The Pink Sedan (Simpson’s Family Sedan)

“Everything lasts forever.” – Homer Simpson S06E12

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O Sedan da família é o carro rosa do Homer que vemos em praticamente todo episódio, ele se parece muito com um Plymouth Valiant 1973. É um carro antigo, que faz companhia, na garagem, à perua de Marge Simpson, e tem como características marcantes um amassado no pára-lamas e uma antena de rádio feita com um cabide de roupa.  O número da placa, é 1PHL07 (nas temporadas mais antigas e no filme) e NABF14 (nas temporadas mais recentes). Foi fabricado na Croácia com carcaças de tanques soviéticos. sociedade do quadrinho

Homer’s car from the classic Simpsons was a 1973 Plymouth Valiant. At one point or another every family member has had a joy ride – even little Maggie Simpson. According to the Simpson wikia page, the car features a driver’s side airbag, a column shifter, a bent up radio aerial, and a Trackstar 8-Track radio. Of course not to be missed, this baby features the minor damage on the left front fender. The Simpson model of the car was made in Croatia out of old Soviet Tanks. However further research suggests, the Valiant was only built as far east as Western Europe.

The Plymouth Valiant was built between 1960 and 1976. The car was considered to be both durable and reliable, sustaining Chrysler during that era of the Cold War. This would seem to hold up for the Simpson family as well. Cities: Skylines Mods25 OCT, 2017

1966 Plymouth Barracuda Original Playmate Pink, 273 V8 Automatic 999 Paint Code

1966 Original Playmate Pink Barracuda. Originally 273 V8 with Torqueflite Automatic Transmission.   Premium model with floor console shifter. Sold new by Melrose Motors in California. Car From UK

The one time this car remains in perfect condition is during the credits; apt for the show as many a time this car is totally destroyed and back to near iconic perfect condition.

“Bake ‘em away, toys!” – Clancy Wiggum S05E02

In the episode, Pork and Burns, it’s revealed that the car is a 1986 Plymouth Junkerolla (via Jalopnik).Previously, fans believed that the car was a 1973 Plymouth Valiant. Derrick RossignolNerdist

1972 Plymouth Barracuda

We see the resemblance, but as the car-savvy folks at Jalopnik point out, the car being a 1986 Plymouth model makes sense as it does look a lot like a Plymouth Reliant (which by the way, is the same car driven by Principal Ed Rooney in the classic movie,  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). 

You all know the K-car story, so suffice it to say it played a prominent role in saving Chrysler’s bacon in the early ’80s, before finally going out of production in 1989. But I will always remember the facelifted 1985-89 Reliant as the wheels of Principal Ed Rooney. Curbside Classics

The Junkerolla also was designed to be a way for Chrysler to get rid of warehouses of old legacy parts, which is why the Junkerolla has chrome bumpers from a Valiant (rear bumpers are used both front and rear, without the bumper guards), and the taillights are leftover and quality-control rejects from the 1971 Valiant models. Jason TorchinskyJalopnik. 1/12/17

Mechanically, the Junkerolla is using the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that Chrysler has used in almost everything, but not the newer turbo’d or fuel-injected ones. The Junkerolla was again used as a way of selling surplus unwanted parts, in this case the carbureted intake manifolds for the 2.2 engine, so we can safely say that the 1986 Plymouth Junkerolla produced 84 horsepower, at least when new.

While I don’t think the Croatian guess is accurate, I do think it has an unusual birthplace, at least for a Plymouth: China.

Max Knoblauch – MashableJanuary 12, 2017

See, in 1987, the Chinese carmaker First Auto Works (FAW) built some modified Dodge 600 cars and called them the Hongqi CA750F. My theory is that the Junkerolla models were built the year before, in 1986, as a sort of practice run for the factory and its workers to get up to speed. That would also explain the unusual styling features and the use of surplus parts.

Plymouth fue un económica marca lanzada por Chrysler en 1928. Nunca tuvo un modelo conocido como “Junkerolla”, por lo que se asume que es un juego de palabras con “junk”, que en inglés significa basura. PABLOJAIRORTEGAColumna Sin Nombre. ENERO 14, 2017

Y cómo no, si en la sexta temporada –cuando Homero Simpson sufre un grave accidente en el automóvil– lo lleva a un mecánico y le pide que sea reparado con piezas originales, a lo éste le responde que imposible porque había sido hecho en Croacia con restos de tanques soviéticos.

A pesar de eso, la marca y el año del auto permiten deducir que los creadores se inspiraron en un Plymouth Reliant, que fue producido entre 1981 y 1989, y que cuenta con características similares al de Homero.

Si ese fuera el caso, el Junkerolla contaría con un motor de 2.2 litros y cuatro cilindros, pero sin sistemas de inyección ni turbo.

Cabe destacar que el Plymouth Junkerolla nunca existió; la serie Plymouth de la compañía Chrysler se fabricó entre 1928 hasta 2001, año en el que se descontinuo. Pixl.

Podemos decir que la palabra «Junkerolla» debe ser un juego de palabras entre «Junk«, palabra inglesa que significa basura, y sufijo «rolla» inspirado en «Corolla» el automóvil japonés. Para finalizar, también es posible que este auto se inspiró en varios modelos y sea un monstruo de Frankenstein que tiene partes de distintos automóviles económicos de la época.

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