Stretched K-Car: 1985 Chrysler Executive

This 1985 Chrysler Executive Limousine with twenty extra inches of stretch is so long that it doesn’t even fit in the photos! Ok, I’ll try to not hit the seller too hard on the photos, but seeing all of it sure would have been nice. They have it listed here on craigslist in Redwood Falls, Minnesota and they’re asking $9,500. Let’s check out this interesting ride.

The super interesting Chrysler Executive is an old friend here on Barn Finds, we’ve seen a few of them. They were made by American Specialty Cars, or American Sunroof Company, (ASC). That’s the company that stretched a regular Chrysler New Yorker, which itself was based on the shorter LeBaron, into either an Executive Sedan with a 124″ wheelbase or an Executive Limousine with a 131″ wheelbase. The limo also had a glass divider and total seating for seven with two extra jumpseats in the back. I’m not sure what’s going on with the wrinkled roof panel in the photo above? Any thoughts?

If you’re behind this Executive Limo you may not notice that it’s not a regular early to mid-1980s LeBaron. I had a similar era LeBaron convertible and it was a great car. I would have loved to have an Executive Sedan or Limousine since I was stuck in the 1980s business-before-pleasure mode.

Or, if one of these stretched New Yorkers was following you, you’d never know that it wasn’t a regular 1980s LeBaron by the front end treatment. Actually, I’d bet that a lot of people have never seen this era of LeBaron or maybe any LeBaron. And most people may not be aware that Chrysler even offered a long-wheelbase sedan meant for carrying more than three passengers in the rear passenger compartment. Disclaimer: the Executive Sedan only had a rear bench seat and added legroom, the Limousine had two extra jumpseats.

The seller tells us that there’s an extra 20-inch stretch in this car and I haven’t seen that before. They say that it’s 1 of 1 and it may be. You can see that this car didn’t receive the optional leather seating but the acres of velour look pretty much like new so that’s a good thing.

This car has two full-sized seats in place of the fold-down jumpseats, but I still don’t see any seat belts. That was a sticking point with the jumpseats in regard to declaring the limo an official seven-seater. Unfortunately, there are no engine photos as is usually the case with craigslist ads for some reason. This one should have a Mitsubishi 2.6L inline-four which is what my much smaller LeBaron convertible had and it was a great engine. This car runs and drives but the seller says that there are a few minor issues to take care of. I hope that I’m not the only one who would like to have one of these unusual Chrysler limos?

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    A K car limo, I’d have to think would be more of a joke than anything, even though, Lee Iacocca himself drove in one. Given it’s original intent, a K car limo is probably the least likely candidate for anyone of any importance, to show up in. What, can’t sport for the Caddy? What kind of successful person shows up in a K car limo? Apparently, Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra had one he gave to his housekeeper. Other than that, maybe some 3rd world country dictator the people can throw fish heads at.

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    • Al

      I see it also has a digital speedometer, what a useless piece of crap. On cold mornings it took about half a mile to start working, and then only intermittently.
      Howard the fish you are thinking of is Surströmming.

      Surströmming is a traditional Swedish, stinky, fermented herring fish delicacy stored in a tin. People are most familiar with the its title of ‘the smelliest food in the world’ – although possibly Greenlandic Kiviak or the Icelandic Hákarl could give it a run for its money!

      Swedes love the crap if the can is bulging, a real treat.

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    • Mountainwoodie

      HoA: Hilarious. Its almost an oxymoron. But I’ll bet George Constanza would die to own it. And snother thing……..how many velours ded for thaat interior?

      Maybe a midget rapper could buy it.

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      • Bill McCoskey

        Mountainwoodie.

        I believe the correct terminology is “Little People”. My question to those who coined that term is; Does that apply to a small car from England? If so I’ve owned a few cars known as “MG Little People”!

  2. alphasud Member

    I would think this would be the perfect car for the frugal millionaire!

    Like 5
  3. Had Two

    This big Chrysler Limo had the joke of a 4-cylinder engine under the hood.
    And not even the turbocharged 2.2 L ! Instead the Mitsubishi built 2.6L
    with a cast iron block and aluminum head. Two dissimilar metals separated
    by a thin weak head gasket. 100% failure rate if you held onto the car long enough.

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  4. Arby

    It would have the turning radius of the Queen Mary.

    Like 1
  5. jwzg

    Someone please buy this and put in a tuned Turbo III engine with 5-speed. At 3150 lbs, I’d give good money to see one of these burn through the 1/4 mile in about 13 seconds.

    Like 2
  6. Jon

    Once owned by John Voight?

    Like 6
  7. e·ma·ci·at·ed

    How would you merge onto the highway with this toad?

    Like 2
    • Dusty Rider

      With your foot flat on the floor, screaming all the way?

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    • JoeNYWF64

      In LA, you just creep slowly onto any freeway – right?
      This car would do just fine there.

  8. Paul in MA

    I recall there was in the movie Valley Girl for the prom.

    Like 3
    • CJinSD

      It transformed into a Lincoln stretch in its next scene.

      Like 1
  9. Jim Hanna

    A lot of these were used by Hotels in Vegas as shuttle cars. The Pentagon had around six of the limo versions in the motor pool when I got to DC in ’86 to start my DoD staff job. They were all triple dark blue. The motor pool also had a bunch of M-body Fifth Avenues (also all triple dark blue) until ’90, when they started using the redesigned Fifth Aves along with a few of the new Imperials.

    Like 1
  10. Claudio

    25 feet of 💩

    • Howard A Member

      Mr. Hankey,,,welcome to the show,,

  11. 370zpp 370zpp Member

    This looks like the kind of design project one might undertake right before the crowning achievement; A PT Cruiser Limo.

    Like 2
  12. DeeBee

    More of a piece of crap does not improvement make.

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  13. Howie Mueler

    With a full load that 4 cyl. is not going to be happy.

    Like 1
  14. Bill McCoskey

    I have a feeling this is NOT an ASC 20″ extension of the regular leBaron stretch. The tiny ASC folding jump seats were only useful to little kids, because with 4 adults in the rear area, there was no legroom. I suspect this additional 20″ addition was done by a 3rd party The black vinyl panels between the side windows were likely padded underneath, and the vinyl, having shrunk, is now allowing the internal structural ribs to show thru. In looking at the jump seat area, I see large gaps in internal velour covered panels that ASC would never have allowed. I would agree with the seller that this is probably a one-off stretch, but I would suggest the extra length was done by a “non DOT certified” conversion company.

    Like 3
  15. Husky

    318 Poly Swap.

  16. Bill McCoskey

    Mountainwoodie.

    I believe the correct terminology is “Little People”. My question to those who coined that term is; Does that apply to a small car from England? If so I’ve owned a few cars known as “MG Little People”!

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