1959 Chrysler Imperial (ID) – $47,000
Location: Idaho Falls Idaho 83402
Contact: Bob 406-300-2234
Red Crown South Hampton Hardtop Coupe. Mileage shows 82,128. Overhead value, Vee block 8 cylinder 413 cubic inch displacement. 350 Horsepower @ 4600 RPM.
Original sticker cost was $5,403. The Imperial was adverstised as “America’s most distinctive car.” It has aircraft-inspired “forward Look” styling with tailfins and lots of chrome. A new jazzed up 1959 grille had a toothy look. A bright metal sweep panel added distinction to Crown Imperials. In addition to a long list of standard Imperial extras, the Crown models featured special emblems, a power seat and windows, outside mirror, vanity mirror and chrome license plate frames. Roof options included the canopy style Landau top. The Silvercrest treatment with a stainless steel front section and the best of both worlds Silvercrest Landau. Leather seat trim and push button Torquelflite automatic transmission were standard on all 1,728 Crown Imperials made in 1959. This car was featured in the National NAPA classic car calendar in December of 1990. (photo of Calendar shot is enclosed in this ad) This striking car is the proud winner of at least 2 “best of show” awards in regional gatherings of classic automobiles.
The car has been garaged and pampered for many years and is one of 10 classic cars in the now deceased Bob Peterson Collection. 9 of 10 condition. This car is a true treasure and show stopper. Serious inquires only. The car also comes with a lot of original paper work, catalogs and manuals.