Mr. Drysdales Imperial

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Finally got out and about yesterday after pinching the nerve in my neck a few weeks back. Drove up to the convention center with my friend Celio (distant relative and fellow car show/auction buddy). As the 550mg of Neproxin finally kicked in, we paid and walked in to the convention center....

    There, directly in front of me, only one row back, it stood full drivers side perpendicular to my line of site.... Mr Drysdales Imperial convertible. Or at least, how I always thought it should look.

    One of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen.

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  2. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    An outstanding detail .......

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    Did you buy it?
     
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    HWYCRZR,, he did walk right " by it"...
    Does that count as a "buy it".... ? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I guess it’s all in the grammar.
     
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    A beautiful Imp!

    Is it really Drysdale's Imp???
     
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    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I have no idea. But I knew you’d all know what I was talking about and that you’d be able to conjure the image.
     
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    I love all the Mopar's on the Beverly Hillbillies!

    Always a joy to see even today!!!
     
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    That’s gorgeous!:wideyed:
     
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    Be careful. Every car that is shiny and under a million 4000k spotlights looks so unbelievably sexy that you'd sell the farm for it.
    Ask me about a '75 Olds Starfire in 1975.
     
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    That '75 H-car Starfire was a pretty spiffy item back then! Hopefully it had the Buick V-6 in it Manual trans?

    (BACK to the Imperial at hand . . . ) If that was really Drysdale's Imperial, there would be evidence of the windshield having been put back in it. They removed the windshields so the sound stage lights wouldn't reflect on the glass.

    Definitely a beautiful car, whether under those inside lights or not. That series of Imperials was supposed to be the Imperials which "out-Cadillaced Cadillac", with many finer details and materials, but nobody really noticed, it seemed. Still beautiful cars! Thanks for the great pictures!

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    That is one beautiful car. Very elegant, as it should be.
     
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    The Imp Looks very Nice ! It even has the center boot cover ! I bet the side covers are in the trunk
     
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    Gorgeous blue convertible - Mr. Drysdale usually had LeBarons, (except for '67 when he rode in a Mobile Director), it was Ms. Jane Hathaway (the secretary) who drove a convertible, but it was usually a smaller Plymouth Belvedere or Dodge Coronet. THANKS for posting.
     
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    A perfect banker's car. Too bad the top was up.
     
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    I thought I only say Mr Drysdale in an Imperial convertible over all those years but when I googled images of his car. Funny what we choose to remember.