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

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