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For Sale on Facebook:  1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible in Clifton, New Jersey  -  $125,000  -  Must be a member of Facebook to access Seller's contact information

 

                                                                                                           On 9/1, Seller reduced price to $120,000

 

LInk:  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1437930046407140/

 

Seller's Description:

1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible

Driven 1,000 miles

Automatic transmission

Exterior color: Blue · Interior color: White

Beautiful and rare fully restored turn key 61 Imperial!  Clean title.  Asking 125k OBO.

 

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1 hour ago, deaddds said:

I must be getting crusty now I’m over 50 but seems for 125 large a guy would actually wash the car and detail the engine bay before taking photos. Is there a new category for barn find mostly full restoration?

 

Don't feel bad because I was going to ask the exact same thing. Also, what does "driven 1000 miles" mean? :huh:

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2 hours ago, deaddds said:

I must be getting crusty now I’m over 50 but seems for 125 large a guy would actually wash the car and detail the engine bay before taking photos. Is there a new category for barn find mostly full restoration?

 

And remove the fuzzy dice. Despite dice, dirt and dust, I do desire that delectable droptop. 😁

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3 hours ago, The 55er said:

A fishing expedition, for 125K that car should be lower mileage and absolute perfection in every detail. I'd think the seller should be asking about 1/3 of the price if it was actually for sale. 

 

It appears to be a very nice car, maybe #2 condition,

though it's not presented well when covered with dust

and stationary in the garage.  I was thinking that the

asking price of $125,000 was too high, but such an

Imperial convertible would bring much more than $40,000!

 

What does everyone think?  At least $80,000?

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As noted by others, missing (deleted/ removed) OE heater system, aftermarket A/C system, tons of non-original details, etc., but alternator is correct (introduced by Chrysler Corp, in ‘61), so is power brake booster (oval “canister” type introduced  in ‘59 & used thru ‘61, the earlier “accordion” type was in use from ‘57 thru ‘59, but many earlier types were eventually replaced with later ones during rebuild/repair services).

 

Seeing interior pictures like these always makes me wonder how many (white ?) naugas lost their hides to cover all that.

 

Also, from the looks of it, I wouldn’t be surprised if purchase price (whatever it would be) turns to be just an entry fee to big league spending, even if a nice reliable “driver” quality is next owners objective, let alone if those desires/objectives include something aching the car being concours judging correct (=easily requiring another five figures for everything shown on photos, etc).

 

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18 hours ago, deaddds said:

I must be getting crusty now I’m over 50 but seems for 125 large a guy would actually wash the car and detail the engine bay before taking photos. Is there a new category for barn find mostly full restoration?

This is something that if you want 125K for you had better detail it out and have incredibly good pictures (aka - not the barn find people would pay big money for). 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to 1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible - "Beautiful and Rare" - NJ - Not Mine - 9/1 Price Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to 1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible -"Beautiful & Rare"- NJ - Not Mine - 12/2 Washed, Waxed & on Ebay!

On 12/2, Seller listed a Buy-It-Now auction on Ebay.  -  Buy-It-Now Price: $120,000 OBO  -  No phone # provided.  For questions, contact Ebay Seller: artek2213

 

Link:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/324402740357/1961-Chrysler-imperial-Convertible

 

Seller's Description:

1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible

  • Driven 79,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Blue · Interior color: White
  • Clean title.

 

Very rare 1961 Chrysler Imperial that has been restored over the years. The car has 79k original miles, the power train has been rebuilt a few years ago. The interior was reupholstered and the body was painted as well. The car is turn key and ready for a new driver.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to 1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible -"Beautiful & Rare"- NJ - Not Mine - 12/2 Washed, Waxed & on Ebay! Photos!

Hi Guys; , I can say this Imp has been messed with in a major way, being a long time Mopar man and owner of Imperials. The entire factory heater core, A/C unit has been removed. Notice the aftermarket A/C Compressor, would have been an RV2 originally. now has an underdash unit. Fine for Sunny climates, I guess, but no help when you need a defrost or heater! Better hope it  sells to someone in Arizona!

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to 1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible -"Beautiful & Rare"- NJ - Not Mine - 12/2 on Ebay! - 1/1 No Sale
On 8/18/2020 at 7:54 PM, The 55er said:

A fishing expedition, for 125K that car should be lower mileage and absolute perfection in every detail. I'd think the seller should be asking about 1/3 of the price if it was actually for sale. 


 

For 125k it should come with ten keys of  Peruvian Gold blow in the trunk. At least then someone would want it at that price.

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I believe that firewall cover up was to fill in all the holes from the heating system that was removed.  Someone wasn't thinking of course when they did it as it now stands out like a sore thumb.  The rest looks to have been not a rusty a shell,  so the firewall would never have rusted that bad that you would replace it like that as the jambs and everything else would have been rusted as bad. 

I'm pretty sure as much as some people think might think the estimates are low we keep throwing out there, 61 Imperials are not well loved cars. Seems even the overseas crowd stops at right around 1960 in their lust for Forward look Mopars.   Atleast with what I experienced when selling NOS parts to overseas buyers. 

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5 hours ago, edinmass said:


 

For 125k it should come with ten keys of  Peruvian Gold blow in the trunk. At least then someone would want it at that price.

Where's John DeLorean when you need him? 😄

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2 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Where's John DeLorean when you need him? 😄


DeLorean had quality control problems with the car....and the coke. It was from Columbia............🤭

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