1969 Chrysler Imperial Lebaron
I am selling my 69 Imperial Lebaron 2 door hardtop project car. Car sat for many years, was rescued by another Imperial enthusiast, and i bought it from them about 6 years ago. I have had it in storage for most of that time, but have gotten rid of my storage unit, and i do not have the time for this car, as i have too many other car projects and other things going on. It is a project car, but well worth doing in my opinion, as 69 Imperial Lebaron 2 door hardtops are getting very hard to find, and are my favorite Imperial body style. It has the 6-way power bucket seat option, AM/FM signal seeking radio, power door locks, etc. The original numbers matching 10.1 to 1 compression 440 runs, but only on a gas can, the gas tank may be salvageable or not, but they are now available in reproduction. It still has the terrible original Holley carburetor, which tend to warp. It runs but does not idle well, and needs more work. I checked the timing chain/gears when i first got the car. which were fine, and did some cleaning/painting as i put it back together. The 727 torqeflite goes into gear well, but seems to have a pan gasket leak over time. It is not the shift lever seal, but seems to be the pan gasket, an easy fix. The master cylinder has been replaced, but it has only minimal brakes. I removed the vinyl top and fiberglass rear window plug that is exclusive to Lebarons, and found pretty typical rust in the forward section of the dutchmans panel. It will also need a couple of patch panels made for the bottom portion of the driver's side "C" pillar. The rest of the roof is not bad, prep and POR 15 should do it, along with a new padded vinyl top. The windshield needs to be replaced. The windshield channel areas and "A" pillars all seem to be in fine shape. The inner structure of the roof and original "large" rear window opening are in good shape overall. The trunk floor pan is in surprisingly good shape considering how most of them end up. The floors and rockers seem to be fine, just minor surface rust on the rockers where i removed some aftermarket moldings. The front stub frame is also in fine shape. Other than the rear window plug area, most of the body work that is needed is in the driver's side rear quarter panel. Overall, the body is not that bad for a large vintage car, i would love to just do this car myself, but i just can't right now. The interior is in o.k. shape, the passenger bucket seat is original, the driver's bucket has been re-done in mostly vinyl, but looks and feels pretty good. The rear seat is in nice shape, but is out of a 70 Lebaron 2 door with light blue leather. The rear bumper is also from a 70. I have no idea how that happened, but it must have been a long time ago. It needs a new headliner. It will come with a bunch of parts, including 3 of the original type wheel covers, a pretty nice condition restorable dash pad, a complete extra grille assembly, some ( or all? ) of the sequential turn signal relays, etc., extra turn signal lenses, a pair of correct headrests in nice shape but wrong color, and a bunch of interior trim parts too numerous to mention all of them. It will come with the original single snorkle air cleaner also. Overall a great project for an Imperial/Chrysler enthusiast, and priced very reasonably considering what a 69 440 engine by itself goes for these days. Please contact me with any questions, car is sold as-is with no warranty. Buyer to arrange transport or pick up in person, Payment made by cash in person with non refundable Paypal deposit, or wire transfer only. Thanks for looking!