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Sun Nov 24 2013 20:16:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A modified 1986 Chrysler LeBaron was used in the 1987 Film: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

6 convertibles were made from scratch,using BOTH the Chrysler and Dodge models for parts.
Chrysler insisted that ALL references to their actual product be removed,due to the disasters that
befall the two actors while in the car;hence the badges make no sense.
At one time,during the building of these cars,the studio
owned ALL the woodsiding that Chrysler had in their parts inventory.
Almost all of the parts were purchased from Claude Short Dodge in Santa Monica,Ca.
The color of the cars was picked by John Hughes, personally.
As a side note,only one of the cars survived,and was repainted a cream color and is still being
driven in Los Angeles last sighted in 2009.

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