Thirty-two years ago, Karen Saylor’s parents drove into a downtown Sacramento, California, car dealership and drove away in a new 1986 turbocharged Chrysler Lebaron convertible.

Like the legacies of many family cars, Karen Saylor fondly recalls going shopping with mother with the Lebaron’s convertible top down. She remembers trips to the Monterey Peninsula when mother and daughter had their hair blowing in the wind.

Karan Saylor is the owner of a 1986 Chrysler Lebaron convertible.
Karan Saylor is the owner of a 1986 Chrysler Lebaron convertible. All images © Bruce Aldrich/2018

A neighbor in East Sacramento, Saylor is our guest on episode #27 of The Weekly Driver Podcast. She recalls a lot about how much cars meant to her parents and to her husband with whom she owned several Ford Thunderbirds. The Lebaron has a lot of history and Saylor is happy to share it.

Saylor’s parents are deceased as is her husband. The T-birds are gone, but the Chrysler Lebaron remains. It’s beautiful, and it’s homage to the craftsmanship of the cars of the era.

This pristine 1986 Chrysler Lebaron is for sale in East Sacramento.
This pristine 1986 Chrysler Lebaron is for sale in East Sacramento.

While an SUV is now Saylor’s daily driver, she still drives the Lebaron. It always attracts attention. It’s in fine shape and has been driven only 48,000 miles in 32 years or about 1,500 miles per year. It has all of its original documentation and service records.

Saylor has decided it’s time to sell the Lebaron. She’s asking $5,000. If interested, please contact theweeklydriver.com at [email protected] and I will forward the information to the car’s owner.

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