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This rare Imperial was listed for sale on Ebay in July of 2015.
Here is what the seller had to say about this automobile:
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Gold
Interior Color: White
Engine: 5.8L 5802CC 354Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of Cylinders: 8
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
What we have here is a very solid rare optioned Chrysler that was built during the peak of Chryslers styling thanks to Virgil Exner, the lines of this car match no other. From the unique gun sight taillights to split grille and very spacious trunk which has lots of extra parts inside. This includes a rare Chrysler accessory portable record player complete with 3 records that were made specifically for these cars. An extra transmission is in the trunk, Trim, brake parts, etc.. This particular car has been sitting covered up and out of the elements for over 6 years and was running when we parked it there. During the course of this auction if there is enough interest I will try and start it and see from there. As you can see from the pictures the interior is all there and original, the drivers door panel is in the trunk. The original paint is on the car with no holes apparent.
Car does have all power options, windows, seat, steering, brakes, and even factory Air Conditioning. Add all those options with the Factory record player. This is truly the top of the line Chrysler for 57.
On Jul-23-15 at 06:59:17 PDT, seller added the following information: I did start and run the car today. The 354 HEMI engine does run off of a gas can and doesn't knock or have any other noises. I have had a lot of questions on what transmission is in it. It does have the Torqueflite with 5 buttons on the dash and an extra transmission in the trunk (not sure why, other than why not?). There is a bunch of spare parts in the trunk anyhow. The brakes do not work and will likely need a master cylinder minimum.
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