Imperial

No Reserve Rarity: 1959 Imperial LeBaron Southampton

Buying a new Imperial LeBaron Southampton in 1959 indicated one of two things. It told the world that you were a success and that you weren’t afraid to use your money to indulge your passion for luxury. Alternatively, it… more»

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Fitch’s Folly! Todd’s 1981 Imperial by Chrysler

Life is too short for boring cars! Having to decide *not* to buy an old car once a week comes with the territory here at Barnfinds, and last week, for the first time in three years, I bought one… more»

Driver Quality: 1957 Imperial 2-Door Hardtop

If you’re looking to make a statement, bright red paint on a finned 1950s car is a good way to do it. Throw in the Imperial marque and I’d expect people to take notice. This 1957 Imperial was found… more»

Space Age Classic: 1959 Imperial Custom Coupe

Two of my favorite yet very cheesy sci-fi movies were made in 1959: Plan 9 From Outer Space and Teenagers From Outer Space. If you’ve ever seen one or both of them you know that there is basically no… more»

One Of 119! 1956 Crown Imperial Limousine

What looks like a cross between a Presidential parade vehicle and a mob staff car? An eight-passenger Crown Imperial, C70, four-door limousine like this 1956 example. One of only 119 produced, I believe this is the first one that… more»

Luxury Barn Find: 1960 Imperial Crown Sedan

This 1960 Imperial Crown Sedan was found sitting in this barn, a spot that it had apparently occupied since 1988. It has now been dragged out of hiding and has revealed a few pleasant surprises. It is structurally sound… more»

Cool Hemi Find! 1956 Imperial

I love it when a Barn Finds reader sends in a classified ad for a car I wish I could buy — especially when the price seems reasonable! You can read more about this 1956 Imperial in the Barn… more»

Parked In 1973: 1956 Imperial 4-Door Sedan

Back in 1973, this 1956 imperial 4-Door Sedan was parked in a garage, and that is where it has remained until now. It has emerged and shown itself to be a solid and complete car that is waiting for… more»

Land Yacht: 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible

One word that will probably never be used to describe a 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible is “subtle.” From the protruding headlights through to the enormous fins, it is a car that embodies the design philosophy that earned Virgil Exner… more»

Colossal Coupe: 1981 Chrysler Imperial

Despite the fact this is now the second time in recent history I’ve covered a “Malaise-era” Chrysler Imperial, I promise I have no particular affinity towards these vehicles. However, there’s no denying that these large Chryslers have a strong… more»

Cheap Class: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible

When you look past the tired and faded exterior appearance, this 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible seems to be a really solid car that would be a lovely classic to own and drive once it has been restored. There is… more»

1-of-429: 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible

There is little about the 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible that would be considered to be small. It is a giant of a car, and in keeping with that theme, this car represents a giant of a restoration project. If… more»

65k Genuine Miles: 1983 Imperial

The late Lee Iacocca has often been credited with being the “father of the Mustang,” but his true strength lay in his ability to extract maximum financial benefits from a product for minimal cost. Nowhere was this more apparent… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1961 Imperial Southampton

Back in June, we featured John C’s Imperial that you see above. It ended up selling quickly to Reader Jim O, who had it shipped to his home in Connecticut. He got it running and started working on making… more»

Green on Green: Low-Mile 1981 Chrysler Imperial

There’s an online community of enthusiasts known as Malaise Motors, which is a celebration of sorts for vehicles manufactured from 1972 to 1992. Though their website describes the era as a time where insurance, safety, and emissions agencies “managed… more»

BF Success Story: 1961 Imperial Southampton

There’s nothing better than hearing from a happy Barn Finds Reader that listed and sold their classic right here! A little while back, we listed John’s 1961 Imperial as an Exclusive, you can view his ad here. It didn’t… more»