The 1960 Imperial was touted as being 'America's Most Carefully built car' and 'America's Only All-New Luxury Car.' While the rest of the Chrysler line shifted entirely to unibody construction, the Imperial retained its 1957 vintage body-on-frame platform.
Powered by a 413 cubic-inch, 350 horsepower, Golden Lion Hemi V8 coupled to a pushbutton Torque-Flite transmission with torsion-bar suspension. The mighty Imperial was highly regarded as the road car in the luxury class. A jet-age feature that remains fascinating today is the Panelscent (electroluminescent) instrument lighting. Auto-Pilot cruise control was introduced in 1960.
A total of only 618 Imperial Crown Convertibles were produced in 1960.