'We invite you to test America's most carefully built car...', the advertising slogan for the Imperial, a product of Chrysler Corporation. Through the use of personal invitations, specific advertising was directed to Leading Doctors, Chief Executives of the 100 top banking firms, and America's eminent Attorneys.
The Imperial features a high compression 90-degree Imperial V8 with wedge-type combustion chambers and an overhead in-line valve arrangement. With a bore of 4.18 inches and a stroke of 3.7-inches, piston displacement is 413 cubic-inches, producing 340 brake horsepower at 4600 rpm. The compression ratio is 10.1 to 1. The transmission is a redesigned for 1962 Imperial Push Button TorqueFlite.