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For Sale: 1957 Chrysler Imperial

Imperial 1957

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Palm Springs, CA 92262 US
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 Vehicle Specifics
Year: 1957 Make / Model: Chrysler Imperial
Mileage: 13879 Title Status: Clear
Engine: 8 cyl. Transmission: Automatic Exterior Color: cloud white
Doors: 4 Interior Color: brown/tan
 Vehicle Description
This Imperial VIN: C576661, has been on jack stands since 1961 in and around Santa Paula, CA (west of LosAngeles near Thousand Oaks, CA). Where it was sidelined for mechanical repairs. The Engine and transmission have been professionally rebuilt. The car is complete and is good condition for a project. Very clean with little rust. The milage is showing 13,879 miles, accurate but turned over in our opinion, but not verifiable. We believe the car made more than three trips across country in its short driving history. The previous owner was an employee of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as there is a sticker on windshield, evidenced by a Lockheed Aircraft parking sticker from plant in Georgia and a 1958 Canada travel sticker on the windshield.

The condition is very good. There is very little rust and could find only around the stainless trim at rear window and around the trim on the trunk lid wheel. Even in the engine what looks in the photos like discoloration is dirt and oil. The car when found was covered by reddish sawdust (which until we cleaned it look a little like rust as well). But we think it is this covering and the climate controlled home woodworking workshop the sawdust covering (it was everywhere in an out of the car) and cool dry area protected the car from deteriorating. The Brown and Tan Leather is still supple and playable. Only one piece, the center brown section on the front seat at the arm rest is hard and we believe it is the foam under the leather which has hardened (note photos where I am pressing the leather with my finger) The only documents obtained with the car were the original CA Pink Slip and black plates. The gentleman who found the car in the estate also gave me a bill of sale.

While we are talking about photos I have nearly 100 and can only put 10 in this ad so send me an email with your request for photos at:

The car speaks for itself and the photos look worse than the car for a change.

Shipping: Located in Palm Desert, California; Pick - up is free. It is stored with my restorer and shipping can be arranged. I may assist you with transport contacts who may quote fees with destination postal code if not complete address. Payment: deposit $500 by pay-pal, balance by personal cleared check or wire after deposit.
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