town Country convertible also featured in episodes of “Seinfeld”

 

Also featured in Seinfeld, just 1,105 LeBaron Town & Country convertibles were produced between 1983 and 1986 and the 2.2-litre car on offer is described as being in “incredible original condition” and “unmolested”. It is clad in faux-wood grain and features wire wheels and a light interior “seemingly devoid of discolouration”.

 

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
LeBaron was purchased by Chrysler in 1953

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
The light interior is presented in remarkable condition

Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia
The American automotive zeitgeist of the 1980s is personified by this car

 

The 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible will be offered without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

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