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-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
At the age of 27, Virgil Exner already was chief designer for Pontiac. Before turning 30, he was recruited to Raymond Loewy's industrial design company in New York City and assigned to do design for one of Lowey's clients, Studebaker. From Studebaker, Exner went to Chrysler, where he designed legendary concept cars and established the 'forward look' and cars with large but elegant tail fins.

Ill health shortened Exner's career. He retired in 1961, the year of this Imperial Crown two-door Convertible, one of only 429 such cars built. This one features a rare option - swivel seats. It has just been restored.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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

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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