Some of the most controversial styling efforts ever seen on an automobile were the designs found on 1961 Chrysler products, with the Imperial being no exception. From the free-standing quad headlights to the giant rear fins that seem to eclipse even those on the 1959 Cadillacs, these cars featured designs that were bold, to say the least. With a list price of $5,405, the two-door hardtop was fully powered with seats, windows, steering and brakes. Finished in a pleasing light white with pleated maroon leather bench seat, it is nicely equipped with radio, clock and air conditioning. The Imperial runs with a 413-cid V-8 engine that is rated at 350 horsepower and it is backed by a pushbutton TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission.
Only 1,008 of these cars were produced. Rare when new, today they are almost never offered for sale which presents you with a great opportunity to add to your collection one of the great ones from Chrysler, the Crown Hardtop by Imperial.