1958 Chrysler Imperial
Car for sale by GR Auto Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
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Classic Car Overview
1958 Chrysler Imperial $14,900
With a bullet style grill, quad headlights, tall tailfins, and the trademark gunsight taillights, the Imperials were just as stylish and sophisticated like their Cadillac and Lincoln competitors. Another advanced design was Torsion-Aire suspension which was an indirect-acting, torsion-bar front suspension system which reduced unsprung weight. One of the first cars to offer autopilot cruise control and power door locks meant its an important part of history.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this all original 1958 Imperial Southampton four door hardtop for your consideration. Purchased by the current owners father in 1960, this example has tons of documentation including a owners log book with dates of service history and oil consumption and mileage. In addition it has some of the original advertising literature which is a treasure trove for history buffs. In all original condition, the car features a decent paint job with even wear. The plentiful chrome has a large amount of pitting but all trim parts are intact. The 392cid Hemi V8 starts well and the unique push-button transmission shifter is nearly a half century ahead of the latest cars that claim that as a groundbreaking feature. The interior is worn and as a few stains and rips in the upholstery but the instrumentation is functional as is the power windows and power front bench seat. The 99,707 reading on the odometer seems accurate and the car is a unique piece of history. With less than 17,000 of all Imperial models sold in 1958, this is a rare opportunity to collect a unique vehicle.
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1958 Chrysler Imperial Specifications
Classic Car ID100890779
Stock NumberB1754 R
Trim Body Style
Engine392cid V8 Hemi
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.