The 1964 Imperial from Chrysler was proclaimed to be “Incomparable” in their high-quality factory dealer brochures of the time. It was more than a new car; it was a totally new concept of what a fine luxury car should be. It had a precision build and featured a quiet ride with unquestioningly capable road holding characteristics. No detail was deemed too small to escape the insistence on extra quality to set the highest industry standards.
The Imperial moved so easily and quietly – due in part to its torsion-bar suspension – that one rarely thought of the Imperial as a performance car. Yet it could be driven that way, when necessary, and with impressive results. The Crown convertible is powered by a 413.2-cid, 340-hp V-8 engine with a pushbutton automatic transmission, as the source of this impressive running ability.
This particular Imperial Crown Convertible is reported as having been in the same family since new when it was purchased in California. The engine was rebuilt approximately 10-years ago and the paint and interior were redone approximately 13-years ago. The convertible top is also stated to be new. The turquoise-toned body and white leather interior trim presents a clean and fresh appearance. A white top boot, whitewall tires and color-keyed with bright factory wheel covers all add to the lively platform.
Among the many luxuries that add to the enjoyment of the car, such as; front and rear center armrests, assist handles for rear passengers, numerous courtesy lights, AM/FM radio with rear speaker, two rearview mirrors with the driver’s side being remote and the right side an option; power top, windows, seat, steering and brakes.
Reliable sources show that in the 1964 model year, Imperial built 23,285 total cars. From these, 20,336 were Imperial Crowns in three different body styles; the convertible, by far, was the most uncommon with only 922 similar cars built.