Engine: 413 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 125135 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Burgundy
Gateway Classic Cars of Philadelphia is excited to offer this great classic, a 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown, to our showroom located in West Deptford, NJ! The Imperial name has retained its luxury status throughout the years as one of the most beautiful grand-sized automobiles ever produced. Interestingly, the Imperial name was used by Chrysler for its top of the line model since 1926, but never as its own make. That is until 1955, when the manufacturer made it its own make to compete with Cadillac and Lincoln. While it always seemed a distant third to those rival brands, it pulled within 5,330 units of Lincoln’s 41,123 units in 1957.
This 1965 Imperial Crown convertible is a great example of the luxury and style of the Chrysler brand and is one of 633 produced. Cloaked in a brilliant shade of red paint and complimentary burgundy leather interior, this Imperial was bought on April 11, 1965 from Harold Motors, Inc. in Chicago Heights, Illinois for $7,299.64; over $50,000 in today’s market! “Among the 1965 model year’s features were walnut veneer on the steering column and instrument panel. This was carefully harvested Claro Walnut, 8 oz were fit for the Imperial. Note the conventional steering-column shift lever for the Torqueflite automatic transmission that replaced the push buttons that had been used on these cars for the prior decade. Powered by the numbers-matching 413 CID V8, this car gently glides down the road and drives like a dream with the heavenly power steering.
Relax in the burgundy bench seat that provides an abundance of comfort thanks to Argentine Quebacho Wood, a bark from the South African Wattle Tree, as well as Sicilian Sumac leaf that were used to give Imperial leathers a softness and strength finer than that of the most costly imported cars. The leather was then treated with tallow of ewe and sperm whale oil for suppleness and durable patina.
You will note that for 1965, Imperials went through some cosmetic changes include a chrome cross hair motif as well as incredibly beautiful glass headlamp covers that may be easily missed when looking at this amazing car. The glass covers were high strength tempered with a series of fine, ceramic horizontal lines mimicking the grille. The covers ran afoul of the law in California which had initiated a system of roadside stops to check headlight aiming, using a device fitted over the headlamp lenses. This was not possible with Chrysler covers unless they were removed. Since the California Highway Patrol was a key customer for Chrysler police cars, by 1966, the glass covers were gone surviving just a year longer on the Imperial line.”
Don’t take a minute longer deciding if this is the car for you because someone else has probably nabbed it! Own a piece of luxury automobile history and take home this American land yacht home today. It’s as simple as picking up the phone and dialing our friendly sales associates! Additional features include AM/FM Radio, Power Windows, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Top and rare factory equipped Air Conditioning! To view this 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Philadelphia showroom located in West Deptford, NJ. For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email Philadelphia@GatewayClassicCars.com
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