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1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible

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1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible

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1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible

Highest Bid: $50,000 (USD) by: Demolition_Man

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Chassis/VIN:

9204100143

Location:

Milbank, South Dakota

Odometer:

0 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8206002

Engine:

413ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $50,000 (USD) by: Demolition_Man

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

9204100143

Location:

Milbank, South Dakota

Odometer:

0 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8206002

Engine:

413ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1960 Imperial Crown Convertible is one of 618 built for its model year and is described as having been restored with refinished paint and brightwork, and a reupholstered interior by the seller. Powered by a rebuilt Chrysler 413ci backed by a rebuilt push-button 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic, equipment and features includes a 45-rpm record player, automatic headlight control, swiveling bucket seats, Chrysler's Torsion-Aire suspension, a FliteSweep deck lid, and power accessories such as the windows, locks, convertible top, and outside mirrors. Finished in Dawn Mauve with a white top over a white leather interior, this 1960 Imperial Crown is accompanied by its factory build card and offered by the selling dealer on a clear South Dakota title.

Imperial styling was updated for 1960, and sales grew to 17,719, eclipsing the performance of Lincoln. This Imperial Crown Convertible is one of 618 produced for 1960 and is described as restored by the seller, who notes a respray in the car's factory Dawn Mauve finish and replacement or polishing of exterior brightwork. Original equipment included a matching Dawn Mauve soft top, but the current white convertible top is power-operated and so are the exterior mirrors. The trunk lid is the optional FliteSweep design with a simulated continental tire bulge, and the taillights are Chrysler's "gunsight" design. Badging takes the form of Imperial scripts on the front fenders and grille, lettering on the rear end, and a crest on the trunk lid.

The 1960 model year saw the previous 14" wheels replaced by a set of 15" items, which wear factory-offered covers and whitewall tires on this Imperial.

The interior has been reupholstered using white leather per the seller, who also mentions carpeting for the cabin and trunk. Features of note include front sweats which swivel to allow for easier entry and exit, a 45-rpm record player, and power amenities such as the windows (including the vent windows), mirrors, door locks, and convertible top. The steering wheel is Chrysler's squared-off design from the period and a radio resembling the factory design is present. The pod mounted between the gauge binnacles is a sensor for the automatic beam changer, which raises, lowers, dims, and brightens the headlights depending on driving conditions and approaching traffic. The stamped trim tag for this Imperial Crown indicates that it originally came with a Light Mauve pearlescent leather interior.

Gauges are illuminated using Chrysler's Panelescent electroluminescent lighting which glows blue-green at night. Instrumentation takes the form of a 120-mph speedometer, and a combination gauge informing the driver of the charging system state, engine temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and time.

The 413ci V8 is from Chrysler's B engine lineage and had an output of 350 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 when new. A Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor was originally tasked with fuel delivery and a dual exhaust was standard. The seller states the engine and the push-button-operated 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission have been rebuilt.

Photos of the undercarriage are available for viewing in the carousel.

Decoding the car's chassis number and stamped trim tag reveals the following:

9: Marque — Imperial

2: Series — Crown

0: Model year — 1960

Paint: RR1 — Dawn Mauve body, Dawn Mauve convertible top

Trim: 526 — Light Mauve Leather

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Comments & Questions

June 17, 2021
02:15 PM
Seller

@Ouli – How much to attach an air conditioner unit? ...

I am not able to answer that question. It would take research into parts and labor to adapt the unit to the Imperial.

June 17, 2021
01:50 PM
Bidder

How much to attach an air conditioner unit?

June 17, 2021
01:17 PM
Seller

@Ouli – Is there an air conditioner equipped? ...

The Imperial does not have air conditioning

June 17, 2021
01:06 PM
Bidder

Is there an air conditioner equipped?

June 17, 2021
08:33 AM
Seller

@KoolKat63 – Does the car have power steering ? What type brakes ? A/C ? Is everything operational and are their any oil or fluid leaks ? ...

The Imperial has power steering, the brakes are standard drum brakes, the power windows and convertible top operate fine. The car does not have A/C and there are no fluid leaks

June 17, 2021
08:31 AM
Seller

@Kclayton – How does it drive ? ...

The Imperial runs and drives well

June 17, 2021
08:22 AM

How does it drive ?

June 16, 2021
03:55 PM

Does the car have power steering ? What type brakes ? A/C ? Is everything operational and are their any oil or fluid leaks ?

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