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And here is Norm's former Imps of Omaha Parade car. These cars were purchased by the Tangier Shriners in Omaha Nebraska who flew up to Detroit and drove in group from the factory to Omaha Nebraska They then drove the matching cars in parades throughout the Midwest to promote and raise money for the activities they sponsor. They bought the first Imperial convertibles off the line from the 50's until 1968 when Imperial convertibles ceased production. At that time they switched to Caddy converts until they too ceased production in the mid 80's. Then they went to matching red 64-65 Mustang convertibles.
This is the correct original paint although the interior is now solid black instead of the unique black/gold/green seats it came from the factory with.
Norm tells me that after it's year in parades, this car was owned by a SAC (Strategic Air Command) general and was taken around the world as he was transferred to various military bases. It came back to California in the mid seventies and was purchased by the mid California distributor for Pepsi. before being sold to a school principal in Bakersfield California and then to Norm in 1998.
Options include Air Conditioning, power windows, power vents, power locks,dual 6 way bucket seats,signal seeking am/fm Radio,auto pilot,4 way flasher,Automatic headlight dimmer, inside trunk release, and tinted glass.
The 12/24/98 issue of Old Cars Weekly has a story on page 27 regarding the "Tangier Imps" motor unit of the Omaha Shriners chapter. Here's a summary:
The motor unit had been parading in home-made 1/2 scale race cars but decided on moving up to something larger and more impressive in 1957 and the new Imperial convertibles fit the bill. Each member of the Imps bought and maintained his own convertible for personal and Shrine events. 15-21 cars were bought each year thru the last year of the Imperial convertible in '68.
Here is a 67 Imps of Omaha Shriner car which has the original interior and is currently for sale in Lincoln, Nebraska
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