The McCandless Collection

1959 Imperial Convertible


Not Just A Museum

The McCandless Collection will take you back to the days of "The Forward Look Era" automotive design, racing, and drivers themselves. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. With so many classic vehicles under one roof, we have something everyone will get excited about.

1959 Imperial Convertible: The Epitome of American Luxury

The close of the 1950s was an era defined by rock ‘n’ roll, the burgeoning space race, and, in the automotive world, an era of flamboyance, innovation, and unapologetic luxury. In this illustrious milieu, the 1959 Imperial Convertible took to the stage not as a mere car, but as a piece of rolling art, emblematic of American grandeur. Fellow enthusiasts, come along as we revisit this crown jewel of the bygone era.

A Statement of Style

With the first glance at the ’59 Imperial Convertible, you are immediately struck by its sheer presence. Its grand dimensions, characterized by the dramatic, soaring tailfins and a front grille that exuded opulence, made it a sight to behold. Swathed in chrome and available in a rich palette of period colors, this Imperial was every bit the visual masterpiece that its designers intended it to be.

Unbridled Power Beneath

But the Imperial wasn’t all show and no go. Underneath that vast hood, a potent 413 cubic-inch V8 waited to be awakened. With 350 horsepower at its beck and call, this luxury cruiser didn’t just waft along boulevards – it stormed them. It’s an impeccable blend of power and refinement, making every journey an event.

A Cabin Fit for Royalty

Inside, the 1959 Imperial Convertible was a sanctuary of luxury. The attention to detail was nothing short of exquisite. Lavish materials, from the softest leather upholstery to the gleaming chrome accents, ensured that passengers traveled in unparalleled comfort. Every switch, knob, and control was an exercise in ergonomic and aesthetic perfection.

A Legacy of Elegance

By 1959, the Imperial had separated from Chrysler as its own standalone luxury division, further elevating its prestige. And while the marque was renowned for its luxury sedans and limousines, the convertible variant was the true pièce de résistance. It was an ode to an era where style and substance walked hand in hand.

An Unforgettable Icon

In the annals of automotive legends, certain cars stand out not just for their design or power but for the emotions they evoke and the memories they create. The 1959 Imperial Convertible is one such legend. It’s a reflection of a time when engineers were artists, and cars were more than just machines—they were dreams brought to life.

Today, as we reminisce about this majestic cruiser, one thing is clear: the 1959 Imperial Convertible is not just a car. It’s a testament to the zenith of American luxury, a symbol of an era where the sky was the limit, and every road led to a new adventure. And for those lucky enough to have witnessed its glory, it remains an enduring emblem of a golden age now etched in chrome and memories.


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