1984 Plymouth Voyager Minivan

Summary

Plymouth Voyager advertising called this the "all-new space-age American family wagon," and it really was a new kind of vehicle. Shorter than typical sedans, station wagons, or large vans, the new "mini-vans" were easy to drive but could carry seven people, plus lots of luggage, camping gear, or sports equipment. They were instantly popular with buyers and were immediately copied by other manufacturers, foreign and domestic.

Plymouth Voyager advertising called this the "all-new space-age American family wagon," and it really was a new kind of vehicle. Shorter than typical sedans, station wagons, or large vans, the new "mini-vans" were easy to drive but could carry seven people, plus lots of luggage, camping gear, or sports equipment. They were instantly popular with buyers and were immediately copied by other manufacturers, foreign and domestic.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1984

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

90.248.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Chrysler Motors Corporation.

Material

Metal
Steel (Alloy)
Glass (Material)
Leather
Plastic

Color

Red

Dimensions

Height: 65 in

Width: 67 in

Length: 165 in

Specifications

Make & Model: 1984 Plymouth Voyager minivan

Maker: Chrysler Corporation, Highland Park, Michigan

Engine: inline-4, overhead cam, 135 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

Height: 64 inches

Width: 69 inches

Wheelbase: 112 inches

Overall length: 176 inches

Weight: 2911 pounds

Horsepower: 101 at 5600 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 28.8

Price: $12,309

Average 1984 wage: $18,356 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 8-1/2 months

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