1959 Chrysler Lebaron Imperial 4 Door Hardtop, Long before George Costanza bought his Chrysler Lebaron on Seinfeld. The Lebaron was born. We are extra proud to offer this Rare made only from 1957 - 1959 Lebaron. As an industry first, she has curved side-glass rather than straight, and a compound curve single piece very large windshield. All the glass was developed by engineer Les Parr. Another 1st these cars were entirely different from lesser Chryslers, thus requiring a separate body, assembly, body trim and paint line at the Kercheval Body and Jefferson Assembly plants in Detroit. Among the firsts mentioned above the car was the in-thing, large fins graced the tops of the rear quarters, the trunk decklid slide gracefully down to a massive rear bumper and the deck lid also included a stamped spare tire impression complete with wheel cover. A massive, powerful Chrysler “Hemi” was bored and stroked out to 392 cubic inches, capable of producing 325 horsepower and huge amount of torque to propel the just shy of 5,000-pound car to 60 mph in under 9.5 seconds and the quarter mile in just 17 seconds at over 80 mph. The car features the most advanced suspension in the industry, due to torsion bars in front and a Hotchkiss drive with semi-elliptic springs in the back. In between the famous Torque flight three-speed automatic transmission that debuted late in 1956. Chrysler’s own power steering system and Airtemp air conditioning systems were standard and optional, respectively. The new 57’ Chrysler’s was ready to compete head to head against Cadillac. Quad headlamps were standard, the front bumper was massive but simplified, the grille redone for a more classy lighter look. 5 vertical spears crossed a massive horizontal wedge of chrome creating a completely new & unique look. Custom and top-end Lebaron cars received the all-new big-block 413 cubic inch “Wedge” V-8 churning out 350 hp. It was the last hurrah for the early Hemi. Pristine acrylic Formal Black code A paint. Museum quality, “literally”, please be sure and carefully read disclaimer. Laser straight lines and gaps. Spotless chrome bumpers, door handles, headlight and taillight assemblies, pristine trim and emblems. Lenses look brand new no sun bleaching, cracks or chips. Rocket point taillights with chrome bands seen from the side of the car. Broadcloth with leather accents interior in Black, White and Light Grey. Power Windows. Power Door Locks. Luxury full length padded top arm rests. Slip proof square grid chrome door sills. Power Front 2 tone Bench seat with fold down arm rests. Remember how cool they were? Holding hands with your wife or date, if Dad let you take the “Black Beauty” car out. Ebony and white steering wheel. Elaborate stitched dash pad. Dash mounted rear sight mirror. Small Transmission shift lever was mounted on the dash right side when facing the steering wheel. Original AM radio. Vertical ribbed rectangular stainless gauge cluster. Beautiful cloth headliner and sun visors. Black carpeting. Factory steel wheels with Imperial hub caps and extra wide white wall tires. Beauty and Luxury x 5 vehicle.
This vehicle is either classic, antique, exotic, super rare, or all of the above. This vehicle is being sold from one of the largest automobile museums in the world. We want to be clear and try to answer any questions our customers might have prior to purchasing. Financing is Available as is Vehicle Shipping from the Museum to your Garage. A Classic Car Warranty is Available for Purchase. Please speak to our Sales Associate for more information. Our team is working and available anytime by Phone or Text for your convenience at 407-559-7759. Thank you for your interest!