1964 Imperial Crown 4 Door Hardtop

Yet another great example of US Automotive history has been added to TrueWest Import’s Inventory.

This latest vehicle is a 1964 Imperial Crown 4 door hardtop.

Side view of 1964 Imperial Crown 4 Door Hardtop

Front view of 1964 Imperial Crown 4 Door Hardtop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chrysler Corporation’s Imperial line finally entered the 1960s proper with the car’s 1964 redesign, courtesy of Elwood Engel (who was Chrysler Corporation’s design chief from 1961 until 1974). At Chrysler, Engel replaced chief stylist Virgil Exner, who had designed the successful “Forward Look” models of the latter 1950s and who was also responsible for the era of large tail fins.

Gone were the fins and chrome of the 1963 Imperial model, and new were slab sides, razor-edged lines, and subtle trim highlights reminiscent of Engel’s 1961 Lincoln Continental design from his last years with the Ford Corporation. The 1964 Imperials had a stylized “tin spare” built into the trunk line, a boxy roofline, and a broad C-pillar. As a result, 1964 sales jumped 65%, to 23,285.

The Imperial was divided into the Crown (two- and four-door hardtop, and a convertible) and the Lebaron (four-door hardtop).  All Imperials rode on a 129-inch wheelbase and were powered by the 340-hp, 413-cid V-8.

The 2nd Owner of this magnificent example of the 1965 Imperial Crown 4 door model has always kept it garaged and maintained and is reluctantly selling this vehicle after many years of trouble free enjoyable driving.

Details:

  • Exterior: The Imperial Crown’s exterior has the original Rosewood main body colour with a White roof and is in excellent condition, with only a very few small chips. The chrome is also in excellent condition. There are no dents to be seen and the undercarriage is very good with only minor surface rust to be seen. The original wheel hubs are still with the vehicle. The large boss in the centre of the rear bumper is actually the fuel filler door, covered with a large Imperial Eagle, with chromed bars going outward that terminated in the taillights.
  • Interior: The interior is also in excellent. The leather Rosewood Trim on the Door Panels compliments the matching fabric coloured seats which have white piping and is in excellent condition with no rips or scratches. Normal wear for a vehicle of its age is apparent. All factory power accessories are in excellent working order. In 1964, Chrysler ensured the Imperial line one of the top luxury automobiles of their time and were fully loaded with, what were previously accessories, factory standardPower Windows – which have new motors, Power Wing Quarter Windows, Dual air-conditioning, auto headlight dimmer, AM/FM radio and even cruise control which are all still in excellent working condition. A Sentry Signal on the instrument panel informs the driver to check the gauges for something amiss; and the instrument panel itself is a statement to simplicity and elegance in design. Chrysler saw to it that the Imperial passenger would be properly pampered. Courtesy lights were placed in the door pulls to light the way in and out of the car, and thick foam padded front and rear seats with centre fold down arm rests made long trips a breeze,
  • Driveline: The factory 413 cu.in (6.8L), 340 HP (250kW), “Wedgehead” V8 runs very well, with good power and a silky smooth ride. It has the original 3 speed TorqueFlite push button automatic transmission that shifts smoothly through the gears. The Power Steering makes driving this beautiful vehicle a breeze and the original front and rear drum brakes stop the Imperial in its tracks when needed.

If you follow the big Imperials you will find rampant appreciation, even for the 4 door cars. And since Cadillac sold 10 cars for every Imperial Chrysler sold there are far fewer of them left. So get yours now!

Big, stylish and well appointed, the Imperial Crowns of the 1960s were the ultimate drivers’ luxury car.

TrueWest Imports has this great vehicle listed for US$13,900 ono

There are many more photographs of this wonderful vehicle available on request.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this old beauty imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.

Until next time.
Michael

email: info@ truewestimports.com.au
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA.  I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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TrueWest Imports proudly supports Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia

TrueWest Imports has decided that we will now be donating part proceeds of any and all sales made by TrueWest Imports to help support Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia.

For those of you who don’t know about Cystic Fibrosis (“CF”):

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life threatening genetic condition in Australia. CF affects many of the body’s systems, including lungs and digestion.

In Australia, one in 2,500 babies is born with CF, that’s one every four days. On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene – most of whom are unaware that they are carriers. Because carriers of CF are unaffected (and therefore show no symptoms) it is hard for them to appreciate that CF may be a real risk.

Improved medication and treatments have seen life expectancy extend but sufferers still have a less than “normal” life expectancy .

How do people get CF?

Babies are born with the disease. CF is an inherited genetic condition, and both parents have to carry the gene.

How do parents pass on the CF gene?

For a child to be born with CF both parents must carry the CF gene; they usually do not know they are carriers of the CF gene.

