1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Vehicle Profile

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

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Convertible
Designer: Exner
In 1955, Imperial became a stand-alone division of the Chrysler Corporation when a separate Imperial-exclusive assembly line was established. Imperial was chasing Cadillac, the top United States luxury brand. The Imperial advertising tagline was 'America's Most Carefully Built Car.'

While Cadillac and Lincoln were carrying over their styling themes in 1960, Imperial substantially restyled the entire car continuing the 'Forward Look' styling theme which begun in 1957. Also, 1960 was the year that the rest of the Chrysler lineup went to a unibody structure while Imperial retained the traditional body-on-frame design.

Under the hood is a 350 horsepower, 413 cubic-inch 'Wedge Head' V8 engine mated to a Torque-Flite, push-button actuated transmission. Ahead of its time as well is the 'Panelescent' electroluminescent instrument lighting. This was also the beginning of 'Auto-Pilot' cruise control. Only 618 Crown Convertibles were built for the 1960 model year.

This Imperial Crown Convertible was built and shipped on December 23rd of 1959 to Community Motors of East Milton, Massachusetts. The current owner purchased the car in August of 2002 after it had been disassembled and relegated to a storage container for 10 years. Owner restored, it took 8 years and about 3,200 hours to bring it back to this condition. It has won numerous AACA awards including the Bomgardner Award for the most outstanding restoration in the Southeast Division.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2017 1
2016 1
2013 2
2012 2
2011 2
2010 4
2009 2
2008 1
2005 1
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$137,500$137,5001
2016$97,500$97,5001
2013$90,388$154,0002
2012$14,100$19,9502
2011$64,350$82,5002
2010$37,616$93,5004
2009$47,046$77,0002
2008$55,319$55,3191
2005$32,175$32,1751
2002$3,900$3,9001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for $137,500
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for $97,500
  2016 Mecum - Indianapolis
 
1960 IMPERIAL CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $26,775
  2013 McCormick's Auction 54 - Palm Springs
 
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: 9204101848
Sold for $154,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1960 Imperial Crown image  1960 Imperial Crown image  
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Sold for $19,950
  2012 McCormicks Palm Springs Auction 53
 
1960 Chrysler Imperial Four Door Sedan
Sold for $8,250
  2012 Leake - San Antonio
 
1960 CHRYSLER CROWN IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $82,500
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Sedan
Chassis#: 9204115784
Sold for $46,200
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1960 Imperial Crown image  1960 Imperial Crown image  
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN
Chassis#: 9204115499
Sold for $12,338
  2010 McCormick's Auction #49 - Palm Springs, CA
 
1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: 9204104130
Sold for $93,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Sold for $22,312
  2010 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - February 2010
 
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
Sold for $22,312
  2010 McCormick's Auction #48
 
1960 Chrysler Imperial 4D
Sold for $17,092
  2009 RM Auctions - Classic Car Auction of Toronto - Fall
 
1960 Imperial Crown
Sold for $77,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
1960 Imperial Crown image  1960 Imperial Crown image  
1960 CHRYSLER CROWN IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $55,319
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 
1960 CHRYSLER CROWN IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $32,175
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - PALM BEACH 2005
 
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL FOUR DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $3,900
  2002 Kruse Auction - Las Vegas, NV
 
1960 CHRYSLER CROWN IMPERIAL
Sold for $9,350
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Imperial Crown's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible92041070982014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$140,000  
1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$88,000  
1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible Coupe92041018482010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$140,000$175,000$250,000
1960 Chrysler Imperial Two Door 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse$7,100  
1960 IMPERIAL CROWN CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$20,000  

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