For Sale: 1968 Chrysler Imperial in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

This his is a really handsome, nice condition Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible. The car is a great looking example that is all original in the body and interior and with some added bling under the hood. She has a pretty nice exhaust raw to boot! This is a 3-owner car that spent most of its life on the west coast and the last 15 years with a collector in Indiana but never used in inclement weather. The car was purchased from the deceased estate of that collector and is now being offered for sale. Finished in cool white with a black leather interior. This is the 440 V8 in automatic with air conditioning later fitted. It has a "new-ish" dual exhaust with a throaty gurgle. Several parts of the engine and components have been chromed and the car sports a Weber 4-barrel carburettor mated to an Edelbrock intake manifold. The original air cleaner is not fitted but comes with the car. Relatively new American Classic wide whitewall 235/75-15 radial tyres are fitted (2017), sporting original hubcaps on original rims. After having sat in climate-controlled storage unused for the last 4 years, this Chrysler has been recently gone over by a local work-shop and everything is in good operating condition. A new battery and fuel pump were fitted along with a light tune and safety inspection with brakes lightly serviced. She now starts, drives and stops confidently and correctly. The engine runs smooth and powerful. Brakes are good and the car stops sure. The car has air-ride shocks to the rear which are not functioning (not adjustable) and yet the car rides smooth. The paint on the car is very good, presenting consistently and with a good lustre. I do not think its original and assume the subject of a respray perhaps some 20 years ago. It is the original colour. The body is entirely rust free and without even a light scale underneath. A very sold body and under-belly indeed. The whole car is very straight, accident free and seems to not had any body repair. There are blemishes, nicks and minor chips in the paint but nothing major and certainly nothing that needs repairing in our opinion. It is very shiny, consistent and simply looks great from near and afar. Although not perfect, VERY impressive for a 50 year old car! All rubber, glass and trim fixtures are in wonderful condition without any signs of fading, marks or scratches. The hubcaps are without any scuffs or rashes and look excellent. All the bright work and mouldings present extremely well. There are no dents or dings in the side mouldings, the front and rear grills are straight and clean as are the bumpers. The rear bumper shows some discolouration/fade in the top lip part of the chrome but otherwise straight and clean like the remaining chrome-work. All bright work around the windows, waist-rails and rear quarter ends are super clean and quite delightful. The interior is nice, finished in black leather seats, vinyl trim and black carpets. She looks incredibly sharp. The driver seat was reupholstered at some point in genuine leather to match the remaining leather seats which are in good condition for being original. They are not perfect with a degree of patina which is very acceptable for the car's age. The dash padding is good without cracks nor any noticeable sun-fading. The vinyl and carpets are good. The dash cluster is clean and straight. The steering wheel is without nasty cracks. Handles, switches, knobs and most items present well but not perfect. It is in our opinion, it is a shame extra gauges were fitted under the dash and if you share this opinion, we believe they would not be at all difficult to remove. The same with the added AC vents; these could have been done better in our opinion. That said, the interior is without doubt an 8 out of 10. The electric top works well and the condition of the vinyl and headliner is very good without any tears or marks. This too must have been changed at some point. Most items are functioning as they should b

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chrysler Imperial
  • Listing ID:CC-1549293
  • Price:$30,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Imperial
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:100000
  • Stock Number:YM27K8C108983
  • VIN:YM27K8C108983

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
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