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1951-1952 Crown Imperial


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Can't believe that there is no action in the Imperial forum. Lets talk about these beauties. I had one of each. A 1951 7 passenger that was used by Princess Elizabeth when she toured Canada prior to becoming Queen and a 1952 Limousine that was bought by a Kuwait sheik and destroyed during the invasion by Iraq. Amazingly enough I sold the 51 to a gent in Canada who in turn sold it to the very same Kuwait sheik who was rebuilding his collection years later. Still have a few parts for the cars. Anybody out there own or ever owned on of these? 

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Your response will be very limited as I don't believe production ever exceeded 100 each year.   

 

I remember reading an article in Special Interest Autos on a 1949 Crown Imperial limousine, where they stated only 45 of those were produced.  7-passenger sedans may be double that amount.   And Dodge and DeSoto also offered 7-passenger sedans in those years as well.

 

Craig

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Still out there..........thanks for posting the pictures of your beautiful cars. 

A museum in San Marcos TX a few years back had the Newport and the 39 Chrysler but that collection was sold. 

I recently saw another Newport  in a collection in Dallas  but both were the earlier version

41 Chrysler newport.jpg

chrysler 39.jpg

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3 hours ago, Barney Eaton said:

Here is another Newport that was in a collection in Texas ....probably still there. 

1941 NEWPORT.JPG

This was at the Atwell Museum in Kerrville, Texas.   Closed to the public around year 2000, the cars which resided there have much more recently been removed.  Fates of each individually are unknown to me.   The car shown received a Packard straight 8 engine many decades ago.

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Having owned a car with A-L brakes, my understanding was it is all about PARTS. It was just a very few years after they were discontinued that the parts became obsolete and near impossible to find. The design is quite simple. The cylinders can be sleeved. The lining pads would have to be created by a friction products specialist (like the biggest brake reline shop in a major city).

I do have the rest of the manual pages of which this is the cover.

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Here is a photo of the 1953 Chrysler Imperial, owned by the city of New York, I that worked on, getting back on the road a number of years ago.  We did have to make new brake springs and replace parts in one of the adjuster to get one of the brakes to work.  The brakes were relined by a company that did elevator brakes.

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