1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown

Technical specifications of Chrysler Imperial 1963

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Item location: San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Make: Chrysler
Model: Imperial
Type: Convertible
Trim: Crown
Year: 1963
Mileage: 57269
VIN: 9233129193
Color: White
Engine size: V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

You are looking at an extremely rare factory air conditioned 1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible with its original 413 cubic inch max wedge V8 (340 horsepower/ 470 lb-ft torque), 2.93:1 rear gear ratio, and original A727 3-speed torqueflite automatic transmission. One of 531 2-door convertibles produced in '63 and One of 212 built with AC making this one of the rarest Chrysler's produced. This is a very original and complete car with many of its original parts which you can see below in photos. This '63 holds a California Clean title. It's safe to say this is the nicest '63 Imperial Crown convertible currently on the market. This car is stunning and turns heads everywhere it goes. Must see to appreciate. Classic car financing and worldwide transportation available.VIN: 9233129193 1ST digit 9= Imperial 2nd digit 2= Imperial Crown 3rd digit 3= 1963 4th digit 3= Jefferson Plant, Detroit, MI Last six digits 129193= Production Number

Barrett Jackson said it best about the '63 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible-

"This '63 Crown Imperial convertible is one of the rarest products of Chrysler's ongoing battle with Cadillac for American ultra-luxury supremacy. These cars were very expensive when new and a mere 531 were produced total. This car is arguably one of the most spectacular Crown Imperial Convertible in existence.”

This '63 was ahead of its time and highly optioned with many features which include:
  • Auto pilot (cruise control)
  • Sure grip differential
  • Radio with floor and dash controls
  • Rear window defogger
  • Kelsey Hayes wire wheels
  • Pushbutton TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
  • Wide white tires
  • Six way power seat
  • Power lift windows
  • Power convertible top (white vinyl with plastic window)
  • Inside controlled outside mirror
  • Padded instrument panel top and bottom
  • Red leather interior
  • Glare free instrument lighting
  • Front seat center arm rest
  • Back seat center arm rest
  • Non glare inside rearview mirror
  • Air foam padded seat cushions
  • Rear seat assist handles
  • Illuminated front and rear seat ashtray lighters
  • Interior courtesy lights
  • Back up lights
  • Rear license plate frame
  • Variable speed electric windshield wipers
  • Electric clock
  • Trunk carpeting
  • Storage compartment in door arm rest
  • Auto adjustment braking system (front and rear drum brakes)
  • Automatic park brake release
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes

The odometer reads 57,269 miles and while we have no documentation to verify these are true miles looking at the car from top to bottom, inside and out they could very well be original miles. The undercarriage has no rust and is in great shape. As you can see from the photos there is a light black coating on the frame and components but it is very thin and looks close to what would have been done from the factory. Extremely clean and preserved as it should be. Newer aluminum exhaust system with newer gas tank and KYB shocks all the way around.
Mechanically this car is sound. Fires right up and idles perfectly. Acceleration, steering and braking are spot on for this car. Extremely smooth and tracks nicely. Doesn't sway or pull from one side to another. This '63 engine is so smooth and quiet that you forget its running at an idle. Everything on this car is in great working condition. The windows roll up and down, the power top retracts and closes as it should. A red vinyl top boot is also included. All interior courtesy lights fully functional and work. Factory clock is still ticking displaying the current time. Factory AC does work and blow but the original R12 system needs a recharge. Michelin tires cover the Kelsey Hayes wire wheels that are in excellent shape with very little wear and no dry rot/cracking.
Cosmetically this '63 is also in excellent condition. Laser straight body with orange-peel FREE paint that shows beautifully. Interior has been completely redone with new red carpeting and deluxe red leather interior throughout. The bright work is also in excellent shape and shines nicely. No pitting or oxidation shown. This Imperial Crown has been resprayed one time according to the current owner. The respray was done in its factory W paint code Oyster white. The body tag displays a 925= 2 dr. convertible with a 955= red interior in paint code W= oyster white. The 413 V8 has the correct engine stamp 2205697 - 1959-1965, 413/426 RB-series big-block. The original 22″ mopar radiator is still intact with part # 2276855.
The original Chrysler 12 volt Auto Pilot cruise control unit is on the car Part #2426280. Original R12 air conditioning unit is also intact. The original Jiffy Jet windshield washer bag Part# 2198448 still remains on the car in excellent shape. For all practical purposes a very original car that you can be proud to own. If you're looking for an investment grade '63 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible look no further.

  • Steering Wheel Column joint kit replaced
  • Courtesy light bulbs replaced
  • Pertronix Ignition installed
  • Ignition coil replaced
  • OEM fuel pump replaced
  • Spark plug wires replaced
  • Shocks front/rear replaced
  • Thermostat replaced
  • ATF fluid replaced
  • Antifreeze replaced
  • Fuel sending unit replaced
  • Rear drums resurfaced
  • Master cylinder replaced
  • Brake fluid replaced
  • Front end overhaul- replace all ball joints, lower and upper control arm bushings replaced
  • Rear differential gear lube replaced
  • Turn signal switch replaced
  • Valve cover gaskets replaced
  • Numerous oil changes/filter with Valvoline VR1 engine oil
  • Lube speedo cable
  • E Brake assembly replaced
  • Brake booster replaced
  • Dash lights replaced

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We have a lot more photos online which you can see along with walkaround video.

For more information on this vehicle including over 250 photos, come visit us in San Luis Obispo, CA at 225 Tank Farm Rd Ste. B2. Zubes Import Auto.


We specialize in Quality Pre-Owned Toyotas & Classic Cars and have been serving the Central Coast of CA since 2009! We've sold 1000's of the hardest to find Toyota 4x4's- Tacomas, 4Runners, Sequoia's, Land Cruisers, LX 470's, Tundras, etc. You name it, we've sold them. 69 Z28 #'s matching, 70 1/2 Z28 #'s matching, and many more. All of our Classic Cars are locally owned and maintained by Classic Auto Works.We sell the best Classic Cars in SLO County so bid with confidence!

Please email or call us(805)541-9823with any questions. If you need more photos we can take them but please visit zubes first. We have a video walk-around from our Youtube along with specific details on this Chrysler.

We are an independent Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Auto Dealer in the State of California specializing in Tacomas, 4Runners, 4x4 Pickups & Classic Cars. We have sold 1000's of Quality Toyota's over the years and our customers come to us from all over CA because we find the rarest and hardest to find Toyota's. We sell Clean Title/Clean Carfax vehicles only. No junk/salvage titles here. Most of our vehicles are new car trade-ins from large franchise dealerships in CA. We hand pick and find the best Toyota's out there and try to be as detailed as possible in everything we sell. All of our vehicles are safety inspected and have passed a CA smog emissions test. We are one mile away from the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport so if you are flying in from out of town/state let us know and we'll pick you up!


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