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Richard Rowlands' 1956 Imperial Southampton Two-Door Hardtop

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Richard Rowlands of Los Angeles recently sent us pictures of his beautiful 1956 Imperial Southampton Two-Door Hardtop. Here's what he had to say about it.

An all-original, California car. Completely unrestored with only two previous owners. I bought this car from the second owner, a retired college economics professor who had owned the car since the late 1980's. It has been lovingly cared for by it's two previous owners with just over 64,000 miles. The car was purchased new in San Leandro, California and lived the first half of its life in Berkeley before moving south to the second owner in Claremont, just east of Los Angeles. I purchased it recently and drove it to its new home in Burbank, where it now resides. The car has a beautiful two-tone green leather interior and the Cloud White exterior still shines with very few flaws. Everything works and the car runs and drives beautifully.


  • 354 Hemi with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust
  • Push-Button TorqueFlite Transmission
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • Power Seat
  • Power Antenna
  • Solex Tinted Glass
  • Leather Interior
Richard has more photos of this car and others in his amazing collection at his website. We look forward to knowing more about his other Imperials soon!

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