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This is a great picture of a 1967 Crown in action on the open road, doing what they do best. The large rear window is found on all non-convertible '67 Imperials except the LeBaron. This particular car does not have the optional vinyl top or triple white ring whitewalls but of course still looks fantastic. This ad photo shows the smaller rear window along with the extra side trim found on the LeBarons. All LeBarons are four doors with frameless side windows. From what is visible, this car does not have the optional headrests or the shoulder belts. These may have been removed for photographic purposes. This particular model has the optional full vinyl top. Imperials employed extensive use of wood veneer on the inside of these cars with faux wood trim found on the outside. Imperial Sedans were the entry level Imperials for this year with some major differences worth noting. The doors on these Sedans are not interchangeable with non Sedan Imperials of the same year, this is due to full frames around the windows. 4-door hardtop - with all the windows down on a hardtop model the lack of a center post gave a real open air feel to the driving experience. All 1967 Imperials had cornering lights for the first time, which made for a much easier time to park on dark nights. The cornering lights are equipped with two bulbs, one that is activated by the headlight switch with the actual cornering light being activated by the turn signal system. The actual rectangular turn signal lights are found in the bumper to be located directly under the quad headlights. This photo of an Imperial Convertible at a car display is a stunning example of what one could expect when a person purchased one of these. Drivers of these convertibles could count on seeing others like it only rarely due to only 577 of these models produced for the year. This shows the translucent steering wheel used on this year of Imperials with the thin rim of metal inside. All Imperials of this year had extensive use of real wood trim interspersed throughout the interior. The radio compartment has a flip down cover to close when not in use. On the LeBaron model the glove compartment door is black with LeBaron script on it. Haze Green Coupe Here's a good shot of a Crown roofline. The LeBaron and Sedan used the same roof stamping, each of which are about 1" taller than that found on the Crown; the LeBaron is distinguished by use of the small formal back window. This view of a Sedan side, shows the chrome frame around the window, which is what differentiates the Sedan from the Crown and LeBaron. This picture shows the center pillar used on the Sedans, as well as the chrome door edge guards. The chrome door edge guards were an extra-cost option for all Imperials, except for the top of line model. This is a nice example of the color Haze Green, and the lovely look of all that Chrome Grille coming at you! Another example of the 1967 front end, this time on a convertible. This shows the wonderful wood instrument panel, and the tilt-telescope wheel. And another angle of the interior. This shows the dash, speedometer and wood insets on the instrument panel. The warning light is on which indicates low fuel, overheating, etc. It is the general warning light! This picture also shows the non-tilt/telescope wheel. The back corners of the Imperials were equipped with chrome which were not connected to the center portion of the bumper. The rectangular reverse lights were integrated into the main portion of the bumper and had a small strip of chrome that ran horizontal in the middle of the lens. This Imperial shows the proper placement of the Imperial script on the trunk, the LeBaron had additional small rectangular LeBaron badge to the upper left of the Imperial script. Golden Gas Door If you look in the 1967 Imperial brochure, every shot of the rear of the car clearly shows the insert for the fuel filler door in gold, not the plain silver metal that ultimately went into production. Being in the car brochure business, and knowing how accountants can change designer's wishes between prototype and production, I decided during my restoration to pay a quiet tribute to what I believe to be the designer's wish and make my fuel filler door insert gold, even though I'm usually a purist to production specs. IML member Chris H. This shows the rear of a Crown. The LeBaron has the smaller formal back window. Rear Reflector The trunk was spacious and came with a carpeted spare tire cover. The mounting location of spare tire varied, depending on whether or not the car was equipped with dual air conditioning. And the three-quarters view of the convertible. Nice view of brake lights, back-up light, and bumperette. The taillights for this year had narrowly spaced decorative horizontal chrome ribs, which continued the car's strong linear overall styling theme (overall length had been reduced from 1966, yet the new design appeared to be longer). The vertical supports for the chrome strips were painted red so they became invisible against the taillamps, leaving only the continuous horizontal theme. Another one. The gas tank filler is found behind the round portion which swings down for access to the gas cap. This particular style of gas filler cover is used only for 1967, the following year also used a round cover but the style had changed. Here's a close up look at the hood ornament. The Front Cornering lights are framed out in chrome with a black strip painted in between. This script is found on the front fenders and demonstrates the use of wood grain on various trim items on the outside of Imperials for this year. Trunklid script - close-up of the flowing script used on the rear of the '67 Imperials. This emblem is found on the fender. These markers located on both front fenders, show how simulated wood was used on the outside. This same wood grain was also used on the door handles. This is the standard air cleaner setup on Imperials for 1967, a dual snorkel high performance setup was optional. The top center portion of the air cleaner assembly has what is commonly referred to as a “pie plate” insert. This insert is not firmly attached to the air filter assembly and is gold in color. From this photo, you can see that Chrysler used torsion bars instead of the traditional coil springs for the hood. A closer view of the air cleaner. Here's a fine example of what the engine compartment should look like. This is the only wheel cover available on Imperials for 1967, which helped give Imperials a formal look.