Imperial dealership sign

Imperial

  1. SGT FURY

    SGT FURY Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    image.jpeg Got this imperial dealership sign at a garage sale. Originally came from Jim Rose Chrysler Plymouth in Northern Calif.
     
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    Nice , some years ago there was a very big and rare neon Imperial sign for sale from the fifties iiac ; think it was 25000,-dollar.:confused:
     
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    If you ever get sick of it...:rolleyes:
     
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    I dream about finding something like that at a garage sale...
     
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    I have the same one. Still works with the old style ballast and all. Probably my most prized Imperialabilia item.
    Cell phone camera 2 137.jpg
     
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    Imperialist Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I have been looking for the big outdoor Imperial sign panel for 30 years to no avail. The holy grail of signs. Probably all gone. 1972 chrysler dealership.jpg
     
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    kingbowl93 Active Member

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    What a beautiful picture into the past. I wish the new car dealers still looked like this with those great cars.
     
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    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    I wondered about aquiring this exact sign myself. But even if one pops up it´ll be offered at 5k or more which I would never pay for a decoration
    article. So how hard can it be to build one ? You need to build a metal frame, cut plexiglass to fit into the frame, glue a color screen from the inside and cut
    out the lettering. Install some kind of LEDs or neon bulbs and voila ... I think it should be a way easier project than restoring a car
     
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  11. Imperialist

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    I wonder what the size of that panel was? 4' x 8'?
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It’s every bit as wide as the cars below it.
     
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    Good friend of mine who’s parents owned a bar back in the early 1960’s told me that when his parents did quit the business they tossed what is now valuable Coke and Beer memrobila in the dumpster. I’m sure the same happened with most imperial things once Chrysler dropped imperial in 1975
     
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    If you have 61 Plymouth parts,your talking my language!!!
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    The signs were administered by a (possibly generic) sign company near the dealership. Or one contracted by Chrysler. That's usually where any old sign goes to be "archived", typically.

    Just some thoughts,
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    Agreed but I would think any smaller imperial stuff was fair game for whoever, or tossed.
     
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