Bob Hope's 1969 Limousine

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This car was offered for sale in January 2010 and again in June 2013 by a chauffeur company in downtown Portland, Oregon.
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The description below is from the online advertisement:

1969 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limo
VIN #YM41K9C145568
106,000 miles

This Limousine is one of six built by Armbruster-Stageway Coach Builders in 1969. This one was commissioned by Chrysler Corporation for Bob Hope's use during the year he was filming commercials in Hollywood for Chrysler Corporation. This limo transported Mr. Hope from Palm Springs to Los Angeles and back on the days he was filming. After the years contract was fulfilled, this limo was sold to Barker Motors a Chrysler dealer, in Eugene, Oregon. It was purchased from Barker's in 1980 and has been with the same owner since then.

The six limousines built by Armbruster were 30 inch stretches. they have glass dividers, rear facing companion seats behind the divider, center bar console with a decanter and six glasses, rear radio and heat/air controls.

This limousine was used in livery service in Oregon from 1980 until 1983. It has been in storage ever since.

This piece of history is being offered to the next owner for $40,000.00 or a reasonable offer.

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- - - UPDATE OCTOBER 2017 - - -

Listed FOR SALE on the C body Forum in October of 2017
1969 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limo
VIN #YM41K9C145568
106,000 miles
The car has been maintained to a hight standard and is great condition. Kept in heated storage since 1980. The car is very well preserved. The interior is a time capsule with no rips or tears in the upholstery. The mechanics on this car are very solid, the floors are great with no corrosion. There are some paint blemishes on the hood. This car is stunning to stand in front of and makes a statement anywhere it goes.
The six limousines built by Armbruster were 30 inch stretches. they have glass dividers, rear facing companion seats behind the divider, center bar console with a decanter and six glasses, rear radio and heat/air controls. These Imperial Limousines are extremely rare and a great addition to any collection. Classic style $80,000.00
Located in Portland, Oregon, USA

 

 

 


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