Once upon a time, the Chrysler Corporation had a luxury marque amongst its ranks called Imperial, which was basically created to compete against GM’s Cadillac and Ford’s Lincoln brands.
To be more precise, what started out as Chrysler’s top of the line model in 1926 was turned into a separate brand from 1955 to 1975, and again for a brief period from 1990 to 1993.
Some of you may also remember the Chrysler Group’s more recent attempt to resurrect the Imperial nameplate with a luxury sedan concept at the 2006 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
While surfing around on eBay, a 1967 Imperial Crown Coupe caught our attention. This example was designed under the supervision of Elwood Engel, Chrysler Corporation’s design chief from 1961 until 1974. Engel was also responsible for the styling of the iconic, fourth generation 1961 Lincoln Continental.
This 1967 Imperial Crown Coupe is said to be one of just 3,235 built and has had only two owners with the odometer showing 41,275 miles – though the seller states that he has no way of knowing if the mileage is genuine.
There’s no reserve on the car and the highest bid at the time we last looked was US$8,900.
An extensive gallery where you can delve into all the miniscule details that make these kinds of cars so cool to look at follows below.