1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M photograph

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-M
Convertible Coupe
Designer: Exner
In an effort to establish itself as a legitimate contender in the luxury class, Imperial became a stand-alone division of the Chrysler Corporation in 1955. For 1957, Imperial received an all-new exclusive platform. The 1957 through 1961 Imperials represent the epitome of Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look-styling. Any Imperial convertible from this era is a rare sight, as annual production angled from a high of only 1,167 (1957) to a mere 429 (1961). Tailfins went from large to larger, with the 1961 being the last Imperial to display this feature. Up front, the headlamp arrangement morphed from the industry's first quad lights (1957) to controversial free-standing units (1961). A signature Exner feature was the optional simulated spare tire cover, 'Flite-Sweep Decklid.' In '57 and '58, the Imperial was powered by a 392 cubic-inch 'Hemi' VB. Beginning in 1958, it received the new 413 cubic-inch 'wedge' V8.

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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 Series RY1-M image  1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M image  
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 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M image  1961 Imperial Crown Series RY1-M image  
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
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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