987-Mile One-Owner 1994 Chrysler Concorde

We don’t run across too many vehicles with fewer than 1,000 miles on them, especially ones that are 25+ years old as with this 1994 Chrysler Concorde. Thanks to the beauty or the curse – depending on which side of the buyer/seller aisle you’re on – of the internet, we know at least the partial backstory of this one. The familiar seller has it listed here on eBay in Lakeland, Florida and the current bid price is – are you sitting down? – $18,200. There is still a day left to get your bids in.

A two-second search on the ol’ interstream uncovered why this car has so few miles on it. According to an article from our friends at Jalopnik, the original owner was the classic little old lady who was already living in a senior facility when she bought it. The car was kept in their climate-controlled parking facility until she sadly passed away in 2015 at age 95. That’s the beauty of the internet. What we do know is that this car recently sold for $10,995 and is now almost double that price. That’s the curse of the internet, for “resellers”. It doesn’t seem to be making a difference here, however.

The Concorde was Chrysler’s front-wheel-drive cab-forward design which was in the same family as the Dodge Intrepid and several other Chryslers, such as the New Yorker, the LHS, and the 300M. Also, the Eagle Vision. I know, talk about a blast from the past. We don’t know if the original owner put the miles on this car or if relatives did or what the other details are but she must have really loved this Concorde and that’s something that I think we can all relate to.

You already know that this Chrysler looks basically as it did when it came from the factory. I would guess that the original owner wasn’t looking for a loaded limited-edition vehicle to squirrel away as an investment, she just liked this particular car, its colors and features and that was it. The two-tone dash and gray steering wheel are a bit jarring compared to what I expected to see here, I assumed it would be all matching blue but maybe with a two-tone exterior that’s what the designers were going for.

“If you can find a car with softer seats, buy it”, to misquote one of the greatest salesmen of all time. Being a cab-forward design, the engine actually sits a bit ahead of the front wheels, which themselves are pushed out to the edges as much as possible. The result is a lot of interior space. The back seat has probably never been sat in and the trunk may never have been opened during the original owner’s time with this car. The only flaw that I see anywhere is a possible tiny area of the headliner that has succumbed to gravity, probably due to the age of the adhesive.

One thing the original owner did get was the bigger engine, Chrysler’s 3.5L single overhead cam V6 with 214 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. There is no mention of how it runs but we have to assume that it functions like a 1994 Concorde would have back in 1994. Have any of you purchased a new vehicle and basically put it into storage right away? Any thoughts on this Concorde?

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Comments

  1. Big_Fun Member

    Does anybody see these on the road anymore? Very slim chances of a sighting here in the Midwest…

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    • Steve R

      Neither do you see them on the west coast, where rust isn’t an issue.

      Steve R

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    • Todd Zuercher

      Yeah, this is one of those cars that used to be everywhere and now you rarely ever seen them – we can’t blame rust here in sunny AZ.

      Like 4
  2. Mark

    This brings back memories. A neighbor bought one identical to this and he and his wife proceeded to stack 137,000 miles on it before it got totaled. They had no issues with their Concorde except for the usual maintenance items

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  3. Superdessucke

    I hope people realize it’s not actually like a new car. Since it sat unused for so long, there’s almost certainly going to be seal and rubber issues (gaskets, hoses, belts, tires, weatherstripping, etc). Also, I’m personally going to keep my money in the stock market instead of blowing it on things like this. I don’t think all the doom and gloom is warranted. There will be a tomorrow, and you don’t want to be riding into it in a 1994 Concord that you paid $25,000 for!

    Like 7
    • Jim

      ….and you don’t buy a car expecting it to pay off like the stock market. You buy it for the pleasure of having it.

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      • Superdessucke

        Someone paid 18.2k for the pleasure here! I’ll be curious if the person drives it or just sticks in back into storage. You’d lose your money fast if you drove it. One year and 10,000 miles later you’d have a $5,500 car. But you would enjoy it more, to the extent you can, if you did drive it.

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  4. Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

    I haven’t seen one of these or the Concord that replaced it in the early 00’s for the better part of a decade now. Typical of Chrysler, especially the older turbo cars…
    “Here for a fun time, not for a long time”

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  5. Steveo

    Just the thing for cars and coffee. Ah, the stories you could tell.

    Like 6
  6. George Mattar

    Fewer problems than new Chrysler junk and far cheaper to buy. I’d take it, drive it and take care of it. Plenty of them in local junkyards for body parts if some idiot in a big SUV on a cell phone plows into it.

