59 Imperial Station Wagon

Imperial

  1. Jonas

    Jonas New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Probably not that common:

    In Swedish and just a short glimpse at the end but there will be another episode later with more info...kind of cool.
     
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    He does have a nice collection…!!!:thumbsup:
     
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    He sure is an eclectic collector....wish it was in English and more info and video in the '59 Imperial wagon. I suspect it is a hearse.
     
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    The imperial is one of 3 made as prototypes ...this being the only one left. He bought it -80..quite unique.
     
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    I think it looks like it was done by a coachbuilder that normally made hearses, not a Chrysler factory prototype. In one of the old pics on the page that @Jonas linked to above, you can see that it had 2 rows of seats, so the back would be too short to fit a coffin though.

    The roof slopes up, following the lines of the fins. The rear pillars are made of curved glass. These are the kind of things you'd expect to see in a 50's hearse conversion, so it's easier to see the coffin inside. Also, I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the tailgate opens like this:

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    Jonas New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Probably...but then again...a 2 door and a back seat...some small coffins.