NOT MINE 1956 Chrysler Imperial Crown Series C70 Limousine - $23,000 - New Canaan, Connecticut

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1956 Chrysler Imperial Crown Series C70 Limousine - $23,000 - New Canaan, Connecticut

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Offered for sale is this original 1956 Crown Imperial Series C70 8 passenger Southampton sedan. This is 1 of 51 produced that year. In 1955, the Chrysler Corporation spun off Imperial into its own make and division to better compete with its North American rivals, Cadillac and Lincoln.

The 1956 models included the Hemi V8 enlarged from 331 ci in to 354 cu in with 280 brake horsepower. Power is transferred to the rear via the Imperial dash push-button "PowerFlite" transmission introduced for the 1956 models. This car is factory equipped with, power windows, seat, steering and brakes along with optional factory air conditioning and transistor radio.

The interior on this Imperial was restored with original fabrics and the wiring was replaced about five years ago. The car runs but will need mechanical attention to ensure all systems are operating to factory new standards.

Asking $23,000 or best offer.
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New Listing - 1956 Chrysler Imperial Crown Series C70 Limousine - $23,000 - New Canaan, Connecticut

History added .. Offered for sale is this original 1956 Chrysler Imperial Crown Series C70 8 passenger sedan. This is the rare Satin Gray color (most were Black) and 1 of only 51 produced that year. In 1955, the Chrysler Corporation spun off Imperial into its own make and division to better compete with its North American rivals, Cadillac and Lincoln. 1956 was the last year the long wheelbase (LWB) models were manufactured by Chrysler/Imperial “in-house”, as the 1957 and forward were outsourced to Ghia. The 1956 models featured the Hemi V8 enlarged from 331 ci in to 354 cu in with 280 brake horsepower. Power is transferred to the rear via the Imperial dash push-button "PowerFlite" transmission. This car is factory equipped with, power windows, seat, steering and brakes along with optional factory air conditioning and transistor radio. Note that the prominent rear forward leaning fender “hash trim” was in fact functional air intact scoops for the factory air conditioning!

Condition
The Imperial runs and drives but will need mechanical full attention to ensure that all systems are operating correctly to factory new standards. The chassis and body appear to be solid with no material rust issues other than surface rust. The paint appears to be original but will need to be repainted to show standards. The interior was restored with original Imperial fabrics and the wiring was replaced about five years ago.

Ownership History
First Owner Mrs. Claire D. Reingold - Purchased new by Atlas Reingold, Inc for Mrs. Reingold of Punta Gorda, Florida and Pittsburg, Pa. She owned the Imperial for 26 years, selling it in 1982 to the 2nd owner Fred Babcock with 99,025 miles on the odometer!

Second Owner Fred Babcock
Mr. Babcock, Punta Gorda, Florida – Mr. Fred Babock owned this Imperial in his automobile collection for approximately 15 years until his death in 1997. His father Mr. Edward Vose Babcock, was founder of the Pittsburgh-based Babcock Lumber Co. He came to Southwest Florida in 1911 and started buying land in Lee and Charlotte counties. By 1919, he'd extended his lumber empire to Southwest Florida. His son, Fred Babcock (2nd owner), raised cattle, planted timber and diversified the ranch's enterprises. Under his direction, he managed vegetable and tree farming, logging, cattle and bison ranching, limestone mining, swamp buggy tours and hunting leases. Fred Babcock kept more than two-thirds of his 91,600-acre ranch in its native state with integrated allowing wildlife and cattle to move through in green corridors. Fred Babcock managed the ranch until his death in 1997 at age of 83.

Third Owner
Mr. Babcock’s granddaughter purchased the Imperial from her grandfather’s estate and is the current owner. She has owned the Imperial for 22 years and the odometer shows 99,395 miles. Total miles driven since 1982 … 370 miles! The Imperial still has the Florida license plate from Charlotte county.


Asking $23,000

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