arguably the most luxurious station wagon offered at the time in the United States.
They were living in Greenwich Village when the vehicle was purchased. Lennon moved to California for about a year and a half, and the Chrysler made the trip there and back. After returning to New York, he and Ono moved to an apartment in The Dakota on 72nd Street in Manhattan, where the couple lived until Lennon's murder in 1980.
Yoko Ono sold the wagon after her husband's death. Yet the current owner still holds the registration, recording the address of The Dakota and listing "Apple Record Inc.," the record company controlled by The Beatles, as the car's owner.
As with all of Chrysler's senior models, the 1972 Town & Country was redesigned for 1972, as seen in the brochure. Of the three wheelbases offered on the big Chryslers, the Town & Country had the shortest at only 122 inches, making it two inches shorter than the New Yorkers and Newports and five inches shorter than the Imperial.
Even on such a short wheelbase (only two inches longer than the current "big" Chrysler 300C), the huge wagon cast a shadow nearly 225 inches long, more than two feet longer than the 300C.
A big wagon needs big power to motivate it, and the T&C didn't disappoint. In the era between the second-generation Hemi and the modern Hemi, Chrysler's 400cid V8 did the bulk of the heavy lifting. This engine was put into use in the Lennon/Ono wagon, bolted to Chrysler's world-renowned three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.
For the first time, front disc brakes were standard on all Chrysler models, necessary to provide better stopping power for the 2¼-ton land yacht.
The Town & Country is best known for the wood trim on the original 1940s models. After the discontinuation of actual wood trim in 1950, the T&C became a steel-bodied station wagon at the top of the Chrysler lineup. Wood trim, simulated this time, returned in 1968 and became the model's calling card.
John and Yoko, however, decided to delete the faux trim from their personal car--perhaps because it wasn't Norwegian wood.
Nice-condition 1972 Town & Country wagons are currently advertised for $10,000 to $25,000. While not quite in mint condition, this particular Mist Green T&C has a
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