1959 Imperial Speedster

1959 Imperial Speedster

As owner, designer and builder Murray Pfaff puts it, the Imperial Speedster is the concept car that Chrysler never envisioned. It's a two-seat roadster hewn from a massive 1959 Imperial Crown Custom sedan. There simply isn't room here to get into every detail that consumed 10,000 hours of painstaking craftsmanship, but in a nutshell, the car's body was cut into 46 major sections and welded back together in his Royal Oak, Mich. home's two-garage. Well, not all of it went back together.

"Proportion was the foremost priority with the car," says Pfaff. "With the vision of what I wanted the car to look like, I concentrating on getting the body and its proportions just right. Once that was accomplished, I focused on putting a frame and drivetrain beneath it."

Pfaff and a number of friends whacked the land yacht in five places to take 52 inches


Published Dec 7th, 2015
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