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1958 Imperial Crown Series

Chassis number : LY13631

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High bid of $95,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona. (did not sell)
As the recession continued onward, buyers turned their attention towards smaller models for the first time. This caught automakers unaware, as their designs had been traveling in the opposite direction, producing increasingly larger, gadget-laden, and chromiest models yet seen on a public highway. Chrysler's top-of-the-line Imperial had quad headlamps, new circular parking lamps, and a simplified grille design as standard equipment. Power was from a 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8, and this would be the final season for the Hemi, as it was too expensive to build for a profit in a time of staggering sales.

There were 16,000 Imperials produced and 1958 with 675 of those being Imperial Crown Convertibles. In modern times, it is believed that only a few dozen examples have survived.

This example is finished in Matador Red that has been given a complete full body-off restoration, which included a custom leather interior. It has many luxuries, including power windows, chrome wire wheels, six-way power seats, and a modern sound system.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014

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2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $95,000

1958 Imperial Crown Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Imperial Crown Series

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 IMPERIAL CROWN LIMOUSINE
Chassis#: LY1-1001
Sold for USD$78,400
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for USD$110,000
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for USD$63,250
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1958 Imperial Crown
Sold for USD$75,500
  2019 GAA : November 2019
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for USD$74,800
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: LY1 15166
Sold for USD$36,300
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1958 IMPERIAL CROWN
Sold for USD$65,000
  2017 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1958 Imperial Crown Hardtop
Sold for USD$32,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for USD$25,300
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for USD$27,250
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1958 Imperial Crown South Hampton
Chassis#: LY11354
Sold for USD$19,500
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible
Chassis#: LY16947
Sold for USD$87,568
  2011 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
 

Imperial Crown Seriess That Failed To Sell At Auction

1958 Imperial Crown Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$55,000  
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible 2019 Mecum : Dallas$70,000  
1958 Imperial Crown ConvertibleLY169472017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1958 Imperial Crown Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$57,500  
1958 Imperial Crown ConvertibleLY136312014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$95,000  

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1958 Imperial Crown Series Profiles

1958 Imperial Crown Series vehicle information
Convertible
Designer: Exner
Chassis #: LY13631
1958 Imperial Crown Series vehicle information
Convertible
Designer: Exner
1958 Imperial Crown Series vehicle information
Convertible
Designer: Exner