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Made To Drive | S03 E20

Purist Loves This Car Just The Way It Is

We’ve been asking–actually, begging and pleading–for a ride in this monument to Americana but James Chen always found a way to politely turn us down. He is, he says, willing to share his Ferraris and Lamborghinis and Cadillacs, but he and his family enjoy such a personal relationship with this particular car that he seldom shares it with outsiders. He finally gave in.
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After some searching for a rally car, Jake Auerbach and his father settled upon a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker, a car which had previously run the famed La Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico and the Pike's Peak Hill Climb in Colorado. They began adding their own miles to the car's odomoeter, running the New York-to-Vancouver leg of the Trans-America Challenge in 2012 in addition to numerous other events. This father-and-son team covered more than 10,000 competition miles together.. They never, however, managed to win any of the events they entered together. In 2012, Jonathan Auerbach died at the age of 70. Shortly after, Jake entered the first rally he'd ever run without his dad. He won.

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Paul Scoropan

This is a nice car collection. I like the white Lambo!

guest
guest

LOL at the speedometer (3:59)

Denis Porokhniak
Denis Porokhniak

Troll tastefully®

Jimmy Arata
Jimmy Arata

That was hilarious, and very well done . . .

ShawDC
ShawDC

Definitely had me going.

Neal Neals
Neal Neals

Wow what a sense of humor great job!!

Beck
Beck

“Drive Tastefully.. and don’t forget your keys.”

You guys can humor tastefully as well 😀

Doug
Doug

“…he assured me there is no termite damage because..(dramatic pause)..it’s not made out of wood.”

Hilarious.

Jono51
Jono51

I was watching this, thinking, “you have got to be kidding me …” and oh, when was this posted?. Nice one guys!

Corey Chow
Corey Chow

Oh my, they really had me going for a while. I felt so confused.

I was curious as to how much one of these was worth. Then I came across this…

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4370752795.html

Yoav Gilad
Yoav Gilad

Well spotted. Err, I mean, we have no idea what you’re talking about… 😉

Royce

Hell, good catch; thats the exact car used in the video!!!

Jake Williams
Jake Williams

I didn’t realize until half way through the video what day it is. Even on PetroliciousCo, a good laugh is not that far away. Good job guys, and April Fools to everyone. 😉

Bertram Wooster
Bertram Wooster

Gaaaawd! Pop had two of these and he passed on a third a year ago! Y’know, in top condition, in this screwy market, it just might go up, if you can keep the emissions equipment from destroying the engine. Best laugh I’ve had all day!

Day: made!

kevin doleshal
kevin doleshal

Jesus Christ…had me going for a sec…..good job….hilarious.

Alex Daniel
Alex Daniel

A Pebble Beach winner no doubt……..bahaaaaaaa. Sorry I couldn’t resist

Matthew Haber
Matthew Haber

Nice April fools joke guys, James was great but how about getting him to do a video on either that caddy or maybe his 458, please and thanks, take care

Wayne Van Dyk
Wayne Van Dyk

I agree with Matthew, would love to see a feature on that caddy!

Lars Banka
Lars Banka

Hihihi, that’s a good one. And I want to take a photo if his sons face turning 16 and getting – well – a piece of automobile history 🙂

ElGato
ElGato

“Termite inspector.” Hilarious. Great work.

Nelson
Nelson

🙂

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Lol good April Fools piece. Maybe in Monterey week the Lebaron should do the Concours d’lemons while the Lusso does Concours Italiano and see which gets more attention 😀

Rodney Wren
Rodney Wren

That was hilarious!

Glenn Sacco
Glenn Sacco

April FOOLS!!!!!

Jose A.
Jose A.

I knew it had to be a joke from the start. A Ferrari Lusso owner that likes this piece of crap lebaron? c’on petrolicious. Good one though!

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

But it is rumored to have been owned by Jon Voight!

Carlo
Carlo

Ha Ha. Well done! At first was like, not sure if serious. Then it hit me, April 1st!

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

Im not sure if this is a April fools joke or what but im loving it!. Its nice to see a car like this getting some attention at least for one day 😀

Alan Mitchell
Alan Mitchell

Well played, Sir!

Now if it had been one of the proposed LeBaron’s with a RUMBLE SEAT….

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

April Fools?

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa

Despite the rarity, the oddity, some technological inovations and the fact that it was featured in Time magazine… it’s not my kind of car…

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa

When he drove away with te top ‘half down’ I tought it would come all the way down with the motion, but not even that to convince me he was being serious about that ugly peace of metal…

Bill
Bill

My friend John Voight had a car exactly like that one.

Sid
Sid

I hope he does give that to his son for his first car. Hahaha.

RJ Mundt
RJ Mundt

Well played! You had me all the way to the end, until I saw the April 1.

Vincent P
Vincent P

#speechless
He is like the Magnus of vintage LeBarons.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

I hope he can truly obtain a fleet of vintage Lebarons.