1955 Imperial Coupe Hardtop Newport C 6940.000-60.000 EUR - No Reserve

Imperial Coupe Newport C 69

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French title
Chassis n°C554595

- Particularly rare and exclusive car
- Carefully restored and preserved
- Impressive Virgil Exner design
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Reference Number 513069

as of 2/23/2018

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Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1955 Imperial Coupe Hardtop Newport C 69
VIN C554595 
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Known History

Since 1926, the name Imperial had always represented the top-end of the Chrysler brand. In 1955, the group decided to make it an elite marque to compete with Cadillac and Lincoln. Very rare, this car is a 1955 Hardtop Newport coupe, of which only 3,418 units were produced. According to the specialists of the marque only one saloon in France and another 1956 example from 1956 currently at the Monaco museum still exist. It was the most expensive American coupe in the market, and was designed by Virgil Exner's styling office. The car on offer, of American provenance, arrived in France in 1991. The V8 engine of 331 cubic inch with hemispherical chambers, develops 253bhp, and is mated to an automatic transmission "Powerflite". It was carefully restored, including mechanicals, bodywork and upholstery. The body is very sound, and the paint, the chrome, the body seals and the electric front windows motors were redone in 2000. The car's current owner bought it at an auction in 2012 and preserved it with care. This very beautiful and rare American car comes with an invoice folder, detailing the care it has received and a beautiful advertising brochure from the period. With an incredible care given to this very prestigious coupe, it is indeed irresistible.