PRICE REDUCED TO SELL, MOVED TO A CENTRAL LOCATION; ALL OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED!
VIN: LY1**4276 Southampton four-door hardtop.
This Imperial is a complete unrestored car which had been stored in Big Springs, Texas and Palm Desert, CA for over 30 years. Showing milage of 25021 miles believed correct but assumed that it turned over once, and not verifiable. It has front and rear air conditioning units and of course all the power accessories were standard or optioned. The Body tag shows the following: M=634; scdl=1101; ITM=397; PNT=XZZ (Ermine, top / Champagne Gold, mid & bottom); TRM=060. Accessories codes are as follows: 41= A/C trunk install.; 42=A/C Deluxe Dual; 467= Solex tinted glass; 341= undercoating; 394= rear window defogger.
The condition is GOOD. There is minimal surface rust in the usual places. The car is so completely covered in West Texas dust that it was protected from getting too much rust. All loose parts are Including the trunk (see photo). Seats had aftermarket seat covers pulling them up a little revealed the original seats which seem to be good condition and perhaps can be saved. The car needs a new headliner material and a thorough mechanical overhaul. With a little work and touchup, the car could be considered a survivor and put back on the road. Definition of mechanical overhaul: engine service; transmission service; brake service; A/C Service; differential service. Also needs 5 new tires. I would not do or recommend a body- off restoration. The car is very straight and unmolested. I have the original 1958 Texas title which is signed over and a bill of sale.
About photos; I have a lot and can only put 10 in this ad so send me an email with your request or offer for photos to [email protected]
The car speaks for itself and the photos look worse than the car for a change...AN INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL MAY BE ARRANGED.
I decided not to go forward with the renovation due to interest in other areas.
Shipping: Located in Sebastopol, California, Pick - up is free. It is stored with my restorer and shipping can be arranged but not included. I may assist you with transport contacts who may quote you fees with complete address.
Payment: A deposit to hold car would be considered by pay-pal, balance by personal cleared check or wire after deposit. The car may be stored ongoing for a fee to be paid to the restorer or you could contract with him to prepare the car as you like.