Elijah Scott's 1965 Imperial LeBaron 


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In November of 1999, I purchased this 1965 Imperial LeBaron four door hardtop, a beautiful car with its black exterior, black vinyl top, and red leather interior. This Imperial is one of 2,164 LeBarons produced for the 1965 model year. At the time of purchase, the odometer on this car showed 89,370 miles, which I believe to be correct (I haven't put a lot of mileage on the car since buying it). This LeBaron is a low-optioned car with standard (non-tilt/telescopic) steering column, power windows, power door locks, power bench seat, air conditioning, and am search tune radio. As much as I enjoy the many nifty features available on Imperials of this vintage, I was pleased to find one that was fairly basic, since that makes it a bit easier to get everything in working order.

The exterior of this car is in very good condition. All body panels are straight with no dents, no rust, and no repairs that I have been able to find. Paint is a very poor quality repaint, but would probably respond well to buffing. There are some scuffs and parking lot dings in the paint on the sides of the doors. The vinyl top appears to be a replacement, but is in excellent condition. The only rust I have been able to find on the car (aside from the usual surface rust on the undercarriage) is underneath the rear wheel wells (one small hole, invisible from the exterior) and beneath the vinyl top. All glass is in excellent condition. Most chrome is in fair condition; the rear bumper, however, needs minor straightening and rechroming.

The interior of the car needs the most help. The headliner is 99% perfect. However, the leather seats are cracked and broken beyond any hope of repair. All carpet will also need to be replaced. The dash pad has a couple of large cracks. All door panels are in very good condition. All dash wood panels are in good condition; however, some of the door wood panels will need to be refinished or replaced. All gauges work; the speedometer works; heat and a/c controls work (a/c needs charging); power antenna works intermittently; all lights function; am radio does not work; power windows do not work.

Mechanically the car is in very good condition. The engine runs very well; transmission shifts smoothly and reliably; front end needs some work, especially one ball joint; exhaust system needs to be replaced.

 

   


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or replaced. All gauges work; the speedometer works; heat and a/c controls work (a/c needs charging); power antenna works intermittently; all lights function; am radio does not work; power windows do not work.

Mechanically the car is in very good condition. The engine runs very well; transmission shifts smoothly and reliably; front end needs some work, especially one ball joint; exhaust system needs to be replaced.

 

   


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