What's The Best Union-Built Car?

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With Labor Day weekend upon us we thought we'd take time to recognize the American auto worker and their contribution to cars we love. What's the best American union-built car of all time?

We'd have to go with the latest iteration of the Corvette ZR1, much of it lovingly hand-built by UAW members in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The ZR1 rivals Europeans and Japanese sports cars at a lower price and with a 100,000 mile warranty, thus proving the efficiency and talent of the American worker. Sure, 9% of the parts are sourced from other countries, but that's sort of unavoidable these days.

What do you think is the best American union-built car of any era? If you need help finding one check out this guide for post-2004 model vehicles. Remember, this is the U.S.A. Labor Day, so we don't want cars built by German unions.


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If I'm remembering my MOPAR history correctly, Chrysler recruited the very best UAW employees to build it's Imperials. And Imperials were so stoutly built that they were outlawed in many demolition derbies, due to their "unfair" advantage. So, make mine an Imperial Crown Convertable.