In 1958 Chrysler's Imperial had a 149 1/2" wheelbase -- over 20" longer than an Eldorado Biarritz -- a stately, finned statement of excellence and luxury. It was the highlight of Virgil Exner's "Forward Look" design, tempered with Imperial's quad headlights mounted in chrome nacelles at the flanks of the horizontally barred grille and the gunsight taillights at the trailing edges of the long, tapered rear fender fins. Befitting their stature at the top of Chrysler's corporate lineup, Imperial's were loaded with options. The upscale Imperial Crown added distinctive emblems, power windows, six-way power seat and an outside rear view mirror to the package. In 1958 only 675 Imperial Crown convertibles were built, making them some of the rarest and exceptional convertibles of the Fifties, and this is an exceptional example of the model. Finished in a subtle off-white with red upholstery, top boot cover and black vinyl top, in addition to its long list of standard Imperial Crown features it has aftermarket chrome wire wheels with radial whitewall tires and includes a full set of the original wheel covers if the next owner wants to return it to its stock appearance. The interior is resplendent with black seat back panels, a black dash top and bright red dashboard containing the Imperial Crown's elaborate dashboard display of gauges and switches. It has never had, nor needed, a full restoration, instead being given just as much attention to its paint, chrome, interior, glass, engine compartment and chassis as needed to create a gorgeous driver with excellent cosmetics and a sharp, fresh look that has great eye appeal and stands up as a great car upon close inspection. It has been shaken down, developed and proven on tours. It comes with a selection of original Imperial sales brochures and a copy of the August 1995 issue of "Auto Restorer" magazine with a feature article on it.
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