1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe


1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe

Carefully refined over the decades, by 1960 the Imperial offered not only exclusivity and grand style but also strong performance with its powerful 413 cubic inch engine, and excellent handling thanks to its torsion-bar suspension. Much more than “upscale Chryslers”, the 1960 Imperial line shared only its strong powertrain with other Chrysler products, and ever since 1955, the Imperial was considered a separate marque all its own.

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Auction Sales History

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible 9204107098
– did not sell for $140,000
Recipient of a 3,200-hour body-off restoration. One of 618 Imperial Crown Convertibles built. Best in Class at the 2012 Concours d’Elegance of America.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auction

 

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible 9204101848
– sold for $154,000
Interior and trunk completely reupholstered. Full mechanical sorting. One of 618 built. With AACA First Junior and Senior awards to its credit, the Imperial is offered complete with a copy of its original production data card and a decoding letter from Chrysler, as well as a license plate frame from the original selling dealer, a California black plate for show duty, and a service manual. Truly rare when new, and even more so today, particular… read more
Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe – did not sell for $140,000 The Imperial Crown Convertible offered here is an original “black plate” California car that was sold new by Leach Motor Company of Fresno. Today, it continues to benefit from an award-winning restoration with no expense spared that was performed by Hibernia Auto Restoration, the established and highly respected restoration firm based in New Jersey. Finished in its factory-correct Alaskan White with a blue convertible top, the Imperial is very well equipped with a six-way power-swivel seat, a white and blue interior with leather upholstery, dual outside rear-view mirrors, power brakes, power steering, power windows, tinted glass and a power-operated convertible top. Auction Source: 2010 RM Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe
1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
– sold for $77,000
Just 618 Imperial Crown convertibles were produced for 1960, and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor Jack Palance, who played many “tough guy” characters, owned this very fine example for many years. In fact, it is said to have been one of his favorite cars from the time it came into his possession in the early 1980s until his death in 2006. Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at USA
production 618
price $ $ 5,774
engine 90º V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed 4-Barrel Carter Carburetor
displacement 6767 cc / 413 in³
bore 106.2 mm / 4.18 in
stroke 95.3 mm / 3.75 in
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 4600 rpm
specific output 51.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 159.96 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front tires 8.2×15 Rayon Custom Super-Cushion Tubless
rear tires 8.2×15 Rayon Custom Super-Cushion Tubless
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
steering Power Steering
f suspension Torsion Bars
r suspension Live Axle w/Leaf Springs
curb weight 2188 kg / 4820 lbs
wheelbase 3276.6 mm / 129 in
front track 1569.7 mm / 61.8 in
rear track 1579.9 mm / 62.2 in
length 5748.0 mm / 226.3 in
width 2034.5 mm / 80.1 in
height 1440.2 mm / 56.7 in
transmission Torqueflight 3-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 2.45:1, 1.45:1, 1.00:1
final drive 2.93:1
fuel capacity 87.06 litres or 23 gal.