1 OF 554 PRODUCED AND LESS THAN 50 ESTIMATED SURVIVORS
COMPREHENSIVELY RESTORED INCLUDING ENGINE REBUILD
FINISHED IN EMBASSY RED (CODE O) W/WHITE POWER TOP
NEW WHITE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY WITH RED PIPING
340 HP 413 CI 4-BARREL V-8/TORQUEFLITE AUTOMATIC
FEATURING: A/C, AM RADIO, POWER ANTENNA, PB, PS, PW
Among the last expressions of famed stylist Virgil Exners designs for Chrysler Corporation, the updated 1962 Imperial Crown models maintained a sense of classical elegance with more restrained tailfins, a split front grille, freestanding pod-style headlamps, gun sight taillamps and less ornate exterior trim. In contrast, interiors were modern, almost futuristic, with pushbutton dash controls for the TorqueFlite automatic transmission and electroluminescent instrument display system. Chryslers renowned 413 CI V-8 engine was the sole power choice for Imperials from 1959 through 1965, delivering a factory rating of 340 HP for 1962 and capable of moving Americas largest luxury car that year with remarkable authority. Despite their generous proportions, Imperials from this era are respected for their good handling characteristics, thanks to Chryslers well-engineered suspension featuring torsion bars up front and rear leaf springs.
The limited-production Imperial Crown Convertible was particularly rare with just 554 built for 1962. According to estimates from the Imperial Club, fewer than 50 remain in existence today, including this handsome and recently restored example. Finished in Embassy Red (Code O) paint with a white power convertible top and leather upholstery accented by smart red piping, this 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible is powered by its original 413 CI V-8 engine, factory-rated at 340 HP and rebuilt with only an approximate 1,000 miles of use. During restoration, a new OEM transistor ignition and new OEM high-capacity radiator, plus a new carburetor, exhaust and other parts were installed.
As expected, features and passenger amenities are numerous. Among them are power-operated brakes, steering, windows, vent windows, a power front seat with 6-way adjustment, a power convertible top, remote drivers side mirror, pushbutton heater controls, a pushbutton AM radio with power antenna, windshield washer, passenger-side vanity mirror, bright wheel moldings, full instrumentation with electroluminescent illumination and a trunk-compartment courtesy light. Period-appearing radial whitewall tires surround 15-inch diameter steel wheels mounting full stainless wheel covers. A recent inspection confirms the instrumentation and electrical accessories are functional and the Imperial is as nice to drive as it is to look at. A special postwar American luxury automobile with excellent engineering, commanding presence and true rarity, this 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible simply must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Contact us today to see it for yourself and add it to your personal collection!