The McCandless Collection

1962 Chrysler 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.

The Imperial was the epitome of Chrysler’s $100-million “Forward Look” restyling. Its distinctive bodyside and roof treatments, decklids, fins and gun-sight taillights were unlike any other Chrysler product. Imperial styling was Exner at his best and 1962 marked his last design, as well as the second and final year for the marque’s unique free-standing headlights.

The lowest production car in the Imperial lineup for 1962 was the Crown Convertible, of which only 554 were built. It had a base price of $5,770 before options, and at 227 inches long with a weight of 4,765 pounds, it was the longest (non-limousine) production car in America. Equipment on the car included power steering, brakes, and convertible top; a six-way power seat; and an antenna. The unique squared-off steering wheel complements the “Safety Cushion” padded dash, electric clock, and Chrysler’s unique “Panelescent” instrumentation that glows from behind. This is of the most driven cars in the collection.

The 1962 Chrysler Imperial Convertible is a true gem of American automotive history. As a classic car enthusiast, it’s a car that holds a special place in my heart. The bold styling, sleek lines and luxurious features of this car are truly something to behold.

One of the things that sets the 1962 Imperial Convertible apart from other cars of the era is its 413 cubic inch V8 engine. This powerful engine provides plenty of power and torque, making it a true thrill to drive. The car is also equipped with a push-button TorqueFlite automatic transmission, which provides smooth and seamless shifting.

The interior of the 1962 Imperial Convertible is just as impressive as the exterior. The car is outfitted with luxurious leather seats and a host of other high-end features, such as air conditioning and power windows. The dash is also beautifully designed and features a full array of gauges and controls.

The 1962 Imperial Convertible also features a stunning convertible top that can be easily raised and lowered, allowing you to enjoy the open air while you’re on the road. The top is also made with high-quality materials and is built to last.

In summary, the 1962 Chrysler Imperial Convertible is a true classic car that should be treasured by any enthusiast. It’s a car that is built to last, and one that will provide many years of driving enjoyment. Whether you’re a collector or just someone who loves to drive, this car is sure to please.

1962 Chrysler Imperial Convertible

Preserving the history of Cars and many other vintage automotive memorabilia from "The Forward Look Era" (1955-1961)

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