Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS


Rare 1968 Chrysler Imperial Coupe~Mobile Director For Sale

THE CAR

Ultra rare 'Mobile Director' option

* Formerly part of the Chandler Smith Collection
* Imported from Texas, USA in 2014
* Featured in Classic & Sports Car magazine

'Here is a car for the real-life Don Drapers of the Mad Men era; a vehicle of Martini-quaffing sophistication from Detroit's last great golden age, when it still had the confidence to create unashamedly massive saloons with refined powertrains and imaginative world-class luxury features.' – Classic & Sports Car, November 2015.

As if building an 18½ft-long, two-door, pillar-less coupé powered by a 7.2-litre V8 engine wasn't enough, Chrysler's marketing department though it would be a good idea to offer its 'Mobile Director' package on the already way-over-the-top Imperial Crown. Priced at a little under $600, (around 10% of the cost of the car), 'Mobile Director' consisted of a rotating front passenger seat, a foldout table, and a high-intensity reading lamp which, when deployed, converted the interior into an on-the-road office.

This in addition to the already generous standard specification, to which this particular car adds air conditioning, a Tilt-A-Scope adjustable steering wheel, and automatic headlight dipping. 'Mobile Director' was offered only in 1967 and '68, it being estimated that 182 were sold in the first year and anywhere between 10 and 55 in the second, making this ultimate version of the Imperial Crown one of the rarest of post-war American luxury automobiles. Total Imperial Crown production for 1967 and '68 amounted to 26,159 cars.

HISTORY

The example offered here was sold new to its first owner in Minneapolis, Minnesota, subsequently passing into the long-term ownership of collector Chandler Smith in Texas, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in 2014. The following year, this Imperial Crown featured in Classic & Sports Car magazine (November issue) a copy of which is on file.

Issued by Hammons Garage of Forth Worth, Texas, there are numerous invoices on file relating to the car's time with Chandler Smith. Dating from 2010 onwards, they include charges for fitting a new brake master cylinder; rebuilds of the starter motor, carburettor, and radio; refitting the re-cored radiator; and replacing the rear suspension leaf springs, the latter being done for the current vendor. Additional documentation consists of the old Texas title deed, UK importation paperwork, a V5C Registration certificate, current MoT, and the factory build sheet.

The car also comes with an owner's handbook. A wonderful opportunity to own 'The American Dream' on wheels.
Price £17500 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Chrysler
Model Imperial
  Imperial Coupe~Mobile Director
Year 1968
Mileage 33,000 miles
Country UK
Region Worcestershire
Town Cirencester
Telephone 07798 797262
Status Private
E-mail
Date 29-May-2019
Ref C1116824
  This advert viewed 535 times Login to edit this advert

Similar Adverts
1960 Imperial LeBaron 4DR HT

1960 Imperial Le Baron 4DR HT ..All Original ..Restored ..Numbers Matching ..35,000 Miles ..New White Paint May 2011 ..New Blue Interior Nov 2011 ..Photos of New Interior taken Oct 2015 ..New Chrome Bumpers June 2011 ..All Stainless & Trim Polished ..Mechanics All Checked and is Sound ..Runs .....

  • £
  • 09-Jul-2019
  • USA
  • Private
1955 Imperial 354 Hemi

1955 Imperial 354 Hemi ..Rare ..Low Production Car ..77,824 Miles ..Black Paint ..Black Interior ..354 Hemi V8 Engine ..4-BBL Carb ..Engine Bay Clean ..Louvers on Hood ..Automatic Trans 2-Speed ..Power Steering ..Power Brakes ..WWW Tires ..Needs some chrome & interior work ..Fairly Fresh .....

  • £
  • 26-Jun-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1956 Imperial Southampton 2DR HT

1956 Imperial Southampton 2DR HT ..Nice Looking Car ..354ci Hemi Engine ..Automatic Trans ..Cloud White Paint Nice ..Surf Green Roof ..2-Tone Green Interior ..Dash Looks Nice ..Radio ..Asking 23,000 Euros ..Offers Invited ..e-Mail or Call ..Call Rod: 001-712-767-2363 ..Mobile Phone: 001-402-651-5521.....

  • £
  • 09-Jul-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1954 Imperial Custom 2DR Coupe

1954 Imperial Custom 2DR Coupe ..Very Rare Car ..All Original ..No Rust ..Maroon Paint ..Cream Roof ..Push Button Radio ..331/235hp V8 Engine ..Automatic Transmission ..Power Brakes ..Power Steering ..Power Windows ..Power Seat ..New Tires ..New Brakes ..New Ignition ..New Exhaust ..New .....

  • £
  • 11-May-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 1931

For sale! Unique example of Chrysler Imperial 1931 The car is 100% original and fully functional. Complete paper work. By clicking link below you can see the car being driven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drlIouiuVCw Anyone interested please contact Me on: Mob: 07809479415 Email: .....

  • £49000
  • 17-Jun-2019
  • Poland
  • Private
1964 Chrysler Imperial

1964 Imperial Convertible Presenting a 1964 Imperial convertible finished in the original Persian white, with a black convertible top. Just a super driver, power everything, cold air conditioning, and more. Top functions as it should, just a pretty car and drives good as it looks. $22,800.00 USD .....

  • £
  • 08-Jul-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1963 Stunning Imperial Crown Hardtop Sedan

1963 Chrysler Imperial Hardtop Sedan This amazing Chrysler Imperial Crown Hardtop Sedan was built in 1963 but it looks like a modern car, has many exceptional features like double a/c, cruisecontrol etc.etc. It looks almost like new. has not many miles and drives like new, it has a big and powerful .....

  • £21800
  • 21-May-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
1982 Chrysler Imperial *Sammlerst?ck*Sehr Originaler Top Zu

A really beautiful and stylish Imperial from 1982! The white paint is in good condition and has beautifully bordeaux red pinstriping. The chrome is in good state, but has some signs of use. This car runs and drives well and is equipped with the 5.2 liter V8 engine which will ensure you'll have .....

  • £10300
  • 28-Jun-2019
  • Germany
  • Trade
1966 Chrysler Imperial Cabrio Inkl. Deutsche Brief

This Imperial is in a good and mostly original condition. With only 514 builds, this is a very rare car. The interior is in a well maintained condition. The dashboard, the door panels and all seats are in a very good condition. The chairs have new real leather. The paint is in a marvelous .....

  • £21600
  • 04-Jul-2019
  • Germany
  • Trade
1965 Imperial Crown Convertible

Spectacular condition Only 39,183 believed-to-be actual miles! Rare & desirable 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible One of only 633 built Original California car Stunning factory color combination Includes original owner’s manual (with original vehicle identification) and extra keys Excellent .....

  • £31822
  • 08-May-2019
  • USA
  • Trade