One CF gene from each parent will result in a pregnancy with a:

  • One-in-four chance a child will have CF;
  • Two-in-four chance a child will not have CF – but will carry the CF gene; or
  • One-in-four chance each baby will NOT have CF and NOT be a CF carrier.

Is Cystic Fibrosis contagious?

CF is not contagious and is strictly genetic. Coughing is a frequent symptom of CF. Because of this, some people are afraid they may catch it, but CF is an inherited condition which is present at birth. You cannot ‘catch’ CF and you cannot give it to anyone else.

What happens?

In cystic fibrosis there is a problem with the protein that controls the movement of salt in and out of the cells. Too much salt in the cells causes mucus to be very thick and sticky and to build up in organs like the lungs.

The mucus clogs the tiny air passages in the lungs and traps bacteria. Repeated infections and blockages can cause irreversible lung damage and death. Mucus can also cause problems in the pancreas, preventing the release of enzymes needed for the digestion of food. This means that people with CF can have problems with nutrition.

What are the symptoms of CF?

People with CF may have the following symptoms:

  • persistent cough, particularly with physical effort
  • some difficulty in breathing or wheezing with effort
  • tiredness, lethargy or an impaired exercise ability
  • frequent visits to the toilet
  • salt loss in hot weather which may produce weakness
  • poor appetite.

How is CF treated?

Treatment for CF can be intensive and time consuming. At present there is no cure for CF and treatment is therefore aimed at slowing progression of the condition.

Treatment has improved greatly in recent years and advances continue to be made.

Does a lung transplant cure CF?

The transplanted lungs come from people who do not have CF, so the new lungs do not have and will not develop CF. However, after transplant, the person still has CF in the pancreas, sweat glands, sinuses and reproductive tract. The person still has to take enzymes with food and to help absorb the anti-rejection medications.

Any of us could be a carrier and we wouldn’t know – think about it, that’s about 1 million unaware carriers – it could be YOU!

For more information please visit Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia’s website

Until next time.
Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic Series “76” – 4 Door Sedan

Truewest Imports’ Inventory is always being updated with great American classic vehicles.

The stock in our inventory has recently been boosted by the inclusion of a wonderful example of an old classic American automobile. This all original, unmolested survivor example of the 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 76 Four Door Sedan is in amazing condition for its age.

Photograph of 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic Series 76 4dr Sedan

Photograph of the side view of 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic Series 76 4dr Sedan

The Oldsmobile Series 70 was produced by General Motors during the 1940s and very early 1950s. There were two versions, the 76 and the 78. Both the 76 and 78 were nearly identical, except for their mechanical components. The 6 and 8 in the 76 and 78 respectively symbolized their engine size. This particular vehicle has the straight-six cylinder motor.

Prior to 1941 most US car manufacturers used manual gear boxes in their mass produced vehicles, however, in 1941 Oldsmobile was the first to introduce the fully automatic (Hydromatic) gearbox with four forward gears. Advertising proclaimed it “the greatest advance since the self-starter.”

The all new post-war Futuramic styling that had been introduced to the C-body Oldsmobile 98 in 1948 was brought to Oldsmobile’s B-bodies in 1949. The 78 model was retired with the 1949 introduction of the Oldsmobile 88, which shared its new Futuramic platform with the 76 but was equipped with the new overhead valve Rocket V8. Due to the new styling the 76 was renamed the Futuramic 76.

DETAILS:

  • Exterior: This Oldsmobile Futuramic 76 which has a body by Fisher and was manufactured in Lansing, Michigan is painted in the factory Black colour which is still in good condition. The undercarriage is solid with only surface rust visible. The exterior chrome is also in great condition and the vehicle has the original Hub Caps which are also in very good condition. Overall the car is in wonderful condition as it has been housed in a climate controlled building.
  • Interior: The Original Upholstery is in good condition, with no tears, rips or seam separations on the seats. It has seat belts and turning signals which are in good and working condition. The dash is in good condition as are the door panels. The vehicle comes with the optional Push Button Radio and Clock. The steering wheel is excellent with absolutely no cracks
  • Driveline: The 3794 cc/ 231.5 cu in. inline 6 cylinder engine (which gives this vehicle the 76 designation) is in excellent condition and shows 31,156 Original Miles. The engine has had a recent detailing to bring it back to its factory like finish. The 4 speed Hydromatic gearbox has no problems and changes through the gears smoothly and cleanly.

This is a beautiful Old Car Survivor which will only increase in value in the coming years.

TrueWest Imports has this classic vehicle listed on our site for only US$13,900

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this great example of a genuine survivor Oldsmobile imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of importing the vehicles into Australia. See our FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulations.

