<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379

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Lot 160
1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL
Coachwork by LeBaron

Sold for US$ 18,700 inc. premium
1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL
Coachwork by LeBaron

Chassis no. 9313193379

413ci OHV 'Wedgehead' V8 Engine
Single Carter 4-barrel Carburetor
350bhp at 4,600rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Power Drum Brakes

*One of the most luxurious American automobiles ever produced
*Fine example in beautiful condition throughout
*Heavily optioned with many innovative features
*Era-evoking Virgil Exner design


THE IMPERIAL

The incomparable Imperial LeBaron by Chrysler was created especially for a distinct clientele. It was built to move with tremendous verve and élan. It wasn't a Chrysler - the Imperial was built as a separate make and retained the status of flagship for the brand. Legendary designer Virgil Exner's expertise gave the Imperial an elegance all its own. He captured the basic Imperial concept with classic simplicity, dignity, and a style that set the car brilliantly apart from its competition. Few other luxury automobiles possessed the poised affluence of the formidable Imperial LeBaron at the time.

In 1961, the Imperial LeBaron four-door had a base price of a staggering $6,428. They were powered by the Chrysler RB-Series 413ci 'Wedgehead' V8 engine, offering immense power. They represent the pinnacle of highly bespoke automotive excellence at the time, and these automotive masterpieces were built at a highly restricted pace to retain exclusivity.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The beautiful example of the of the luxurious Imperial offered here is one of just 1,026 built in 1961. This highly original car is finished in striking Tuscan Bronze Metallic over a tan interior, and features a long list of luxurious amenities, such as swivel front seats, air conditioning, power windows all around, power locks, and the smart push-button controlled, automatic transmission. In good running and driving condition, this Imperial is offered with an owner's guide and service manual, and expresses a degree of luxury and style matched by very few motorcars of any era.
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<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
<b>1961 Chrysler IMPERIAL </b><br />Chassis no. 9313193379
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