Chrysler Imperial Crown C-70 Limousine

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Imperial Crown C-70 Limousine





Series C-70. 280 bhp, 354 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, two-speed pushbutton Powerflite automatic transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 149.5 in.

As the Chrysler Corporation expanded in the heady post-war 1950s, the top-of-the-line Imperial of 1955 broke free into its own separate, top-of-the-line marque, which was quite literally “crowned” the Crown Imperial. This new car was available as a sedan or limousine that was on a new 149.5-inch wheelbase. As with other Imperials, the Crown models benefited from the new “Million Dollar Look” styling and were differentiated from other Chryslers by their bold, new egg-crate grille and dramatic “gun-sight” taillights. They sold 45 eight-passenger sedans and 127 limousines in 1955, followed by another 51 and 175 units, respectively, for 1956. After that year, Imperial Limousine production shifted overseas, to Italian coachbuilder Ghia. That marked the 1956 models as being the last traditional full-size, factory-built Chrysler limousines and the true end of an era of luxurious, stylish motoring.

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