1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M / 9214109309 Chassis Information

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M
Convertible Coupe
Designer: Exner
Chassis Num: 9214109309
Sold for $60,500 at 2010 RM Sothebys.
Sold for $148,500 at 2013 RM Sothebys.
The Imperial Crown sold for an impressive $5,775 and just 429 examples were originally built. This car was purchased by its present owner in 1994 from Texas before commissioning professional to gradually restore it over the ensuing years. The Dubonnet Maroon paint finish and white interior upholstery were finished in 2004. The 413 cubic-inch V8 engine produces 350 horsepower and there is a TorqueFlite pushbutton-operated three-speed automatic transmission. Braking is from power-operated hydraulic drums and the wheelbase measures 129-inches. The car has fewer than 3,000 miles since its restoration. There is power brakes, power steering, power-swiveling front seats and a power top. Also, there is an original AM radio that was upgrade to prove M/FM capabilities as well.

This car has been honored with Best in Show at the Statewide Imperial Meet in 2008 and Best in Show at the Freewheelers Regional Meet in 2009, as well as a number of other regional-level Best in Class and Best Color awards.

In 2010, this Imperial Crown Convertible was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $100,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $60,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010

Chassis# 9214109309

2013 RM Auctions - St John's
Pre-Auction Estimates :$70,000-$90,000 
Sale Price : $148,500
2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Pre-Auction Estimates :$75,000-$100,000 
Sale Price : $60,500

Analysis

Chassis number 9214109309 Auction Sales History
2013$148,500
2010$60,500

2016 2
2015 1
2014 1
2013 1
2011 3
2010 3
2009 4
2005 1
2003 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$21,886$27,5632
2015$25,463$25,4631
2014$18,000$18,0001
2013$148,500$148,5001
2011$25,833$60,5003
2010$77,528$105,6073
2009$35,334$59,0004
2005$10,486$10,4861
2003$33,000$33,0001
2001$7,500$7,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Sold for $27,563
  2016 McCormick's - # 61
 
1961 Imperial 4D
Sold for $16,209
  2016 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Sold for $25,463
  2015 McCormick's Auction # 59
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial
Sold for $18,000
  2014 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1961 Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: 9214109309
Sold for $148,500
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
    
1961 Imperial Crown
Chassis#: 9214100571
Sold for $10,500
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL SEDAN
Sold for $6,500
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $60,500
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: 9214108743
Sold for $66,478
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: 9214109309
Sold for $60,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1961 Impérial Crown convertible 'Shriner edition'
Chassis#: 9214102299
Sold for $105,607
  2010 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial
Chassis#: 9214106632
Sold for $6,435
  2009 Bonhams - Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown
Sold for $19,800
  2009 The Old Car Heaven Museum Auction
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for $59,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction - QuikTrip Center
 
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $56,100
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial 2D
Sold for $10,486
  2005 Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction
 
1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
Sold for $33,000
  2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL SEDAN
Sold for $7,500
  2001 Kruse Auction - San Antonio, TX
 

No Sale

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Chrysler Imperial 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$28,000  
1961 Chrysler Imperial 2016 Mecum : Chicago$31,000  
1961 Chrysler Imperial92141034562013 Coys Athena, Greece $20,000$25,000
1961 Imperial Crown Convertible 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$57,500  
1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$50,000  
1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4 DR 2004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 2004$4,700  

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