1961 Imperial Crown Convertible
Without a doubt, the entire Imperial line was impressive, but the Imperial Crown Convertible truly epitomized the glamour and luxury of its era. Weighing nearly 5,000 pounds and priced from $5,776, just 429 of these majestic cars were originally built, with each surviving example being highly coveted by collectors and marque enthusiasts today.
1961 Imperial Crown Convertible Gallery
|type||Series Production Car|
|price $||$ 5,776|
|displacement||6768 cc / 413 in³|
|power||261.0 kw / 350 bhp|
|specific output||51.71 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||154.19 bhp per tonne|
|curb weight||2270 kg / 5000 lbs|
Auction Sales History
1961 Imperial Crown Convertible 9214109309 – sold for $148,500 The Imperial Crown Convertible offered here was acquired in Texas in 1994 by noted MoPar enthusiast and restorer Richard Palmer, who commissioned a professional restoration that took over a decade to complete. Refinished in the spectacular but correct color of Dubonnet Maroon, it is set off by pure white leather upholstery. Its “Wedge” engine and Torqueflite transmission were rebuilt in the course of the restoration, along with other mechanical components. It is equipped with the full range of luxury options one would have expected from such a car in 1961, including power brakes, power steering, power-swiveling front seats, a power top, an original AM radio discreetly upgraded to AM/FM capabilities, and the most desirable feature of factory air conditioning—a cool touch for a cool car.
Auction Source: 2013 St. John’s Auction
1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible – sold for $60,500 The current owner purchased this 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible from Texas in 1994 before commissioning professionals to gradually restore it over the ensuing years. The Dubonnet Maroon paint finish and white interior upholstery were finished in 2004. Today, the car retains the original 413-cubic inch “Wedge” V8 with 350 rated horsepower. The engine is original and has been rebuilt, along with the TorqueFlite transmission and other mechanical components. Fewer than 3,000 miles have been traveled since the restoration was completed. The Imperial is highly equipped with power brakes, power steering, power-swiveling front seats and a power top, while the original AM radio was discreetly upgraded to provide AM/FM capabilities as well. Auction Source: 2010 Vintage Cars of Meadow Book by RM Auctions