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'81 Imperial


Mahoning63
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The 4 inches came from speculation on Jim Dunne's part back in 1977:

 

https://www.indieauto.org/2022/12/30/its-too-bad-that-late-70s-big-chryslers-didnt-become-stretched-volares/

 

The work-up started with the Imperial coupe so it has the same windshield as Mirada and Cordoba, which might be why they look similar. It's front overhang has also been brought in to more or less match theirs.

 

Would have been best if the car had an independent rear suspension.

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Looks kind of like a Chevy Nova sedan of the same period. All the unique Imperial good looks have been erased. Now it's just another ho-hum '80s square sedan.

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On 1/3/2023 at 8:20 AM, Mahoning63 said:

The 4 inches came from speculation on Jim Dunne's part back in 1977:

 

https://www.indieauto.org/2022/12/30/its-too-bad-that-late-70s-big-chryslers-didnt-become-stretched-volares/

Chrysler may not have stretched the F/M body, but they did stretch the K-car:  https://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/cohort-classic-1983-86-chrysler-executive-limousine-pardon-me-do-you-have-any-frenchs-mustard/

 

Craig

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  • 2 weeks later...

There was at least one built.  I saw it parked in downtown Atlanta around 1982.  I wish I had a camera with me, but I didn't at the time.  It appeared to have at least a 6" stretch.  

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