The four-door sedan was removed from the lineup, leaving just two- and four-door hardtops in the Custom and Crown lines, though the Crown also offered a convertible. View more about this vehicle's history and comps below. The curved side glass, which had been pioneered in America by Imperial for its 1957 model, had a much tighter radius, while the increased curvature of the bodysides permitted the window frames to be moved outboard at their bases, resulting in an increase in shoulder room without an increase in overall body width compared to the previous C-body. $125 each. The 1962 models had a new, slimmer TorqueFlite A727 automatic transmission, which allowed a smaller transmission "hump" in the floor. C.H. However, in 1955, the company spun off Imperial into its own make and division to better compete with its North American rivals, Lincoln and Cadillac. The 1964 Imperials were the first designed entirely by Engel. The Custom offered two-and four-door hardtops and a four-door sedan; the Crown added a convertible to the same lineup. 1960 Imperial Crown Coupe. In fact, the 1960 models differed little from 1959, apart from the fins being shortened to complete their arc before the rear door edge. All Imperial Imperial Convertible versions offered for the year 1960 with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars. PY1-M Convertible. CROWN. ; 6) Fuel-Range. Headlights were still under cats-paw fenders, and side trim started beside the headlight, curving downwards almost reaching the rear bumper. We also offer the imperial convertible top in Haartz stayfast canvas. The platform and bodyshell were shared with that year's big Chryslers, but the Imperial had a wheelbase that was 4.0 inches (102 mm) longer, providing it with more rear-seat legroom, had a wide-spaced split egg-crate grille, the same as that used on the Chrysler 300 "executive hot rod", and had free-standing "gunsight" taillights mounted above the rear quarters, which were similar to those on the Exner's 1951 Chrysler K-310 concept car. Engines were 350 horsepower 413-cid V-8s; and all Imperials had power steering, power brakes, and power windows. The lineup expanded quickly during the 1920s, beginning with the addition of the top-level Imperial line form 1927-1928. Progress is slow as this is a hobby, not a job. Of course, each year the limos were updated to match the regular-production Imperial coupes, sedans, and convertible. ad campaign by Chrysler Corporation. Windsor : Saratoga – discontinued : New Yorker : ... 2 Door Convertible: x: Town & Country: 4 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr: x: Town & Country: 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr: x . Two 1972 models with 1973 model year grills were built by the Hess and Eisenhardt Company of Fairfield, Ohio for the United States Secret Service and were used by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and finally Reagan on his swearing-in day. 1960 Imperial Crown convertible. For the 1955 model year, the Imperial was launched and registered as a separate marque (make), apart from the Chrysler brand. Automotive Sales. 1963 models were the last Virgil Exner–styled Imperials, however Elwood Engel began applying some of his own touches to them, especially in the form of the redesigned base and Crown roofs. Exner's design extended to early-fifties concept cars like the 1953 Chrysler D'Elegance. The front grille was split, as in 1955-56, and a large round Eagle hood ornament was fitted for the first time. In the 1974 movie The Godfather Part II, a black Ghia built 1958 Imperial Crown was used by Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) while at the family compound near Reno, Nevada. A total of 23,295 Imperials were sold, making 1964 its second-best year. Engel's design themes at Chrysler were a major departure from the fins of Virgil Exner, and instead featured a more familiar three-box design, but with more extreme rectilinear styling. Dashboard lighting was electroluminescent, which used no incandescent lamps: electricity running through a five-layer laminate caused the phosphorescent ceramic layer to glow in the dark. This limited edition Imperial was available only in Glacier Blue Crystal paint - Chrysler advertising claimed it matched the color of Sinatra's eyes - and had special fs (lowercase) external badging, with a large glovebox placard proclaiming "Frank Sinatra Signature Edition". Recent ArrivalPassed Thorough Dealership Inspection. Imperial's secret was safe in 1960, for only the truly well-informed luxury car owner understood the advantages of Imperial ownership. They were the last Chrysler-branded limousines built entirely in Detroit. But the car would have Limbaugh's unique new "waterfall" grille design which featured thin vertical chrome bars, separated by a body-colored band running through the center, and which started on top of the nose and flowed down. The driveshaft passed through a hole in the "X" frame. Pillarless hardtops, in both two and four-door configurations, received the Southampton designation. 1960 Imperial Crown convertible. The "FliteSweep Deck Lid", a simulated Continental tire bulge, was an option for 1957 through 1961 and again in 1963 (due to demand). Also this year, Imperial was the basis for "The Black Beauty," a rolling arsenal on the ABC-TV series The Green Hornet, starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee. There was a 1966 LeBaron that was presented to Pope Paul VI at the UN in New York for his use. The custom-built Imperial Crown limousine was also offered. Use our search to find it. Extensive use of rubber isolators contributed to the Imperial's virtually silent ride on top of Goodyear polyester steel-belted Arriva tires. 1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible - This car was restored to Show Quality by the previous owner. The back-up lights were moved to the lower bumper, nearly doubling taillight size. 1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible.  