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1958 Imperial Crown Convertible

Chryslers top car in 1958 was the Imperial Crown which was only rivaled by the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. It was the last year Chrysler would use their 392 HEMI engine on Imperials and produced 345 bhp.

In 1958 Chrysler made around 16,000 Imperial Crowns of which 675 were made as Convertibles.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
coachbuilder Ghia
production 675
predeccesor 1959 Imperial Crown Convertible
engine HEMI V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed 4-Barrel Carter Carberetor
displacement 6424 cc / 392 in³
power 257.3 kw / 345 bhp
specific output 53.7 bhp per litre
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Parallel Torsion Bars
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase 3276.6 mm / 129 in
transmission Torqueflight 3-Speed Automatic

Auction Sales History
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible LY13631
– did not sell for $95,000
From a private Southern California collection. The last year of the Hemi-powered Imperial Convertible. One of only 675 built and very few survivors. Recipient of a body-off restoration. Numerous options and accessories.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions