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1989 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible
Chrysler Corporation revived the American convertible in 1982. The Chrysler Le Baron, re-designed in 1987, had a front airbag on the driver's side as standard equipment starting in 1989.

A few years later, two airbag-equipped Le Barons collided head-on on a Virginia highway with minimal injuries to their drivers. The resulting news stories about the accident helped convince Americans that airbags were essential equipment.

Source: Walter P. Chrysler Museum

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