So if you follow Jack’s new venue, you have heard how he and Bark both are ordering the “Final Edition” Chrysler 300s. Which got me thinking about the Chryslers I loved: New Yorkers, LeBarons, Town & Countrys (the wagons with woodgrain, not the minivans, thank you very much) and of course, the Broughamiest M-body, the Fifth Avenue.
Those were very popular in my Midwestern city when new, and survivors were still seen now and then through the early 2000s. But what if it had lasted to the present day? A “Maybached” version of the 300, if you will.
With formal roof, pinstripe whitewalls, and of course, that decadent, button tufted leather interior. Add all the mod-cons like GPS, Bluetooth and cameras, with throwback ’80s touches like blue-green digital dash, LED opera lamps and combine with real wood trim and zero options-everything standard-and voila.
Sure, maybe they’d sell 3 of them. But it’s still a damn sight better looking than 80% of modern cars, is it not? And anything that isn’t a combover or an electric come-on is a winner in my book.
Go Brougham or go home. Twilight Blue with matching leather would be perfect.