Rocket 1956 Chrysler Imperial "Imperial America" by Lewis deSoto Investment

Price: US $99,000.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: Imperial
  • SubModel: Imperial America
  • Trim: Imperial America
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 22,660
  • VIN: C5610329
  • Engine size: 354ci Hemi
  • Drive type: Rear
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Chrysler Imperial Imperial America

1956 Chrysler Imperial Click the icon to hear our commercial! CALL US TODAY TO MAKE AN OFFER ON ANY VEHICLE! 636-600-4600 MotoeXotica Classic Cars will ensure your online buying experience will be a pleasurable one from start to finish. We have been selling classic and exotic cars exclusively since 1987! We have been a pioneer and trusted. top-rated eBay seller since 1999 with thousands of positive feedbacks! We are located in St. Louis. Missouri in a 60. 00 sq. ft. building under one roof on 5 acres with over 200 cars in stock. We ask for a nominal $500. 00 deposit and give you a 7-day grace period to inspect the car. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. This is unique to our industry! We offer financing through two of the best lenders in the industry. If you should need financing to put this car in your garage. call us today at 636-600-4600. Please see my "ME" Page for other exciting cars of distinction on EBAY. 1956 Chrysler Imperial Description Displayed at The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent New York and the Napa Valley Museum in 2011 Roof mounted replica 10. 5 foot scale model Chrysler CC-56 Redstone Rocket 354ci Hemi V8 engine with a push-button TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission. Excellent two tone West Point Gray and Cloud White exterior paint Stunning interior restoration from sourced NOS materials. California car since new. sold originally in San Luis Obispo. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this very special 1956 Chrysler Imperial from “Imperial America”. the third series of concept cars developed by world-renowned artist Lewis deSoto. The Chrysler Imperial was on display at the The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent. New York and the Napa Valley Museum in 2011. as well as gracing the pages of The New York Times! Lewis DeSoto has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States as well as in England. Italy. Mexico. Portugal. Spain. and Sweden. Known for public projects and sculptural installations that often incorporate sound. video and theatrical lighting. DeSoto brings to his work a strong interest in archaeology. anthropology. sociology. and world religions. Mr. deSoto’s is customized 1956 Chrysler Imperial. illuminates the Chrysler Corporation’s little-known role in the Cold War military-industrial complex. the pinnacle of this design concept is the roof mounted 10. 5-foot scale model of a CC-56 Redstone ballistic missile. Mr. deSoto is equally at home in the worlds of automobilia and conceptual art. and as a group. his concept-cars oscillate somewhere between the two. In a way. “Imperial America. like the CC-56 Redstone. is simply a surface-to-surface warhead delivery vehicle. Mr. deSoto describes it in more poetic terms. “The Imperial. he said. “is in a sense the foam on the wave that’s crashing down on you. This glittering thing that’s so attractive and beautiful — and at the same time. extremely dangerous. Lewis deSoto’s “Imperial America” project started seven years ago when he purchased this Chrysler from the third owner. Mr. deSoto looked at many Imperials before buying this one for his project because it was very straight and tight with none of the rattles that plague the 4-door Imperial hardtops. The Imperial was originally sold on September 1956 at Stanley Cole Chrysler in San Luis Obispo. California and we still retain the original service certificate from the dealer. For the exterior paint Lewis deSoto wanted “Something militaristic”. He decided on a two-toned combination of correct West Point Gray and Cloud White. Lewis invested in a very high quality exterior respray because the Imperial had to look amazing under the gallery lights and the new paint scheme really helped streamline the long side profile of the Chrysler. All the exterior brightwork is straight and clean and the front bumper still retains a March Air Force Base Department of Defense access sticker as a previous owner worked for the Strategic Air Command! Chrome spans nearly every inch of the car. turning the entire object into a two ton mirror. In fact. there is so much chrome and so many decorative accoutrements on the car that it is easy to ignore the replica of a Redstone nuclear warhead sitting atop of it. To finish off the exterior of this exquisite Imperial. deSoto added Kelsey Chrome Wire Wheels with the Department of Defense seal on each centerpiece cap. Wheels are wrapped with 235/75/15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Wide White tires. The eternal beauty of this Chrysler comes at great expense and intense commitment from deSoto. The seats. headliner. doors and floors all have been done in correct NOS material after his persistent work sourcing all the right materials. The interior blue and gray scheme looks excellent and the upholstery glitters thanks to the tinsel gold and silver threads. All accessories. including power windows. seats. antenna and gauges work. though the clock is intermittent and runs on a switch installed to preserve the battery. The car is fully functional including many of its electrically-assisted luxury touches like power seats and windows. The trunk retains original carpet and side panels and all decals have been replaced or reproduced. Inside the trunk located on the metal filler neck. deSoto titled and signed the car marked 2008. The replica 10. 5 foot rocket is mounted to the Imperial by a custom steel pipe rack that is connected to the roof by four industrial suction cups. The mounted rocket appears to be sturdy and should be fine for low speed driving and parades. Included with Chrysler is a custom wood storage box to safely store away the rocket and rack. Under the hood is the strong running factory 354ci Hemi Firepower V8 engine with a Edelbrock 4-Barrel carburetor mounted on top. To improve reliability. a high torque starter has been added along with a reproduction correct Mopar battery. The push-button TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly. DeSoto has stated that the brakes have been recently rebuilt and new suspension kingpins and tie rod ends were added. The power steering was also upgraded as well with all new pressure hoses. The original 4-barrel carburetor and air cleaner are also included. With the impeccable care and ownership from deSoto. this Imperial really drives like a modern car! This Chrysler Imperial is one of the most unique cars we have had in our world famous eclectic showroom in a long time. This classic car separates itself from the previous “Art Cars” that we have sold in the past because the artist Lewis deSoto is actually a die-hard auto enthusiast who achieved the reality of his vision with his own hands. DeSoto did not contract out the restoration work on this car. but he himself has personally detailed and restored much of the car and he knows every inch of the Imperial. no small details were overlooked!. The VIN is C5610329. the mileage currently shows 22. 60 and the rocket is currently untested. It is being sold on a clean and clear California title. Car come with some original parts including hubcaps. air cleaner. carburetor. plug wires. extra interior fabric. radiator fan. and starter. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Specifications Asking Price: $99. 00 Miles: 22. 60 VIN: C5610329 Year: 1956 Make: Chrysler Model: Imperial Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: Hemi V8 Transmission: Automatic Body: Sedan Doors: 4 Doors Stock Number: 141009 Lot Number: Exterior: West Point Gray Interior: Blue Video Terms & Condtions ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE/IS. AS/IS. ! TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order. cashier’s check or wire transfer. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Sorry. NO bid retractions allowed. ask questions BEFORE you bid. Your bid is a binding contract. EBay is an advertising tool and many of our vehicles sell before the auction ends. Call us today at 636-600-4600 to make this vehicle yours! Seller reserves the right to end auction early. We ask for a nominal $500. 00 refundable deposit. This is unique to our industry! 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