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This rare Imperial was offered for sale on Ebay in August of 2012.
Here's what the private seller had to say about this very nice 1951 Convertible:
1951 Chrysler Imperial Convertible
Very, very rare car; only 600 made and only 31 are known today worldwide
Frame off restoration
Hemi 331 engine, first year for the Hemi
Fluid-Drive automatic transmission
Top of the line car in 1951
Practically everything is either new or rebuilt
Power top works fine
200 miles on restoration
This 51 Imperial took long time to be restored, in fact a very nice coupe has been used as a donor car to get the best body panels, trimmings and hard to find details ...
Hard to find car, according to a Canadian collector which owns 13 of them...2 more are owned by friends of his. Never seen another one in person in all my life except this one.
The 331" Hemi runs good, but never been driven for long distance yet. Engine still needs breaking in ...
Fluid Drive tranny has been rebuilt too, very peculiar way of shifting.
Upholstery have been matched with the same material as the original one
Solid car overall
Its NOT a show car at all, paint has some shadows and little scratches, minimal , hard to show them in the pics. Over all a nice driver condition car. Sure is an attention getter since many will ask what it is when cruising around...
WW radial tires are practically new
Chrome is fair overall, all redone 2 years ago
Underneath is clean and solid, just dirty on the pics
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