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    • Skorzeny

      My gal drove a 2015 Dodge charger for 5 years. All it needed was fuel, and oil changes. We didn’t even put tires on it. There was an occasional connectivity issue with her phone, but that was it. It had the V-6, but even then it had over 300 horse. The build quality was excellent, it was fast and fun to drive. Junk? Hardly George, hardly…

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      • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

        I agree 100% with Skorzeny.

        Still driving my 2013 Charger V6 with over 150K. Love it as much as I did when I drove it off the dealer’s lot.

        Like 5
  7. ClassicCarFan

    I always thought the “cab-forward” (nor car-forward as in the text) design in the LH cars was pretty sharp looking. Shame the engineering was less fabulous.

    I’m not sure where a super low mileage example like this stands in the value or desirability stakes. It’s not a real “classic” that someone will stash away in the air-conditioned storage to be worth a fortune one day in the future…and on the other hand, if you bought it as a driver it would soon lose that novelty of low mileage.

    but at least this has the 3.5 motor not the 2.7. Those 2.7 motors were self-destruct junk. I remember a few years back when I used to browse the local free ads for used cars – you’d frequently see something like “for sale, Dodge Intrepid 2.7 good condition overall, needs engine” .

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    • Scotty Gilbertson Staff

      Thanks for catching that, ClassicCarFan! You can see how easy it is to have a typo like that, given that you wrote “nor” instead of “not”… Thanks for being so polite in pointing out the error, we all appreciate that when we make a typo.

      Like 2
  8. normadesmond

    Whenever I see a Mopar product of this era I recall, with much glee,
    Will Ferrell in an SNL skit sitting at a dining room table screaming,
    “I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!”

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    • Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

      @Norm
      I remember that skit😂 it’s when he is arguing at the dinner table with his wife and daughter and demands respect. He has another one where he shouted I DRIVE A FORD CONTOUR!!!! Classic

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  9. Steve Clinton

    $18,400.00 with 3 hours left. Once again, this proves the old adage ‘A fool and his money are soon parted’.

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    • Matt T

      It’s still at $18,400 with 45 minutes to go. I’m just baffled anyone would pay that much for this cat

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  10. ERIK

    I still see these…in trailer parks.

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  11. charlie Member

    1. They are great cars over the road at speed for hours on end.
    2. The engines needed top end rebuilds at about 150,000 miles.
    3. This body was shared with the Dodge and the Intrepid, the big Chryslers had a slightly different body, particularly behind the front doors, which I thought was classically better looking, mimic of the Jaguar sedans of the day.
    4. You do not see them since the engine rebuild, just the top end, might have cost more than they were worth at the time. I know, I had two of those engines rebuilt on cars that were perfect otherwise and got another 50,000 miles out of them before the tin worm won.

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  12. Rixx56 Member

    I recall a commercial w/one daughter
    being told her name came by a city in
    which she was conceived (Savannah).
    She then asked how her sister’s name
    of Concorde was derived.
    The camera panned to the dash…
    I believe she said ‘eewww’
    Funny, but the ad was soon pulled.

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  13. frank orzechowski

    I have a 2000 Intrepid with 89000 miles on it a very good car, the only thing that went wrong was the heater core leaked and the cost to replace it was ridiculous but living in AZ I just bypassed it and no problem.

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  14. Jim

    Show up with this at a car show and you’ll be amazed how many people will flock around it. Yet another car that no one sees anymore.

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    • Steve R

      It might get some attention the first few shows it goes to, but the novelty will soon wear off, to the point it will become invisible, just like they were when new.

      Steve R

  15. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $18,400.

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  16. Mark A Reynolds

    When introduced the LH cars were a bit of a sensation, and well regarded; for example they were included on the Car and Driver “10 Best” list. Look at any FWD car with the windshield base starting above the front wheels’ center and you will see the influence these cars had on the industry. Quality of the first gen was competitive and they sold well. As for the price, well – go find another.

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    • Miguel - Mexican Spec

      “As for the price, well – go find another.”

      But who wants to?

      Even if the engine still runs well, that transmission was its weak point which is why you don’t see these cars around anymore.

  17. frank orzechowski

    I have a 2000 Intrepid and when I pull into a parking lot it looks as good as some of the new cars. Some people do not realize what year it is.

    Like 3

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