The Chrysler LeBaron was actually first introduced in the 1930s by Chrysler Corporation as an elegant luxury car. It is hard to say if these cars had any initial quality but whatever it was, it had to be better than what it became. The LeBaron is a car that is so easy to pick on. To start with the word LeBaron, being obviously of French origin, means simply The Baron. When looking up the official English dictionary definition of the word "baron" I was amused to find out that the first definition given is: A member of the lowest grade of nobility. If that wasn't funny enough, the word "baron" also had another definition which made me smile even more: A cut of lamb consisting of the loins and the hind legs. To put it plainly, the butt of the sheep. What "perfect" definitions to describe the Chrysler LeBaron.
If the name was not bad enough, the car itself was a complete nightmare. It was definitely ugly no matter what year model and was famous for poor quality and cheap construction. Chrysler could do nothing right with this car. They tried to improve the LeBaron's image by producing it in a convertible model but it did not help the car at all. The convertible and non convertible "sheep's butt" was then offered in a turbo version to try to convince buyers that the car was not only sporty but fast as well. Somehow this marketing scheme worked for awhile and sales of the car were not all that bad but eventually people started realizing that no matter how Chrysler tried to change the LeBaron, it was still a dull, boring and underpowered excuse for a sports car. 1995 was the last year of the LeBaron as the car went down in history as one of the ugliest and worst things on wheels to come out of Detroit.