1957 Imperial Crown Convertible / C572441 Chassis Information

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

1957 Imperial Crown photograph

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Convertible
Designer: Exner
Chassis #: C572441
Chrysler introduced the all-new Imperial in 1957. It had more distinctive styling and was available in four series. Sales were strong and soon exceeded those of Lincolns. This was Imperial best ever year in sales at 37,593.

For 1957, the Imperial was built on a wheelbase that was four-inches shorter, though it looked longer and lower. The tail lamps were grafted into the fins rather than placed on top. The interior featured two-tone leather and vinyl. The dash had full instrumentation rather than just warning lights.

This particular example was once owned by the celebrity, Howard Hughes. It was driven for a few years before being put into storage until 1976 when it was purchased by a company from Hughes production.

This car is painted in pastel blue and has chrome and stainless trim. It rides on wide whitewall tires and there is a two-tone, two-spoke steering wheel. The 392.7 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine is capable of producing 325 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a push-button automatic transmission.

In 2008, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions where it had an estimated value of $200,000 - $300,000. It was sold for a high bid of $162,250 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2009


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for $76,450
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1957 IMPERIAL CROWN
Sold for $29,925
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 57
 
1957 IMPERIAL CROWN
Sold for $8,600
  2010 Silver Auction - Portland
 
1957 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
Sold for $120,000
  2009 Mecum - '57 Heaven Auction
 
1957 IMPERIAL
Sold for $8,500
  2009 Silver Auction - Bernie Zieminski's Collection
 
1957 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Sold for $96,250
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1957 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
Chassis#: C5724441
Sold for $162,250
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
 
1957 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe
Chassis#: 3N572981
Sold for $46,750
  2008 RM Auctions - The Astor Collection
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Imperial Crown's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Imperial Crown Convertible 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1957 Chrysler Crown Imperial Two Door 2003 The Novi Classic Car Auction$12,000  

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