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1985 Chrysler City & Nation

For probably the most half, we establish luxurious autos not by value, however by make and model. For instance, an Oldsmobile 88, to most individuals, was not a luxurious automobile. However an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we will just about agree that the senior Olds was a luxurious experience.

And talking of the Ninety-Eight, that large Oldsmobile got here in slightly below $15,000 in 1985, the model yr we’re celebrating right here. For the file, the Toyota Cressida was additionally priced round $15,000 to start out. The Chrysler merchandise featured on this record had been priced a bit decrease that, however had been marketed as luxurious autos, and will effectively have been cross-shopped in opposition to the likes of the Ninety-Eight.

What’s value noting is that by 1985, many of the American luxurious fleet had been downsized and had switched to front-wheel drive. To many consumers, these autos had been compromised in comparison with their rear-drive, V8-powered predecessors, however you’d by no means know that from studying the advert copy proven under.

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Luxurious Vehicles of 1985

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Bitter SC

1985 Bitter SC

1985 Bitter SC

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1985 Cadillac Eldorado

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1985 Sedan deVille

1985 Cadillac Sedan deVille

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Chrysler New Yorker

1985 Chrysler New Yorker

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Chrysler City & Nation

1985 Chrysler Town & Country

1985 Chrysler City & Nation

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Mercedes-Benz 380SL

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

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Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

1985 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

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Rolls-Royce Corniche

1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche

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Toyota Cressida

1985 Toyota Cressida

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1985 Volvo 740

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