For Sale: 1963 Chrysler Imperial South Hampton in Newberg, Oregon

Vehicle Description

Located near EUGENE, OREGON.

While the Imperial was Chrysler's top-of-the-line offering, the "halo car" of the Imperial series in 1963 was the LeBaron Southampton Hardtop. With elegant finishing details (including the LeBaron crest on the roof quarter panels that was subject to a federal jewelry excise tax!) and all of the convenience options one could want, this was the height of luxury, designed to compete with top-level Cadillacs and Lincolns. Just 1,537 LeBarons were produced, making them rare in 1963, and even rarer today.

While the original owner is unknown, this car hailed from Illinois. It appears to have received excellent care over the years. No rust-out or body damage. Excellent panel fit. The paint appears to be the original factory-applied Ivory (code SS1) that presents beautifully today. Smooth and glossy with a deep shine. Original chrome and trim that presents very well.

Following purchase by the current Oregon owner in 2019, the seats were re-upholstered and now present like-new. The original door panels (including the geniune wood trim), dashboard, carpet and headliner, all in excellent condition, were retained. All glass is excellent with no damage. Factory air conditioning was modernized and updated with R-134 coolant last year. Blows ice cold. Power windows and seat work properly. The space-age instrument panel is gorgeous. All gauges work and register accurately. The oval-styled steering wheel is excellent. Accessory compass below the console, added by the previous owner. All lights work. Clean, rust-free trunk and undercarriage.

PLEASE SEE PHOTOS WHICH WERE JUST TAKEN FOR THIS LISTING AND SHOW CURRENT CONDITION.

Mechanically excellent. The previous owner rebuilt the original 413 cubic inch, 340 horsepower V8. Edelbrock valve covers added. 4-barrel carburetor. Starts easily, runs smoothly with plenty of power, no smoke or issues. Push-button Torqueflite transmission shifts properly. Power steering makes this 4,830 lb. car easy to maneauver with the touch of a finger. Holds the road well with newer radial tires. Power brakes stop smooth and straight. Current owner used this car on several long-distance vintage car club tours and it has always performed without fault. (Note that engine bay was not detailed when photos were taken.) 

PLEASE SEE VIDEO OF ENGINE RUNNING.

If you are looking for a top-of-the-line, uncommon mid-century automobile that can be enjoyed now, and for years into the future, this is a good one!

WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Chrysler Imperial South Hampton
  • Listing ID: CC-1678235
  • Price: $30,000
  • Location:Newberg, Oregon
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Imperial South Hampton
  • Exterior Color:Ivory
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:8883
  • Stock Number:63-I
  • Trim Level:LeBaron
  • VIN:9333167835
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Charvet Classic Cars
2800 E 9th street Suite 200
New Berg, OR 97132

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