Luxury Cars - Gran Torino, Grand Prix and more


Some of Detroit’s past efforts to build luxury cars from mainstream models – a.k.a. “badge engineering” -- produced clunkers like the Cadillac Cimarron and Lincoln Versailles. But when engineering, design and marketing came together with well thought-out “platform sharing” models, the results were far more pleasing – and profitable.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2014/01/08/personal-luxury


In the same vein as the other Chrysler 300’s, the 1979 Chrysler 300 was based on the Cordoba, but it also gained the police version 360-4 bbl and the heavier duty suspension and brakes. I’ve owned and daily driven a couple of them and they really were pretty enjoyable to drive. “Personal luxury” plus one!