1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

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Mileage1,813 Miles
Engine413 cu-in V8


Chrysler Corporation aimed to establish a distinct line of luxury vehicles with their new "Imperial" make in 1955, intended to rival Ford’s Lincoln and General Motors’ Cadillac. Although they shared drivetrain and suspension components with Chryslers, Imperials boasted unique styling that embraced the "Forward Look" aesthetics popularized by Virgil Exner, characterized by their tall tailfins and radical ‘gunsight’ taillights. These works of automotive sculpture were powered by 413 cu-in V8 producing 340-horsepower; and all Imperials were equipped with power steering, seats, brakes, and windows. For an additional $480, the Imperial could be upgraded from Custom to Crown trim, with the Crown Convertible receiving a fully hand-stitched leather interior among other upgrades as standard. Only 14,337 Imperials were manufactured in 1962, with the most exclusive being the Crown Convertible, of which only 554 were built. Perfectly encapsulating the automotive opulence of the 1960s, well-optioned and attractively-restored Imperials remain some of the most luxurious road-going machines available today. 

This car is part of the Retro Motors Collection, which comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. View the full collection here.


  • One of only 554 Imperial Crown Convertibles produced in 1962

  • Final model year to feature the free-standing ‘gunsight’ taillights, and the first model year to feature the ‘round Eagle’ hood ornament

  • Wears an attractive older restoration in Embassy Red with a beige leather interior and a beige convertible top

  • Luxuriously appointed from the factory with factory air conditioning, power windows, six-way power-adjustable seats, a power-retractable top, a remote driver-side mirror, and an AM radio

  • Powered by a 413 cu-in V8 topped with a Carter four-barrel carburetor and mated to a three-speed ‘A727’ TorqueFlite automatic transmission

  • The consignor reports mounting new tires and changing fluids in 2023 

  • Recently received minor cosmetic repairs to the hood and passenger door in April 2023 courtesy of Marcum's Paint & Body, Waxahachie, Texas

  • Displaying 1,813 miles on the odometer at the time of listing


  • 15-inch wheels with chrome covers and mounted with whitewall tires

  • Quadruple auto-dimming headlights

  • Vent windows

  • Chrome dual side mirrors, bumpers, side moldings, grille, and window surrounds

  • Analog clock 

  • Elliptical steering wheel

  • Power steering

  • Six-way power-adjustable front seats

  • Push-button AM radio with power antenna

  • Dual exhaust outlets

  • Power-assisted drum brakes

Known Imperfections

  • Minor paint bubble and paint crack in the lower driver’s side corner of the trunk lid 


  • Two keys 

  • Jack

  • Boot cover

  • Spare and spare cover

Ownership History

The Imperial was purchased by the consignor in 2022.

Additional Notes A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle. Contact: Hunter Harris Phone: 772.925.9304 E-mail:

Optional vehicle service contract available for $1,450. Learn more about the program here.


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