1939 Gray Chrysler Imperial on Ebay

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This excellent example of a 1939 Chrysler Imperial was offered for sale on Ebay in July of 2011.

Here is what the seller had to say about this Imperial:









This fabulous car is believed to have resided in South Florida its entire life. Bought by an Orlando collector last fall, it seems like this car is very original except for one repaint long ago.

The single stage repaint in it's original Dove Gray has held up exceptionally well and is evidence of no body work or rust when repainted. I am not an expert on this car, but it is thought the interior and headliner are original, maybe new carpet added at some point a while back.

Traveling less than 1,000 miles per year, you will be the only one at a show with a car like this!!! Not a perfect car, but a very nice example of an original condition 1939 Imperial.

Very nice chrome inside and out !!!

It is equipped with its original Chrysler 324 cubic inch Straight Eight engine and original semi-automatic three speed manual transmission. You can shift into second and third gears by letting off the gas pedal and shifting... no clutch necessary.

The car drives like new and has all new brakes and tires. The spare in the trunk may be original, very nice Chrysler hubcaps and chrome trim rings.

The odometer and all gauges work except the speedometer. I am contacting my instrument services vendor about a repair.

Always garage kept, pampered and serviced, this car could not be in nicer original condition.

This car has been detailed and ready to drive or show.




100% laser straight, rust free sheet metal

Perfect floor pans and undercarriage

Very nice older single stage repaint in original Dove Gray

Very nice quality chrome

Believed original gray interior, side & door panels

Original Chrysler Straight Eight engine and semi-manual transmission

Factory radio - my vendor may be able to repair

Very nice Chrysler hubcaps, trim rings and wide white radial tires

Believed original spare and very nice trunk compartment

70K original pampered garage kept miles

Please remember, this is a 72 year old car.

I am representing it as accurately as I can based on my knowledge and have tried to give as much information as possible. It is being sold without warranty and as is...

It drives and handles like brand new !!!!


There are over 80 pictures listed below and there are many many detail shots and nice close-ups of various parts of the car. These photos should be an excellent resource for anyone looking to restore or just admire a very fine survivor with minimal restoration performed.


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