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1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown Sedan

  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: Imperial
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1963
  • Color: Black
  • Location: Burbank, California, United States

Description

Very lovely Chrysler Imperial Crown, best appreciated by a good look at the photos. I have posted 24 pics here (max allowed by eBay) but I have over 100 detailed shots that, if you make a serious inquiry, I would be happy to forward them to you. It currently lives in our warehouse next to a beautifully restored 1963 Silver Streak trailer.
The Imperial is part of a larger gathering of cars, a personal collection. .... we are not dealers, just car enthusiasts. Most of our cars are smaller Europeans that you might see in the background of our shop. A couple of the cars in our collection were sold to Jay Leno, who recently called to borrow our Morris Minor Traveler to appear on his show "Jay Leno's Garage", featuring Craig Ferguson.

This car would be great for loading up a bunchof friends and heading up to Santa Barbara wine country (giant trunk for many cases of wine) or a comfortable cruise to Palm Springs.

Reasonable offers considered.

Facts gleaned from Wikipedia and Hemmings Classic Car Magazine regarding the vehicle :

Engine: 413-cu.in. V-8 - 340hp - 470-lbs.ft. of torque

TorqueFlite automatic transmission

As usual, the Crown received almost every luxury touch Chrysler had: six-way seats, power windows (including the vent windows), power brakes, triple cigarette lighters, you name it.

It didn't hurt that they were just plain great cars. Driving the 1962 Imperial Crown, (the 1963 is the basically the same car)....veteran journalist and serial big Chrysler owner Tom McCahill called it "the best sedan made in the world today," and when we tested the Crown Convertible ...., we tended to agree: Thanks to torsion-bar suspension, "Handling is probably the best of the big cars," wrote John Tennyson. "There is no other luxury car quite like it."

After the successful 1962 redesign, 1963 Imperials remained very similar. Most noticeable among the revamps was the repositioning of the tail-lamps to a conventional perch on the tops of the fenders. The roofline was also subtly altered; combined with a lower transmission tunnel and higher rear seats, this added 4.5 inches of rear legroom. .......Amazingly, the potent engine and 2.93 rear gearing allowed the 5,000-plus pound car to return 15 MPG on the highway while capable of a 110 MPH top speed. Motor Trend advised buyers to get the optional speed control, finding that the available power, easy acceleration and whisper-quiet ride could put you well over the speed limit without realizing it.


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