1959 Imperial Crown Series MY1-M
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
The 1959 Imperials were futuristic and filled with a host of impressive features, including fingertip-controlled dual-front swivel seats and a pushbutton-actuated heater/air conditioner unit. These Jet Age innovations joined the finger-controlled TorqueFlite transmission, Auto-Pilot cruise control, radio, six-way power seats, power windows and power door locks in pampering the Imperial driver and passengers. Optional Imperial features debuting for 1959 included an air suspension enhancement to its torsion-bar setup, a self-adjusting rearview mirror and an electronic headlight beam changer.
This Imperial is a Copper Spice four-door hardtop example that was acquired in 2008 by its current owner. At the time of purchase, the odometer showed less than 38,200 miles.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at RM Auction's sale in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $45,000 - $55,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $33,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2012
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|Auction||RM Auctions - The Milton Robson Collection|
|RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla||1947-1960|