Bought this 1974 Imperial LeBaron 4dr today

Moparmania

New Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2020
Messages
33
Reaction score
98
Location
Beverly Hills, Michigan
IMG_1632.jpg
IMG_1635.jpg
288018404_4797202467051115_4037269316268189142_n.jpg
288336956_5183120138430666_4660877092183445578_n.jpg



I bought this today from the 2nd owner's estate who was a Chrysler employee who bought it off the executive lot on Lynch Road. The executive who ordered it and drove it for 2200 miles, was Alan G. Loofbourrow, who was hired in 1935 by Walter P. Chrysler and reached the level of Vice President, Director of Engineering. He and Virgil Exner brought the 1960 Valiant to market. He retired in 1977 and passed away in 1990.

The car has 86k original miles and has been sleeping for the past 13 years. It has the factory P42 Security system. Hope to get it running soon, needs a good cleaning, tires, and brakes. More info and pics to follow. Hubcaps and skirts are in the trunk. Glad to be here.
 

Boydsdodge

Well-Known Member
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
784
Reaction score
1,026
Location
Toronto Canada
View attachment 541370 View attachment 541371 View attachment 541374 View attachment 541375


I bought this today from the 2nd owner's estate who was a Chrysler employee who bought it off the executive lot on Lynch Road. The executive who ordered it and drove it for 2200 miles, was Alan G. Loofbourrow, who was hired in 1935 by Walter P. Chrysler and reached the level of Vice President, Director of Engineering. He and Virgil Exner brought the 1960 Valiant to market. He retired in 1977 and passed away in 1990.

The car has 86k original miles and has been sleeping for the past 13 years. It has the factory P42 Security system. Hope to get it running soon, needs a good cleaning, tires, and brakes. More info and pics to follow. Hubcaps and skirts are in the trunk. Glad to be here.
Great looking car. Lots of cleaning will bring that back to a really nice looker. Looks like most of the original parts are intact under the hood.
 

detmatt

Old Man with a Hat
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2010
Messages
27,087
Reaction score
24,550
Very well bought my friend!
Some of you may recognize the back of my building there, it’s acted as a staging area for several fine members C bodies and this one is no exception.
 

Moparmania

New Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2020
Messages
33
Reaction score
98
Location
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Very well bought my friend!
Some of you may recognize the back of my building there, it’s acted as a staging area for several fine members C bodies and this one is no exception.
Thanks Matt, I wouldn't have it today if it wasn't for you turning me on to Imperials and your help along the way!
 

mobileparts

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
1,103
Reaction score
786
Congratulations on your new toy --- interior looks plush, yet --- nice.....

I have *** N.O.S. *** Asbestos *** Brake Pads for that car --- a wise investment,
Particularly on the Rears ---
A) I ONLY Have a couple sets....
B) They are Unobtanium in the " regular " world....
C) The Rear Rotors are Non - existent.....
D) *** N.O.S. *** Asbestos *** Brake Pads don't rip up Rotors to smithereens....

Good Luck with your new ride... P.M. me, as per forum rules, if interested in the most important choices for your ride.....

Yours, Craig......
 

CBODY67

Old Man with a Hat
Joined
Mar 27, 2011
Messages
7,778
Reaction score
4,879
Nice car! I really like that it is blue, too!

Worst thing I see is that cracked Rim Blow steering wheel. Might see if you can find a normal Tilt-A-Scope non-Rim Blow steering wheel to replace it. Check to see that the horn spring in the turn signal switch is not too weak to make contact with the steering wheel horn parts, too.

It'll be a VERY nice car when it's all cleaned up and operational!

GREAT history, too! Thanks @detmatt for helping orchestrate the deal!

Enjoy!
CBODY67
 

detmatt

Old Man with a Hat
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2010
Messages
27,087
Reaction score
24,550
Congratulations on your new toy --- interior looks plush, yet --- nice.....

I have *** N.O.S. *** Asbestos *** Brake Pads for that car --- a wise investment,
Particularly on the Rears ---
A) I ONLY Have a couple sets....
B) They are Unobtanium in the " regular " world....
C) The Rear Rotors are Non - existent.....
D) *** N.O.S. *** Asbestos *** Brake Pads don't rip up Rotors to smithereens....

Good Luck with your new ride... P.M. me, as per forum rules, if interested in the most important choices for your ride.....

Yours, Craig......
I actually have a set of NOS pads for the rear if/when he needs.
 

mobileparts

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
1,103
Reaction score
786
D93 / 7029 D 93 are the Rear Brake Pads --- why do you have a set ??? Detmatt ....
Do you have 1 of those Imperials, also ??!!
 

413

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2019
Messages
1,361
Reaction score
1,473
Location
NW USA
General note: Save your old pads and shoes as they can be relined at a full service brake shop. they are in most major cities. If you don’t live near one call them and see if you can ship then in and get them relined.
 

cbarge

World Famous Barge in a Budget
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2010
Messages
4,918
Reaction score
8,076
Location
Kingston Ontario Eh?
Very well bought my friend!
Some of you may recognize the back of my building there, it’s acted as a staging area for several fine members C bodies and this one is no exception.
Yeah..That big blue lump was not there Monday!! Lol!

Great score and even greater back story!
 

USSMOPAR

Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2017
Messages
195
Reaction score
122
Location
left coast
wow, preserve this one

Do not use asbestos brake materials - use modern technology linings that outperform any asbestos lining.

Dematt - this is for you- Please call Sammy @RCB and he will set you straight as far as lining materials. Please call him and report back. He speaks mopar fluently

585-924-3717 RCB Ask them about asbestos


 

detmatt

Old Man with a Hat
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2010
Messages
27,087
Reaction score
24,550
D93 / 7029 D 93 are the Rear Brake Pads --- why do you have a set ??? Detmatt ....
Do you have 1 of those Imperials, also ??!!
No I don’t but I do accumulate lots of parts And these just happened to be included in one of the last lots.
A0BF9474-88C9-4CB3-B765-F6B8926BA801.jpeg
 

detmatt

Old Man with a Hat
FCBO Gold Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2010
Messages
27,087
Reaction score
24,550
wow, preserve this one

Do not use asbestos brake materials - use modern technology linings that outperform any asbestos lining.

Dematt - this is for you- Please call Sammy @RCB and he will set you straight as far as lining materials. Please call him and report back. He speaks mopar fluently

585-924-3717 RCB Ask them about asbestos


If they’re even semi metallic I’m not interested. You seen the cost of these rotors some of us have to buy?
 

Moparmania

New Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2020
Messages
33
Reaction score
98
Location
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Back to my Imperial, LOL....

This is the inventory card from the Lynch Road lot. Looks like they added radial tires and an Automatic Height Control from a different 1975 car?

IMG_1637.jpg
 

USSMOPAR

Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2017
Messages
195
Reaction score
122
Location
left coast
LOL, this is too much fun You guys are so smart
try the web!!!!

Semi-metallic brake pads are the sweet spot for vehicles of all sizes and types, including high-performance vehicles and race cars. These pads have the broadest range of practical use at an affordable price.

Available in the market since the 1980s, semi-metallic pads have seen much improvement. Brake manufacturers compete for the consumer market, so consumers can find semi-metallic brake pads in any price range for every vehicle.

The name, semi-metallic, comes from the use of metal in the pad material. The amount of metal varies by manufacturer and ranges from 30% to 70% of the brake pad friction material.

Historically, some of the metals that have be
 
Top