When you google "5Y-M" "Imperial" several car facts sites pop up that use the code "5Y-M" for the 1975 Imperial. I think the first site to use this code was the German Wikipedia, from which it was copied by other sites.
I have no idea where they found this code, but you can easily see that it translates into '1975 Imperial LeBaron'.
There were a few Frank Sinatras around Boise . One was owned by a retired preacher that had at least 5 Imperials . He purchased them all new and just kept them instead of trading them off. 1958 - 82’s. The Sinatra still had the fuel injection I believe . Its been 20 years since I stopped and chatted with him .Thanks for pointing that out. I'm still a little unsure of what each letter/number designation signifies. Still reading.
This appears to be how they arrange these designations.
They being wikipedia and just about all of the foreign sites.
First generation (1955–1956)
Second generation (1957–1966)
1957 (Series IMI-1,2,4)
1958 (Series LY1-L,M,H)
1959 (Series MY1-L,M,H)
1960 (Series PY1-L,M,H)
1961 (Series RY1-L,M,H)
1962 (Series SY1-L,M,H)
1963 (Series TY1-L,M,H)
1964 (Series VY1-M,H)
1965 (Series AY1-M,H)
1966 (Series BY1-M,H)
Third generation (1967–1968)
1967 (Series CY1-M,H)
1968 (Series DY1-M,H)
Fourth generation (1969–1973)
1969 (Series EY-L,M)
1970 (Series FY-L,M)
1971 (Series GY-M)
1972 (Series HY-M)
1973 (Series 3Y-M)
Fifth generation (1974–1975)
1974 (Series 4Y-M)
1975 (Series 5Y-M)
Sixth generation (1981–1983)
And something I have never heard of before but really want to find one. I'm a huge Frank Sinatra fan.
Frank Sinatra (fs) EditionView attachment 595514
1981 Imperial Frank Sinatra Edition interior
The Imperial had an unusual distinction for 1981 and 1982 as it was offered with an optional special edition named after a celebrity. The Imperial fs was a rare example of automotive history, as it was one of only a handful of regular production cars bearing a celebrity's name. This limited edition Imperial was available only in Glacier Blue Crystal paint - Chrysler advertising claimed it matched the color of Sinatra's eyes - and had special "fs" (lowercase) external badging, with a large glovebox placard proclaiming "Frank Sinatra Signature Edition". Inside, 16 cassette tapes of Sinatra titles were presented in a specially made Mark Cross leather case which were stored in a special locking console below the dashboard. 148 1981 and 279 1982 fs edition cars were manufactured and cost $1,078 ($3,027 in 2021 dollars ) above the normal sticker price of $20,988 ($58,933 in 2021 dollars ).
That's pretty cool that you have seen some.There were a few Frank Sinatras around Boise . One was owned by a retired preacher that had at least 5 Imperials . He purchased them all new and just kept them instead of trading them off. 1958 - 82’s. The Sinatra still had the fuel injection I believe . Its been 20 years since I stopped and chatted with him .
I owned a 59 Crown Coupe in the 90s so they caught my attention .
Just to point it out, the floor is concrete. It just has as much dust on it as the car has.All of this provided it's not gutted by rust underneath...I don't care how dry the climate is, earth floors always make me leery.
Promises to be a real stunning car in Starlight Blue.
Oh man ! That sucks . Would someone really spend 8k on a derby car ? If so I need to move fast on the one I found.They have a work around for that nowadays, Imperial only features…