1956 Chrysler Imperial Sedan, Highly Original Car, V8, Factory Rear AC, PS, PB
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: Imperial
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Sedan
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 39,642
- VIN: C5610912
- Color: Desert Rose
- Engine size: 331 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Rose
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1956 Chrysler Imperial1956 Chrysler Imperial Description
1956 Chrysler ImperialRare Factory Rear Air Conditioning 331 cid Firepower V-8 engine Powerflite Automatic Transmission Power Steering and Power Brakes Bold Eggcrate-Type Grille Same Family Owned Since 2009
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this rare and seldom seen 1956 Chrysler Imperial. This remarkable classic is a rare 4 door hardtop finished in elegant Desert Rose which shows some minor imperfections and signs of age up close but is very nice overall. All trim, aillight accents, umpers and brightwork are in very presentable condition, ompliment the beautiful exterior and highlight the iconic lines of this great long and low sled. The Eggcrate-type front grill and chrome bumpers are in very good condition with fit and finish above par.
The Chrysler Imperial, ntroduced in 1926, as Chrysler’s top of the line vehicle for much of its history. Models were produced with the Chrysler name until 1954. The company positioned the cars as a prestige marque to rival Cadillac and Lincoln. Chrysler advised state licensing bureaus that beginning in 1955, he Imperial was to be registered as a separate make. It was an attempt to compete directly with GM’s Cadillac and Ford’s Lincoln distinct luxury-focused marques. Frequently referred to as the “Chrysler Imperial”, he cars had no “Chrysler” badging anywhere on them, nd were a separate, istinct marque, ust as Lincoln and Cadillac were for GM and Ford.
For 1955-56 and again in 1962. Models included a two-door Newport hardtop coupe and a four-door sedan The V8 engine was Chrysler’s first-generation Hemi V-8 with a displacement of 331 cu in and developing 250 brake horsepower, mperial dash push button “PowerFlite” transmission introduced for the 1956 models. Rare factory rear air conditioning. Power brakes and power steering were standard. Production totaled 11,430, ore than twice the 1954 figure.
The 1956 models were similar, ut had small tailfins, larger engine displacement of 354 cu in with 280 brake horsepower and a four-door Southampton hardtop sedan was added to the range, hey had the longest wheelbase ever for an Imperial. This also contributed to an increase in their overall length making them the longest non-limousine post WWII American cars until the advent of the Imperials of the “Fuselage Look” era.
Inside, he interior is finished in the original color combination of patterned rose cloth with white mesh cloth. The seats are in great condition showing little signs of wear, testament to the careful handling and care this car has received over the years. The dashboard, oor panels, nd headliner all present nicely in a rich color scheme designed to compliment the exterior color. All instruments and other dash items are original and show extremely well with clear lenses and nice chrome bezels.
Note: Horn is inoperable.
This 50s icon is sure to turn heads no matter where you take it!! It would be an excellent addition to any classic car collection or a fabulous Sunday driver!. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Odometer currently reads 39,642, ehicle is sold as is and mileage exempt on a clean and clear New Hampshire title.
VIN: C5610912Specifications Asking Price: $27,900 Miles: 39,642 VIN: C5610912 Year: 1956 Make: Chrysler Model: Imperial Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: 331 cid V-8 Transmission: Automatic Body: 4 Door Sedan Doors: 4 Stock Number: 150913 Lot Number: Exterior: Desert Rose Interior: Rose Video