The all-new Chrysler Imperial CQ made its debut in December of 1932. It rode on a 126 inch wheelbase (nine inches shorter than its Imperial CL sibling) and was a more economical alternative to the CL. IT shared its bigger sibling's design cues, including swept fenders, raked V-type radiator, a hood with door-type cooling vents and single-bar bumpers. The CQ Convertible Sedan body style was the only CQ model to utilize a rear-hinged 'suicide' door layout. Though smaller in size and less expensive, the CQ offered tremendous value with standard features including dual windshield wipers, taillights, chrome trumpet-style horns, a covered rear spare tire and more.
This Convertible Sedan is powered by a 298.65 cubic-inch L-head eight-cylinder engine and fitted with a Stromberg single-barrel carburetor. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. It is the recipient of a professional body-off restoration and has since seeing very limited use. It is the winner of multiple awards, including the Bethlehem Star Award at the Concours d'Elegance of the Eastern United States in 1998.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $120,000 - $160,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for $121,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.