This 1933 Chrysler CL Customer Imperial Sport Phaeton has body number 172-44 and was given a restoration near the close of the 1990s. It is a former Best of Class winner at Palos Verdes and Newport Beach, and has remained in excellent conditions over the years since its restoration. There is a tan top, a white exterior and red pin-striping. The car features a matched pair of Trippe Speed Lights, dual horns, dual side-mounted spare tires with hard covers and rear view mirrors, period style white wall tires, chrome wire spoke wheels and a rear-mounted luggage trunk.
The coachwork is courtesy of the design firm of LeBaron Carrossiers Inc, which was founded in 1920 by Thomas L. Hibbard and Raymond Dietrich. Their headquarters was located at 2 Columbus Circle in New York City, the same home to rival Fleetwood's design offices. The name 'LeBaron' was chosen because it sounded French, and would lend a sophisticated air to their firm.
In 2009, this example was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $325,000 - $375,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had sold for the sum of $319,000, including buyer's premium.