1955 Imperial Newport 2 door

Price: US $15,400.00 Item location: Castro Valley, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: Imperial
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Newport
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 98,719
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 331 Hemi
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Chrysler Imperial

Up for auction here is a rare 1955 Imperial Newport 2 door. This vehicle is from my father’s car collection, and was owned by him since the mid 1990’s here in California. During that time, he kept the car garaged and drove it occasionally on club functions. The battery is new and the 331 Hemi engine starts right up. The car runs, drives and stops well. The master cylinder and power brake booster were replaced a few years ago. The car comes with real wire wheels. The glass all looks good. The car has some pitting of the chrome, some surface rust in a few spots, some surface cracking of the leather interior, one tear in the seats (measuring about an inch long). Original color is cream and it is now painted white with the gold top.

Hagerty valuation tools lists the value of this car at $79,700 if it were restored to “#1 Concours” condition and at a value of $16,800 if in “#4 Fair” condition. This car meets or slightly exceeds the #4 condition description but is not a “#3 Good” example, in my opinion.

Local pickup in 94546 of I will cooperate with your selected car carrier. $500 deposit due within 48 hours of end of auction. I reserve the right to end this auction if I sell the car locally.

Brief History of the 1955 Imperial: With understated elegance and a well-deserved reputation for excellent engineering, the Imperial marked the pinnacle of the Chrysler product line. Notably, 1955 marked the registration of Imperial as a separate marquee within the Chrysler Corporation, and the completely new-for-1955 models benefited from the full stylistic influence of the renowned Virgil Exner.

For 1955, Imperials were available in two forms: the C-69 short wheelbase version known as the Newport Coupe or Sedan, along with the C-70 long wheelbase sedan version named the Crown Imperial. Featuring excellent build quality, the upscale Imperial was priced from $4,483, providing a very attractive alternative to the contemporary offerings from Cadillac and Lincoln.