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Perfect 1962 Imperial Crown Coupe at S. Austin Beer Garden

Written by Ken Altes

Stunning, perfect 1962 Imperial coupe at the Austin Beer Garden Brewery. 4650 Crown Imperils were manufactured this year. Powered by a 413 cu. in. wedge V8 making 340 hp, twisting a three speed TorqueFlight transmission, the car weighed about 4540 lbs, riding on a 129″ wheelbase. The Crown was midway between the base Custom and the top end LeBaron.Version 31962 Imperial in Austin TX, taillight 1962 Imperial in Austin TX emblem 1962 Imperial in Austin TX hood ornament1962 Imperial in Austin TX rear view

1957 Imperial Resting East of Manor, Texas

Written by Ken Altes

In a large yard surrounded by 25 other cars and trucks. With a 392 cu. in. Hemi V8 giving class-leading power, this Imperial, and all 1957 Chrysler cars, got “Torsion-Aire” torsion-bar front suspension systems that vastly improved handling and ride. Also, curved side glass was introduced in America by Imperial this year.

Don’t miss the second video showing a punishing test that breaks two competitors in an extensive comparison of 1958 luxury cars hosted by the inimitable Tom McCahill.   Brochure for these Imperials here.  Video of a 1957 comparison of Imperial, Chrysler, Olds and Cadillac.

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