1960 Imperial Crown Convertible Vehicle Profile

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

1960 Imperial Crown photograph

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Convertible
Designer: Exner
'America's Most Carefully Built Car'
In an effort to establish itself as a legitimate contender in the Cadillac class, Imperial became a stand-alone division of the Chrysler Corporation in 1955. An Imperial-exclusive assembly line was the inspiration for the 1960 ad theme, 'America's Most Carefully Built Car.'

The 1960 Imperial continued to play off the successful 'Forward Look' styling themes introduced in 1957, but rooflines and below-the-beltline body panels were all reshaped. In this carry-over year for Cadillac and Lincoln, the 1960 Imperial was promoted as 'America's Only All-New Luxury Car.' But while the rest of the Chrysler line shifted entirely to 'Unibody' construction, the Imperial retained its 1957-vintage body-on-frame platform.

Powered by a 413 cubic-inch, 350 horsepower, 'Golden Lion' Hemi V8, pushbutton Torque-Flite transmission, and torsion-bar suspension, the mighty Imperial was highly regarded as the 'road car' in the luxury class. A 'jet-age' feature that remains fascinating today is the 'Panelscent' (electroluminescent) instrument lighting. 'Auto-Pilot' cruise control was also introduced in 1960.

Only one Imperial open model was offered in 1960; the Crown Convertible. This Alaskan White example, number 48 of 618 built, rolled off the assembly line on October 7, 1959.


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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