This is the Memorial Day Weekend, and while I should be spending time trying to tie in the weekend posts with the famous Indianapolis event, I decided to write about one of the most Malaisy (If that is even a word) Dodge Sedans ever! Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines (while listing to that famous Chrysler Gear Reduction Starter Whinny) for this 1979 St. Regis… According to all things Wikipedia:
The St. Regis was based on Chrysler’s rear wheel drive R-body platform, itself based on a modified version of the circa 1971 B-body design that provided the foundation for such cars as the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler Cordoba. Available engines included the 225 in³ (3.7 L) straight-6, the 318 in³ (5.2 L), and the 360 in³ (5.9 L) V8s. Offered only as a four-door sedan, the St. Regis was differentiated from its sister models, the Plymouth Gran Fury, Chrysler Newport, and Chrysler New Yorker by retractable, transparent plastic headlight covers (introduced a year earlier on the 1978 Dodge Magnum).
The Craigslist ad states:
Listing for a friend – 318 car with just under 93k original miles. Nice condition (good paint and roof, newer tires) and only selling due to too little space. Email me if interested and I’ll get you in touch with owner. Overall, really nice car.
Asking price for this glorious piece of late 70’s Chrysler Engineering is $3,000. , and tell me you really don’t want it… Go ahead, I dare you!