This LeBaron bodied Roadster was originally delivered to Belgium. it would remain in continental Europe for nearly seven decades before returning to the United States in 2000 when collector David Kane purchased it from its second owner. This car was been given a comprehensive restoration by Mr. Kane, even though it is believed that the second owner had conducted a thorough 25-year restoration.
The car is finished in its original color combination of Pembroke Grey (tan) with a red leather interior. Accessories include dual side-mounted spares, wind wings, chrome radiator stone guard and twin Pilot Ray driving lights.
Upon completion of its restoration, the car was put on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it was awarded Second in Class.
The current owner purchased the car in 2004 and has seen little use since that time. There are only nine examples of the Imperial Roadsters believed to have survived.
In 2010, this Chrysler CG Imperial was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $350,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $291,500, inclusive of buyer's reserve.