1981 Plymouth Reliant

1981 Plymouth Reliant 1981 Plymouth Reliant 1981 Plymouth Reliant
Custom 2-Door Sedan
During a point in history where a nation was seeking a reliable, economical, and fuel-efficient vehicle, Chrysler's Chairman Lee Iacocca offered a line of cars that would become known by their platform code; 'K cars.' These front wheel drive vehicles, known as the Reliants, were the lowest cost offering of all Chrysler K cars. They offered good transportation, were easy to service, and had adequate room for the average family.

By modern standards, the cars may seem boxy, but during the 1981s all manufacturers were making boxy cars, a reaction to the tough economic times which styling was deemphasized.

This vehicle is a Reliant Custom model that features more exterior trim and soft cloth seating. It has front disc brakes with drums in the rear. Power is from a four-cylinder, overhead cam engine delivering 84 horsepower. There is a Torqueflite three-speed automatic gearbox, front MacPherson struts with coil springs in the rear. In 1981, this vehicle had a base price of around $6,350.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011

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1981 Reliant
$7,250-$162,550
1981 Plymouth Reliant Price Range: $5,880 - $7,250

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Plymouth
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)350,573
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)393,711
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)357,764
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)273,489
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)247,936
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)393,633
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)290,974
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)372,449
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)501,129
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)546,132
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)519,962

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