For Sale: 1955 Chrysler Imperial in St. Ann, Missouri


Vehicle Description

Incredible condition!

Reported to be 27,669 original miles!

One of only 3,418 produced in 1955

First generation of Hemi V8 engine

Correct 331CI “Firepower” Hemi V8 with “PowerFlite” 2-speed automatic transmission

“Gunsight” style tail lights

First production year for dashboard mounted shift lever

New exhaust

Options include:

Power steering
Power brakes
Power windows
Whitewall tires
Radio with rear seat speaker
Power seats
Windshield washer
Outside rearview mirrors
Solex safety glass

Drives and performs like new!

With understated elegance and a well-deserved reputation for engineering excellence, the Imperial nameplate topped the Chrysler product line from 1926 through 1975. In 1954, Imperial became its own separate marque under the Chrysler Corporation, further distinguishing it from the rest of the Chrysler line up. With lines penned by famous designer Virgil Exner, the Chrysler/Imperial brand had a stylish edge over the other American offerings of the mid 1950’s.

Imperials were sold in two different layouts, the overtly spacious long-wheelbase “C70” “Crown Imperial” and the sporty, yet stylish “C69” Newport coupe or sedan. Both cars stood out amongst their competition due to their incredible build quality and powerful engines. The 331 cubic inch V8 with hemispherical combustion chambers (hemi) and four-barrel carburetor produced 250 horsepower. This V8 engine was dubbed “FirePower” and would later be known by the nomenclature of its combustion chambers, the Hemi V8. When combined with the “PowerFlite” automatic transmission with dash-mounded controls, the 1955 Imperial provided incredible performance with ease of drivability. The less common Newport Coupe was referred to as the two-door hardtop in factory literature. Production numbers indicate that only 3,418 were built in this configuration.

The 1955 Chrysler Imperial 2 Door Newport Hardtop offered here is finished in stunning black and Platinum Rod with an impeccably kept original gold and white interior. This well maintained Imperial has been driven just 27,669 miles from new and is equipped with many standard features including power steering and power brakes. This example has optional accessories including a four-way power front seat, power windows, and signal-seeking radio. This mostly original Chrysler bares some patina, which further enhances its charm and we are proud to offer it to the most sophisticated collector or enthusiast who appreciates the potential of this great American classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Buy with confidence.

Trades welcome! Financing available!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-887534
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Imperial
  • Exterior Color:Black/Platinum Rod
  • Interior Color:Gold and White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:27669
  • Stock Number:406434JS
  • VIN:C5511786
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive