1927 Chrysler Imperial Series 80 History

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Imperial added new body styles and trim options to their car line-up for 1927.  There was  a new business coupe and a fully closed 5-passenger coupe.  There was also a special order Town car which had an open chauffeur compartment, leather roof covering, landau bars, dual sidemount spares and luxurious trim.  Basic engineering was little changed from 1926, though.  There was a reduction in tire size and a reduction in axle ratio to 4.10:1 which was done to reduce engine noises at top speed.

An Imperial made a high-speed, non-stop run of 6,726 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California to New York City's Brooklyn Bridge and back across country to Los Angeles, California.  The car's average speed was 40.2 miles per hour in a miraculous 8 days!!  












Information on this page was obtained from The Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990 by John Lee and Complete History of Chrysler by Richard Langworth.

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