after lots of searching found this 73 imperial

Imperial

  1. lbone

    lbone New Member

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    for about the last 5 years I have been in love with the big ol fuselage Chryslers ultimately hoping one day I would stumble across a 72-73 triple black unicorn imperial.
    Well realistically that just isn't going to happen so when this guy popped up I jumped on it.
    although the car looks as though it has been taken care of, there is some rot that needs to be fixed mainly rear doors 1/4 work and some small patches on the floors from plugged vents. the vinyl roof is shot and a bit of rust around the rear window also.
    Its a bit rougher then I was hoping for as I just wanted a driver but since these things are so hard to find and the demo derby guys are scooping them all up I wasn't going to let them get it.
    even though it is a 73 it has a steel crank 440 in it

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  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I love it! Good on you for grabbing it. It seems like the derbies are plentiful in your region.
     
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    Congrats, looks like a nice find!
     
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    lbone New Member

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    They are and these demo guys are getting desperate. In Manitoba we have the steel rolling mills so old steel is hard to find. I have seen these guys take minty 1 owner estate cars and enter them into a derby! they are sneaky and convince the owner that loved and cared for the car that they want to restore and enjoy the car and drive away with it for a song, only to see a week later the parting out ad on a local online for sale page.
     
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  5. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    Nice start and nice colors. It's refreshing to see someone willing to repair one that's less-than-perfect. Good luck with it.
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    I was thinking that many model years of Imperials were outlawed on the demolition derby circuits? Too much mass that had lots of distance between the front of the car and the radiator and quarter panels that were a long way from the end of the car. Many GM cars didn't have that much strength, back then.

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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    Always GOOD to see a "survivor" that will be "put back right" by its new owner!

    Nice car in pretty good condition, it appears.

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    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    They let you run them in "unlimited" classes, which is basically other Imperials and cars with added reinforcement.

    I hate that I know this.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats! Looks like it is great condition!
     
  11. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    I really like this one and IMHO the blue cloth bench is one of the nicest options to have .. just like the blue Imp has
    that belongs to @Megawattkid
     
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    garyh Well-Known Member

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    Glad you saved the Imp.from a God Damn Derbier !
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Good for you.
     
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  14. DocMcNeedy

    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks for saving her...are you in Minnesota? **Nevermind I see it's in Canada...If you bring her back home swing by Prior Lake Mn.
     
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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Another beautiful 73 imperial. Well done for saving her.
     
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    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm outside in the sun with phone ...I can't tell if your beauty is B7 in your photos and in comparison to the Carlisle Imperial below which I think is B9 and Lance's @Megawattkid I know is B5...do you have fender tag pic?
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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like B9 to me, lovely car. Hope your 4 are in good health.
     
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  18. DocMcNeedy

    DocMcNeedy "Iggy my Mc-Bum-Fuk" FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks! two here at the house and other two in Mankato shop. I have to swing down there for a photoshoot or video. Just waiting for tags to come in mail first to kill two birds with one stone....ya know?
     
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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes, can't wait until mine is here. Oh well, good mechanics who'll do the best job so that's good.
     
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    Nice ride. Funny, I am starting to look at the 70-72 Imps and 71 300s.
     
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