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Chrysler : Imperial L80 Club Coupe 1928 Chrysler Imperial Le Baron L80 Club Coupe, -only 25 were built, two remain.

Chrysler : Imperial L80 Club Coupe 1928 Chrysler Imperial Le Baron L80 Club Coupe, -only 25 were built, two remain.


Chulmleigh, England

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Supremely rare, imposing and elegant Imperial L80 Club Coupe with Rumble seat coachbuilt by Le Baron, one of the 25 produced by Chrysler during 1928/9 making it one of the rarest of all the vintage models. It is believed only two survive today. This is the ex Pat Craig of Scranton CA show car, restored some 35 years ago and the subject of several magazine articles. Following its export to Europe in 1995, it was on display as a static exhibit at a luxury resort before being being put into storage for many years. Now fully recomissioned and ready to use, it is a testament to the quality of the original US restoration that this magnificent automobile remains so well preserved. It has new green leather upholstery and new dark green mohair roof fabric. Road tested once again in 2012 as part of an article for one of the UK's leading classic car publications, the journalist summed up the experience as follows:- " It will guarantee exclusivity...Want to be king of the road? Nothing else will do". The original features include beautifully proportioned close-coupled coupe Le Baron coachwork with Rumble, Buffalo wire wheels with twin side-mounted spares, golf club compartment, opening front windscreen, sliding rear window to allow communication with rumble seat passengers, Arvin heater, Stewart vacuum operated fuel delivery system, very advanced (for the era) all hydraulic braking system, machine-turned aluminium dashboard, rear mounted and original travelling trunk. The car retains its original 5200cc straight six engine producing 112 BHP which Chrysler claimed to be America's most powerful production car at the time. Designed to allow the Imperial brand to compete with the prestige marques of Stutz, Cadillac and Packard, the Imperial L80 cost in excess of $3,000, a huge amount even by the standards of the roaring 20's just preceding the Great Depression. It is also the last Chrysler model to wear the fluted radiator design before losing the legal action filed against them by Vauxhall for design copyright infringement. The car is in the UK and is UK registered at present. It runs and drives superbly, attracts huge attention, is admired wherever it goes and puts most other prestige vintage marques of this era to shame in terms of performance and overrall ease of use. Shipping arranged worldwide in 20' container, realistic offers welcome, part trades welcome particularly RHD classic Jaguar/Rolls/Bentley/Alvis always considered. *** Shipping to USA East or West coast port in 20' container arranged by agreement*** Full details and multiple photos at :- Contact David Churchill (44) 7970 449114.