Roberto Anoardo's 1958 Imperial Coupe

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(2008) Roberto Anoardo in Italy recently wrote in to tell us about his "new" Imperial Coupe.   See below to see what he had to say about this beauty.


Car was previously owned by DARLENE & FRANK D. LOWERY from Berlin Heights, Ohio. Other previous owner was MARGARET PEEPER from MODESTO, California. Off course, the chance to contact them for info about history of the car will be very appreciate!!! At this time I have no contact with them at all.

After a long search, I decided to buy this car from a dealer and not from ebay or private person. This is quite a new experience for me, normally I use to make business with ebay sellers. I know that on a dealer you spend more but if the dealer is honest and serious, the money are well spent. Hyman Ltd. gave me all I need for check and inspect the car from Italy. All the picture asked and all the inspection was done correctly. The car is nicer then as described. This is the reason why I decided to add the link to their website.

I preferred to use my shipping company that follow all our shipment from U.S.A. The company is Del Corona & Scardigli, manager is miss Ottavia. Hyman have all contact and ability to manage all shipment procedures but in reason that I have an open channel with Del Corona, I preferred to use them. I especially asked to my shipping company to SEND A CLOSED TRUCK FOR PICK UP THE CAR and ABSOLUTLEY NO CAR ABOVE MINE. This because sometimes (especially american cars with automatic transmission) brake fluid or transmission fluid (very corrosive) can damage a car stored under another. I asked Hyman to take pictures of the loading phases and this was correctly done as you can see here above. Trucker taked maximun care in all the procedure inspected by Hyman representative.

Car arrived in Genoa on 13 of Jannuary. Custom procedures was done in a few days and on Jennuary 17th the Imperial was ready for delivery. Me and Raffaele removed the car from the container (new and very clean). Under the car no one drop of oil was found (after more than 20 days of sea). Car was correctly stored on the container. No damage was found. After some phone call to our 'Mopar consultant' we discover where brake release was and how to start the engine (by pressing the neutral button!). Engine sounds great! a very very Mopar sound! We take a little tour and all seems perfect (except the drive side window switch hat doesn't work, the car travalled with the window open but no problem happened). The only thing to be rapaired is the driver seat as already knowed.

Here's some additional photos from the dealer before Roberto purchased the car.


Loading up the car to send it to Italy






UPDATE - May 2013



This Imperial was offered for sale on Ebay in May of 2013.
Here's what the seller had to say about this very nice Coupe:

Year: 1958

Exterior Color: ermine white

Make: Chrysler

Interior Color: gold diamond glow texture

Model: Imperial

Number of Cylinders: 8

Trim: southampton 2dr hdt

Transmission: Automatic

Engine: 392 hemi

Body Type: Coupe

Drive Type: automatic torqueflite

Mileage: 115,000

Imperial 1958 coupe
engine 392 hemi -rebuilt heads and piston rings- very good revving
transmission: 727 torqueflite rebuilt in the States back in 1992, shifting is smooth and no oil leaks
power steering and power brakes
electric windows and front seat 6 ways
radio working good power antenna doesnt work
painting made in 1993 with original color combo- ermine white -bamboo yellow
interiors made in 1994 with original material and original color combination
there is no trunk lining and side cardboards
chrome is good but not excellent expecially front bumper (see pictures) the rear was rechromed very good quality
still have somewhere original plates from California , from where the car was imported about 20 years ago
it runs on 9.50-15 and shocks are in good shape
overall it's not a showcar and need some minor works but it can be driven without problems, but paying attention not to go too fast..
any additional info are welcomed.
unfortunately I have to sell it and the big problem is that I live in Italy, and so does this car.


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