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For Sale: 1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown in San Luis Obispo, California

Vehicle 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 212built 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. Priced to sell at $79995. Classic car financing and worldwide transportation available. Contact us today!

To see over 300 photos of this car inside and out, top to bottom including undercarriage visit us online @ zubesimportauto.com and be sure to check out our video below to get a nice walkaround with some detailed specs.

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

SERVICED BY CLASSIC AUTO WORKS OF OCEANO, CA WITH RECEIPTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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- Replaced 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

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.

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

  • Lots of potential upside on this car and priced to sell. If you look at all of the ’63 Imperial Crown Convertibles for sale across the country (and there aren’t many) you will see the great value in this car. This is the nicest one on the market hands down. We are one minute away from the San Luis Obispo regional airport so if you need a ride let us know and we’ll pick you up. This one is road ready!

 

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1243735
  • Price:$79,995 (OBO)
  • Location:San Luis Obispo, California
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Imperial Crown
  • Exterior Color:Oyster White
  • Interior Color:Red Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:57269
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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