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1960 Imperial Crown Convertible

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    Mon, Dec 04, 2023
    8:48 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline22,455
  • LocationPin outlineLeesburg, Indiana
Mileage28,815 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" aesthetic 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 350 horsepower; and all Imperials were equipped with power steering, seats, brakes, and windows. Three trim levels were available: the Custom, LeBaron, and Crown, with the Crown Convertible receiving a fully hand-stitched leather interior among other upgrades as standard. Only 17,716 Imperials were manufactured in 1960, with the most exclusive being the Crown Convertible (excluding the Crown Limousine), of which only 618 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.

Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.


  • Offered from The Ferguson Collection

  • One of only 618 Crown Convertibles produced in 1960

  • Powered by a 413 cu-in V8 topped with a four-barrel carburetor, rated at 350 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque

  • Push-button, fully automatic TourqueFlight three-speed transmission 

  • Finished in black with a white pinpoint vinyl soft top

  • Mauve leather interior

  • Luxuriously appointed from the factory with the following extra-cost options:

    • Executive Special Group (Automatic Swivel Seats, Flight-Sweep Deck Lid, Power Door Locks)

    • Power Windows

    • Auto Beam Changer

    • Remote-Control Mirrors, Left and Right 

    • Golden Touch Tuner Radio with Power Antenna

  • Aftermarket Mark IV Medalist air conditioning has been added

  • Rides on 15-inch steel wheels wearing Imperial-branded wheel covers and Goodyear whitewall radial tires

  • The body retains its original factory undercoating

  • Available for the first time in 33 years

  • This Crown Convertible is offered with the five-digit odometer currently showing just over 28,800 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown 


  • Power-operated soft top

  • Chrome bumpers, front and rear

  • Dual headlights

  • Power steering

  • Power brakes

  • Aftermarket Model A “Ah-ooga” horn added

  • Elliptical steering wheel

  • Electric clock

  • Vanity mirror

  • Six-way power swivel seats

  • Folding center armrest, front and rear

  • Cigar lighters, front and rear

  • Ash receivers, front and rear

  • Map, glove compartment, and luggage compartment lights

  • Manual tilt-type inside rearview mirror

  • Carpeted luggage compartment

  • Dual exhaust outlets

  • Backup lights

Known Imperfections

  • Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years.  As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.

  • Some rust is present near the passenger door sill

  • Light pitting on exterior and interior chrome

  • Minor cracks in paint near the trunk lid corners

  • Dashboard cracking near the steering column

  • The hood cable is broken

  • The driver’s interior door handle is broken


  • Spare wheel and tire with cover

  • Jack

  • 1960 Imperial Operating and Maintenance Guide

  • Ownership documents 

  • Partial service records

Ownership History

This Crown Convertible was acquired by The Ferguson Collection in 1990.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle

Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email:


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