In addition, Sinatra agreed to work for Chrysler for $1 a year because he believed that more performers should get involved in helping to save jobs in the United States. Each took a month to build and carried a high price for the time ($18,500 in 1963-64). Inside, 16 cassette tapes of Sinatra titles were presented in a specially made Mark Cross leather case. Ambruster-Stageway of Fort Smith Arkansas continued with limousine conversions using the 1969-71 sheetmetal. This Imperial came to JC Auto Restoration with recent paint, upholstery, chrome plating work, and engine rebuild. 15 results per page. 1964 Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible, one of 922 built, 66,386 mi, 413 4bbl engine, push button 727 torque flite transmission, pwr... $17,395. In keeping with the times, the look was sleeker, with a reduced, more subtle level of trim. 1963 Imperial Imperial 4-Door Hardtop specifications, all versions. He would continue his look with the modern Stutz), and the largest tailfins ever. This was to be the last model year of the independent Imperial marque, with only 8,830 1975 models sold. Year 1960. 15 results per page. The LeBaron roofs remained the same with formal styling and closed in the rear window. U. 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Bright Metal was Polished or Replaced!! Only nine were sold. The Cadillac Series 70 (models 70 and 75) is a full-size V8-powered series of cars that were produced by Cadillac from the 1930s to the 1980s.  271 fs edition cars were manufactured. A front end design, which had been envisioned for the next Imperial by Chrysler/Imperial exterior studio senior stylist Chet Limbaugh, came to the attention of Elwood Engel. finitions.  Chrysler Corporation sent notices to all state licensing agencies in the then-48 states, informing them, that the Imperial, beginning in 1955, would no longer be registered as a Chrysler, but as a separate make . Even as early as in 1954, Chrysler Corporation ads at the time began to visibly and consciously separate The Imperial from the Chrysler Division car line in the eyes of the public, to prepare for the big change coming in 1955. A total of 132 Imperial Crowns were manufactured for Chrysler by Ghia over 1957-65. ; 5) Odometer-Avg. $250,000 and Up; Antiques / Pre-War; AutoHunter Auctions; Convertibles; Future Classics; Motorcycles; Muscle Cars; Newest Listings; Trucks; Under $5,000; Browse by Year. After 4 years of showing this car, I sold it in July 2014. Better coverage built for classics at a price you can afford.  The Imperial's electronic information center was manufactured at Chrysler's Huntsville, Alabama Electronics Division which was also a prime contractor in America's Redstone and Saturn Apollo space programs. LeBaron was reduced to a single four-door hardtop, while the expensive Crown Imperial eight-passenger limousine retained its 1960 styling. The aggressive 1959 barred grille was replaced with a fine horizontal mesh while the front bumper dipped down in the center. 1960 Imperial Convertible 3 in 1 1960 Customizing Convertible Kit SMP | N° 88860 | 1:25. Although the vinyl top was standard, for a short time a unique paisley-patterned vinyl top in a burgundy color was available as an option on burgundy-painted cars. 1960 Imperial Crown Convertible 9204101848 – sold for $154,000 Interior and trunk completely reupholstered. The Imperial for this year offered a choice of eleven exterior colors (Sterling Silver Crystal Coat; Day Star Blue Crystal Coat; Nightwatch Blue; Light Auburn Crystal Coat; Mahogany StarMist; Light Seaspray Green Crystal Coat; Spice Tan Starmist; Manila Cream; Morocco Red; Pearl White; Formal Black), and six cloth and seven leather interior colors (Dark Blue; Green; Red; Mahogany; Heather; Cashmere; White for leather only). 1968 Imperial Crown Coupe convertible rear. A single four-barrel Carter AFB carburetor resided atop the intake manifold. 1960 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE # 27: Condition: Used. V8 de 413,2cid - 350cv à 4600t/mn Set an alert to be notified of new listings. They closed out the Imperial Custom /Imperial Crown tradition in fine style. New "Quartz-Lock" electronically tuned radios (ETR) were added to the options list while the power moonroof was no longer available. Changes for 1965 were largely confined to the front fascia and to trim, and replacement of the push-button automatic transmission gear selection system with a more conventional steering column-mounted shift lever. The limousine conversions were longer than the earlier Ghia cars, and longer than the Cadillac Series 75 limousines. Both cars shared clean, slab-sided body panels, thick C-pillars, and a chrome molding outlining the top of the fender line. The car has the Rare Swivel Bucket Seats and a 45 RPM Record Player!  Unfortunately the fuel injection system proved troublesome and many 1981 models were retrofitted under warranty (or later on owner initiative) with carburetors.. ; 8) Fuel-Trip. A convertible was available for the first time on an Imperial and only offered in the mid-range Crown series. The 1968 Imperial was little changed from the previous year. Full mechanical sorting. While sales were down from 1973, Chrysler was pleased with the sales of the Imperial line, given the poor economy that year. Also, the 1973 oil embargo had turned buyers towards smaller more fuel-efficient cars, a movement that had been building through the early-1970s as a result of rising fuel prices. This would last through the 1966 model year. Consequently, glass, and roofs were common with the entry-level Chrysler Newport. And, in turn, without sales, it seemed there was no way Chrysler could afford to build an Imperial with a unique appearance. Crowns did slightly better with 8,558 sold, including 531 convertibles. Find 1960 Chrysler Imperials for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. Make: x. Chrysler. 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