Until next time.
Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA.  I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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Rare M-Code Cobra Jet Mustang Fastback

Truewest Imports Inventory has recently been updated with the inclusion of an Amazing vehicle.

The vehicle is a flawless, beautiful, quality recently ground-up restored, Rare M-Code Cobra Jet Mustang Fastback. The frame off nut and bolt restoration is documented by a Marti Report (included) with a window sticker.

Photograph of 1971 M-code Mustang Cobra Jet Fastback
Photograph of M-code Mustang Engine Bay

When people talk about performance Mustangs, all too often their conversations dwell only on the early cars, those turned out from 1965-’70. The “Big” Mustangs, made from 1971-’73, vey rarely get the respect and admiration that their elder siblings routinely receive.

But we’re finally seeing that change, and it’s about time!

After all, Ford persevered with high compression for the ’71 model year and kept developing legitimate performance packages even in the face of the muscle car’s impending demise. Now that 1971-’73 Mustangs, and in particular, Mach 1s, are turning up in restored form at car shows across the US and indeed, Australia, with some regularity, it seems that more and more enthusiasts are being reminded of how appealing these cars were when new. And now, values are escalating accordingly.

1971 was to be the last restyling for the first generation Mustang.  Introduced late in August of 1970, the new Mustang was more than two inches longer and almost two and a half inches wider than its 1970 predecessor. For the first time since the Mustang’s inception, the wheelbase was extended one inch to 109″.

One of the most recognizable features of the ’71-’73 Mustangs is the optional (standard on Boss 351) NACA (the “National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics”, which in 1958 became NASA) hood with dual scoops. Though available as a visual, non-functional item, they could be made fully functional on models ordered with the Ram Air option, which included vacuum controlled ‘flappers’ at each scoop, and a fiberglass under-hood ‘plenum’ that directed cool, outside air into carburettor. The ram-air option included a two-tone hood paint treatment in either ‘matte black’ or ‘argent’ (matte silver), co-ordinated to the colour of the Mach 1 decals and striping. In addition, all Ram Air-equipped Mustangs of this generation came equipped with twist-style, chrome-plated hood lock pins.

The 1971 M code version of the 351 Cleveland motor was rated at 285hp (approx.210kW – 370 lb·ft (502 N·m) @ 3,400) with a high (10.7:1) compression, 4V configuration employing closed-chamber head design and hydraulic lifters.  This engine was dropped from the Mustang line up for the 72 year.

Of the total 149,678 Mustangs built in 1971, only 36,499 were Mach 1s.

Details:

  • Exterior: The flawless paintwork finish is the direct result of having the entire car completely disassembled, stripped to bare metal, carefully prepped, then painted in the factory original Grabber Yellow with the two-tone hood treatment in matte black, and clear coated. The fit and finish is excellent, all body trim and chrome bumpers are in like new condition. The undercarriage was also fully detailed during the restoration.
  • Interior: Like the exterior, the interior underwent a full restoration.  The Mach 1 sports interior, which includes knitted vinyl seats, deluxe two spoke steering wheel, moulded door panels, black dash panel with wood grained centre instruments group panel, electric clock, rear ash trays, and colour matched front rubber floor mats sewn to the carpet are almost like new. It also has the factory optioned fold down rear seat.
  • Engine and Driveline: With the ground up restoration, the M-code 251 Cleveland engine was rebuilt along with the factory original Ram Air option. Receipts for all work performed on the engine are included. The engine is fitted with Ford’s Autolite carburettor, wide ratio 4-speed manual transmission, 3.50 Traction Lock rear axle with all original numbers matching factory drive train. Since new, this wonderful Mustang has done an extremely low 23,000 miles
  • Wheels and Tires: Original wheels, caps and trim rings, with wide black sidewall tyres with raised white letters.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE BUYERS: This Rare Mustang is being offered for sale a very short time before it available for a limited time before it goes to auction at Rusco and Steele in Riverside California.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulations.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all inclusive “as landed” cost (in Au$ or NZ$) to have this old beauty imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1984 Chevy S10 Blazer – SOLD

The amazing value 1984 Chevy S10 Blazer that I posted about on 16 May 2014 has been SOLD for the less than the asking price of only US$7,500!

For those of you who didn’t see that post, here is an image of the Blazer
1984 S10 Chevy Blazer

and the Owner also posted a YouTube video of the truck.

If anyone would like us to locate a similar truck or any other Make or Model of car or motorcycle, please use of convenient and very easy to use Car Locator form and Bike Locator form which are both on the Truewest Imports website.,

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest logoGoodguys Member bannerSEMA Member logoNADA Guide to Classic Vehicle prices, New & Used Car Prices at NADAguides.com

TrueWest Imports is a Proud Member of both GoodGuys Rod and Custom Association and SEMA.(Specialty Equipment Market Association)