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1980 Chrysler LeBaron

1980 Chrysler LeBaron

According to website Statista, light-truck sales—which include crossovers and SUVs—have risen from about 2 million in 1980 to almost 12 million last year. One needs only to look around to see that coupe and convertible sales have fallen to all-time lows, but it’s the humble sedan that I am most worried about.

The Honda Accord and Civic, and the Toyota Camry and Corolla, are still being purchased in respectably substantial numbers, but it may surprise many folks that several legacy brands—including Buick, Ford, and Lincoln—no longer sell sedans at all.

In honor of the sedan, I have collected a dozen classic car ads from 1980, all of which celebrate the now-scarce traditional 4-door car with a trunk. If you spent time in a noteworthy sedan, please tell us about it. The place to leave comments is down below.

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Sedans of 1980

Buick Century

Buick Century

1980 Buick Century

5 Cheapest American Cars of 1980, Inflation Adjusted

 

Chevrolet Caprice

Chevrolet Caprice

1980 Chevrolet Caprice

The 10 Fastest Cars of 1980*

 

Chrysler LeBaron

1980 Chrysler LeBaron

1980 Chrysler LeBaron

10 Most-Expensive American Sedans of 1980

 

Datsun 280C

Datsun 280C

1980 Datsun 280C (Australia)

5 Most-Powerful American Cars of 1980

 

Dodge Aspen

1980 Dodge Aspen

1980 Dodge Aspen

The 8 Best-Looking Cars of 1978

 

Fiat Brava

Fiat Brava

1980 Fiat Brava

The 6 Best-Looking Cars of 1980

 

Ford Fairmont

1980 Ford Fairmont

1980 Ford Fairmont

Malaise Muscle: 1976-1980 Dodge Aspen R/T and Plymouth Volaré Road Runner

 

Oldsmobile Cutlass

1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Diesel Doldrums: The 7 Slowest Cars of 1980*

 

Peugeot 505

1980 Peugeot 505

1980 Peugeot 505

The 1980 Auto Brochure Power Quiz

 

Subaru

1980 Subaru

1980 Subaru

Smaller Still: The Personal Luxury Cars of 1980

 

Volkswagen Jetta

1980 Volkswagen Jetta

1980 Volkswagen Jetta

5 Largest Car Engines of 1979

 

Volvo

1980 Volvo

1980 Volvo

Sedans of 1980 Gallery

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Sedans of 1980

10 Most-Expensive American Sedans of 1980

Sedans of 1980

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