1952 Imperial Mecum

Imperial

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    Just sold for $380,000
     
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    Must have been something special.
     
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    ImpJay The different young FCBO Gold Member

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    Just sold for $380,000

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    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    Can't find it on the Mecum site, Fake News?
     
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    I watched it live at the time posted
     
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  8. bollotti

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    Wrong year it was a 55
     
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    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    That's one of the 55's (you should work for CNN)
     
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    I only caught the tail end of the auction
     
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    Both cars posted above are gorgeous.
     
  12. Carmine

    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    It's $380k because it's one of about 4-5 built, and has a history. (parade car)
     
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  13. 78Brougham

    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    SHOCKING! Had to be the producer was out on a peek break. Mecum rarely, if ever, shows a car like that. Usually, see stuff like this getting pushed off after commercial break, just to see an unending flow of mustangs or chevelles.
     
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    david hill Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Well that can't be all true. I did see the Imperial limo, was a high quality restoration. To confirm that c bodys do get the love. #mystarcar featured my 1969 Chrysler 300 vert. Who knew. Proud to represent.

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    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    Yeah well, that's what I see when I finally get a chance to watch later in the evenings. My point is, stuff of this caliber should be on in the evenings to break up the "same old, same old"
     
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    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    Sorry my mistake. I looked at it quickly on my phone and thought it was one of these:

    Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton -
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    But upon closer inspection it's obviously not. Can't explain the price, but it's an incredible car and more worth the money (to me) than some flimsy euro sports car that would get spanked by a modern minivan.
     
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    That is the1 of 1 Imperial made for KT Keller, that's why it's so pricey.

    https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/h...mperial---1955-Chrysler-Imperial/2109731.html
     
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    I don't see the need for a lot of the modern stuff in a car you're not going to beat back/forth everyday... BUT; if you're going that route, I give this build credit for very good workmanship! Most of those "touring" builds I'd feed into a smelter, but this is actually something I respect.