1968 Chrysler Imperial Crown 7308 Miles Burgundy Convertible 440 cubic inch V8

1968 Chrysler Imperial

Technical specifications of Chrysler Imperial 1968

Price: US $24,900.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Chrysler
Model: Imperial
Type: Convertible
Year: 1968
Mileage: 7308
VIN: YM27K8C297918
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: 440 cubic inch V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Convertible
Interior color: Black
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Final year of Imperial convertibles, one of 474 built. One owner car from new. Rebuilt engine and transmission, repainted in the ‘90s, newer upholstery, new brakes, tires, front end, A/C serviced. Ready to cruise!
This Imperial Crown ragtop offers an appealing combination of functionality and good looks, far from perfect but ideal for the enthusiast who wants to drive rather than show. The paint is a match for the original code RR Burgundy Metallic and while even the respray is now approaching its 30th birthday, it remains shiny and lustrous. There are a few minor signs of use and age, of course, but as a car that was never rusty or wrecked, the sheetmetal underneath remains in excellent condition. And that’s especially important on a car with mile-long quarter panels and clean, unadorned styling. Beyond that, the chrome is original and in good overall condition and all the unique lenses and trim pieces are intact so you won’t have to hunt for any bits of unobtainium (important on a very rare car like this).
The interior was also beautifully outfitted in black leather with real wood panel on the dash and a long list of comfort and convenience features. The wide dash is a beautiful piece of ‘60s design that accentuates straight lines and minimal ornamentation, so much so that even the AM/FM radio is hidden under a matching door in the center of the dash. Features include functional A/C, power windows, power seats, and a fairly comprehensive array of gauges for the driver. TOf note, the front seat upholstery was replaced a few years ago, and they accurately replicated the factory patterns and style, so it blends right in. The back seat, which was seldom used, remains original and in very good condition with only moderate signs of age. Everything works except the power antenna and the clock, and a few years ago a fresh black power convertible top was installed, which folds easily into the well where it’s hidden by a matching black boot. The cavernous trunk offers enough space for all your luggage, as well as a full-sized spare tire and jack assembly, and no signs of rust issues underneath.
The only engine available in the Imperial Crown convertible was also Chrysler’s biggest: a 440 cubic inch V8 rated at 350 horsepower and an earth-moving 480 pounds of torque. Like most of Chrysler’s big block engines, it’s impeccably smooth and the torque moves it like a turbine with barely perceptible shifts from the TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission. The rebuilt engine has about 7000 miles on it, and the rebuild was comprehensive so there’s another 50 years of enjoyment waiting under the hood. A fresh Carter 4-barrel carburetor means it starts easily and idles smoothly with a mellow burble from the fresh muffler out back. You will note that the engine was neatly detailed with new corporate turquoise engine enamel, and other than a few modern components for the rebuilt A/C system, it remains as the factory made it. Things like belts, hoses, fuel pump, master cylinder, water pump, and some of the wiring were replaced so mechanically this car is extremely fit. The big engine pulls the equally massive convertible around as if it weighs 1000 pounds less than it does and does it with barely a whisper.
Underneath you’ll find a very clean undercarriage, and the lack of structural rust is important on a unit-body car like the Imperial. The TorqueFlite was rebuilt along with the engine, the brakes were rebuilt, and there are new components on the front end, so it tracks straight and steers well. The floors are solid, the trunk extensions and quarter panels are original, and an electric fuel pump with bypass was added to help prime the big carburetor after periods of inactivity (this was a collector car that was used sparingly for much of its life). 2.94 gears out back make this a fantastic highway cruiser and the big torque of the 440 means it never feels like it’s working very hard at all. The gas tank was cleaned and sealed a few years ago and it sits on fresh 235/75/15 wide whitewall radials from Diamondback Classic that make a huge difference in ride and handling.
Extras include a factory service manual and the original carburetor.
Not a perfect car but great for casual shows and cruising, offering just the right combination of handsome good looks and condition that mean you’ll always have admirers but you’ll never worry about them getting too close. And we can almost guarantee you’ll never park next to another one at shows. Traditional American luxury, Chrysler style. Call today!
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