'94 Chrysler LeBaron tannerite explosion
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50 Pounds of Tannerite Blows Up '94 Chrysler LeBaron


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When you pit a classic clunker against a metric crapload of tannerite, it's always going to end up being a losing battle for the clunker. We've seen it time and time again. The bigger the blast, the better the show. And, what we've got here is must-see viewing.

In the below video posted back in 2013, a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron gets blown to literal smithereens, courtesy of 50 pounds of tannerite. Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day quite like an over-the-top tannerite blast, that's for sure.

While the explosive part of the production is over and done with in barely a minute, an examination of the aftermath from the pyros behind the camera shows just how much damage the tannerite dealt out. Upon looking over the ongoing LeBaron fire, one of the guys chimes in, "We should've brought some marshmallows." That definitely would've been one way to keep the party going!

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Now, for anyone who remembers the '94 LeBaron, the third-generation sedan was split into three trim levels: base, LX and Landau. Of its direct model variants, the LeBaron was more luxury focused, while the Dodge Spirit was considered sportier and the Plymouth Acclaim was more mainstream.

In 1994, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the LeBaron a 4 out of 5 for driver side and a 3 out of 5 for passenger side frontal impact occupant protection. But, even all fives across the board wouldn't have been able to save this ride from 50 pounds of tannerite. Chrysler, or any car company on the planet for that matter, doesn't exactly test for those sorts of things.

The LeBaron was actually officially discontinued in '94 and replaced by the Chrysler Cirrus, one of the "Cloud Cars" along with the Dodge Stratus and Plymouth Breeze.

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As you can see from the above video, there's more than one way to discontinue a LeBaron.

This post was originally published on June 8, 2020.

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