Lot 420- 1961 Chrysler Imperial Southampton

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VIN: 9213186269

1 of 1,009 Built in 1961

One Repaint

Survivor

Showing Only 66K Miles / Exempt on Title

Original Interior with the Original Radio

Pop-Up Vents on the Dashboard for the A/C

Power Windows

Power Steering

Power Seat

Pushbutton Controls

“Square” Steering Wheel

Famous Designer Virgil Exner’s “Floating Headlights & Taillights” Separate from the Body of the Car

1961 was Chrysler’s Last Year for the Big “Shark Fins”

Powered by the Chrysler RB-Series 6.8 Litre 16-Valve 413 CID “Wedge-Head” V8 Engine

Equipped with Wedge Type Combustion Chambers

Overhead In-Line Valve Arrangement

Three Rings Per Piston

Full Pressure Lubrication

Water Proof Ignition

Silicon Chromium Steel Intake and Exhaust Valves

Dual Exhaust System with Two Mufflers and Two Resonators

The Engine is Mated to the Chrysler TorqueFlite Fully Automatic Transmission with Torque Converter

3 Speed Planetary Gear Set & Neutral Safety Switch

The 1961 Imperial Brochure Read: “You Won’t See the Imperial on the Streets in Great Numbers, Simply Because a Car of Such Integrity and Excellence Cannot be Produced by the Usual Production-Line Methods”