Once Chrysler’s K platform proved successful, the E (for “extended”) version of the K soon followed. First was the 400, which was then upgraded to the 600 for the 1983 model year. You don’t see many 600s these days, though you might see the occasional Hongqi CA750F version on the streets of Beijing. Here’s a once-luxurious brown 600 I spotted in a Denver wrecking yard.
This thing is covered with crystal pentastars.
You like brown cordo-velour and pleather for your interior? Good!
A vinyl landau top was still a relevant feature on crypto-luxury coupes in the mid-1980s.
This one hasn’t held up too well under the Colorado sun.
Because 1985 was the future, you got the Chrysler “Message Center” in your 600.
And, of course, turbocharging.
Even by the standards of early Post-Malaise Era America, it’s hard to imagine that the Dodge 600 convertible was the object of many yearning dreams.
Cheaper than a Buick!