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1955 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2-DOOR NEWPORT HARDTOP
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Highlights

  • INCREDIBLE CONDITION!
  • REPORTED TO BE 27,669 ORIGINAL MILES!
  • ONE OF ONLY 3,418 PRODUCED IN 1955
  • FIRST GENERATION OF HEMI V8 ENGINE
  • CORRECT 331CI “FIREPOWER” HEMI V8 WITH “POWERFLITE” 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • “GUNSIGHT” STYLE TAIL LIGHTS
  • FIRST PRODUCTION YEAR FOR DASHBOARD MOUNTED SHIFT LEVER
  • NEW EXHAUST
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW!
  • Options Include:
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • RADIO WITH REAR SEAT SPEAKER
  • POWER SEATS
  • WINDSHIELD WASHER
  • OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRRORS
  • SOLEX SAFETY GLASS
  • With understated elegance and a well-deserved reputation for engineering excellence, the Imperial nameplate topped the Chrysler product line from 1926 through 1975. In 1954, Imperial became its own separate marque under the Chrysler Corporation, further distinguishing it from the rest of the Chrysler line up. With lines penned by famous designer Virgil Exner, the Chrysler/Imperial brand had a stylish edge over the other American offerings of the mid 1950’s.

    Imperials were sold in two different layouts, the overtly spacious long-wheelbase “C70” “Crown Imperial” and the sporty, yet stylish “C69” Newport coupe or sedan. Both cars stood out amongst their competition due to their incredible build quality and powerful engines. The 331 cubic inch V8 with hemispherical combustion chambers (hemi) and four-barrel carburetor produced 250 horsepower. This V8 engine was dubbed “FirePower” and would later be known by the nomenclature of its combustion chambers, the Hemi V8. When combined with the “PowerFlite” automatic transmission with dash-mounded controls, the 1955 Imperial provided incredible performance with ease of drivability. The less common Newport Coupe was referred to as the two-door hardtop in factory literature. Production numbers indicate that only 3,418 were built in this configuration.

    The 1955 Chrysler Imperial 2 Door Newport Hardtop offered here is finished in stunning black and Platinum Rod with an impeccably kept original gold and white interior. This well maintained Imperial has been driven just 27,669 miles from new and is equipped with many standard features including power steering and power brakes. This example has optional accessories including a four-way power front seat, power windows, and signal-seeking radio. This mostly original Chrysler bares some patina, which further enhances its charm and we are proud to offer it to the most sophisticated collector or enthusiast who appreciates the potential of this great American classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence.

    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    Chrysler
    Model:
    Imperial
    Color:
    Black/Platinum Rod
    VIN:
    C5511786
    Mileage:
    27,669
    Stock Number:
    406434JS_Imperial

    Engine:
    331CI 250 HP V8
    Transmission:
    2-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Newport Hardtop
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $54,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $8,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $46,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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