This 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Once Did 224 MPH – And Right Now It’s Dirt Cheap

Ever thought about owning a stock car? If you have, here’s something that may be worth a look, especially since this one is a little bit different.

By “different” we mean that it’s a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron that’s been converted from a stock car to an open road high-speed race car.

Back in 2000, it even established an average speed Guinness World Record at the Nevada Open Road Challenge with 207.8 mph (334.4 km/h). Its top speed during the run was an astonishing 224 mph (360 km/h), and if you’d like it in your garage, you can place a bid on Bring a Trailer.

Little bit of history

The car was actually built as a Buick Somerset for the Busch stock car series, where it was driven by Patty Moise-Sawyer for Hope Motorsports from 1987 through 1989. The very next year, it was purchased by a Chrysler-backed team, re-bodied as a LeBaron and fitted with a 358ci Dodge NASCAR Truck series engine that sent its power to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox.

The open road conversion was performed in 1995 and required modifications to the body, suspension, gearing and safety specs. As for visuals, the exterior has a white finish, checkered flag graphics, removable windows and 15-inch wheels, while the cabin is painted orange and boasts a tubular space frame with additional crash protection bars. Also visible are the twin ButlerBuilt racing seats, Simpson racing harness, a fire suppression system, removable 3-spoke steering wheel, Hurst shifter, custom dashboard panel and more.

Last time we checked, the highest bid was a few bucks shy of $7,000. There are five days left ’till the auction ends, so if you’re interested, you could end up with a veritable rocket with a nice perigree for a very modest sum.


more photos...
  • Bash

    So who even get to have it. Is it safe to say that it’s a Chrysler with a Buick underpinnings?

  • Mr. EP9

    Key thing to take into consideration is that there is 5 days remaining for the auction. It won’t be dirt cheap for long, it’ll just be cheap…..ish.

  • azalee

    The latest survey shows that on average 75% individuals are involved into internet based jobs. On line worldwide is becoming bigger and better and providing a lot of work at home opportunities. Home-based internet jobs are becoming poplar and transforming people’s everyday lives. Exactly why it is actually popular? Simply because it enables you to do the job from anywhere and anytime. You receive much more time to invest with your family members and can plan out trips for getaways. Persons are making nice revenue of $33000 weekly by utilizing the efficient and intelligent techniques. Carrying out right work in a right path will definitely lead us in the direction of becoming successful. You can start to earn from the first day when you look at our web site. CHECK OUT >>>>>OGO.GL/XDoFmb

  • Craig

    It’s not that much quicker than a stock Le Baron. No really. [Why doesn’t anyone believe me?]

  • Stephen G

    1984? Really? Do you guys ever get any “facts” correct? You guys should fire your editor today.

New Nissan e-NV200 Concept Previews The Ice Cream Van Of The Future

Nissan and Mackie’s of Scotland want to take the ice cream vans to the 21st century.

2020 Kia Seltos Unveiled As The Company’s New Small SUV For Global Markets

The Kia Seltos will be made in India and Korea and will go on sale in Q2.

18-Year-Old Charged With DUI Smashes Lamborghini Gallardo Into Two Vehicles

The crash was so loud it made some mistake it for an explosion or something.

Maserati Quattroporte L’Ultimo Concept Is Italian Luxury At Its Finest

This futuristic Maserati Quattroporte render stays (mosty) true to the current model’s design language.

Lexus Safety System+ To Be Standard Equipment On All 2020 Models

The safety suite includes automatic high beam headlights, adaptive cruise control and a a pre-collision system.

Porsche North America Boss Says EVs Will Soon Become Commonplace

Porsche is confident it can easily out-sell its first year of production of the upcoming Taycan .

2020 MINI Electric Teased, Debuts July 9th

MINI is going electric, but the upcoming Cooper SE is only expected to have a range of approximately 114 miles.

Korean Brands Dominate Initial Quality Study, But Porsche’s 911 Comes Out On Top

Genesis had the highest initial quality and they were closely followed by Kia and Hyundai.

Ford Says Explorer ST Customers Aren’t Interested In A V8

The hottest Explorer on sale is powered by an EcoBoost 3.0-liter V6 with 400 HP.

SUV And Tow Truck Decide To Go Their Separate Ways

After the SUV fell off, the tow truck began rolling forward towards a parked van.