Rare 1960 Imperial Lebaron Hardtop Project Factory Black Swivel Seat

1960 Chrysler Imperial

Condition: Used
Make: Chrysler
Model: Imperial
Type: 4 Door Hardtop
Trim: Lebaron
Year: 1960
Mileage: 86,610
VIN: 9304104081
Color: Black
Fuel: Gas
Drive type: Rear
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Power Vent Windows, Rear Air Conditioning, Swivel Seat, Flyte Sweep Decklid, Radio, Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

Description for Chrysler Imperial 1960

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For sale is my 1960 Imperial Lebaron Southampton (hardtop). There were only 999 built, hese are quite rare. This was the top of the line regular Imperial with a base price of $6318 This is a true factory black Lebaron with a blue (#611) interior. It is also very heavily optioned with:
power windowspower seatpower vent windowspower locksfront & rear A/CradioSwivel seatFlyte Sweep trunk lidtinted (Solex) glassseat belts
Only options it does not have are Mirror Matic (easily added), uto headlight dimmer, nd cruise control. This car needs complete restoration. It came out of Missouri, as 1973 MO inspection sticker, till has MO front plate, have no history on it before then. There is NO title but I may be able to obtain one at extra cost if it is difficult in your state. (e-bay requires you to put in title status under "specifics") The car is pretty complete, nbsp;it has regular '60 hubcaps and not Lebaron ones, oof emblems and 1 fender script are missing as well as tail lights. Trunk has "Baron" Other than that everything is there.
A previous owner started to do some work on the car. The engine compartment isn't missing anything but the water pump, an, nd A/C compressor (and some lines) were removed, ll will be included as well as a second A/C compressor. The motor does not turn over and is frozen. I check it out from underneath with oil pan removed, ould see some rust on the camshaft, he cylinders looked good actually, rom what I could see. I would plan on a rebuild but might want try one or more solutions first, t least to try to get it freed up. (acetone and trans fluid, ometimes with diesel is pretty powerful). Transmission condition is unknown, ince never ran.
The body is very straight with a couple small dings and a dent fixed around DR rear door. Obviously, he lower portions of the quarter panels are shot and need to be replaced. I am including both panels from a parts car, ut at the side trim (see photos in slideshow). Not perfect but would be hard to find better (I've looked..), nd totally workable. Am going to include a better passenger side dogleg from another car. The trunk floor is bad, will include a solid trunk floor from a CA parts car. The rest of the body isn't bad, he rockers have rust out on the exterior in spots--- they are structurally sound, t appears that snow or water was trapped between the stainless rocker panel trim and the rockers. I'm including 2 new entire reproduction rockers. All bolt on sheet metal is solid-- doors, enders, nd the usually rusted out hood and trunk lid, ll have no rust. 1 fender has a hole the size of your finger on the bottom, hat's it. The floor pan is pretty good, here is one very small hole on passenger rear (visible in photos), he driver's side front floor needs a patch around the mount area and the passenger side does also (a smaller one). Should be pretty easy patches. I scrapped off most of the undercoating on the floors so you can see condition. 1 body mount needs replaced and 1 or 2 others need patching. I may be able to include a driver's side floorpan, nbsp;I'll have to check parts cars. The leaded seem on the roof at the rear that usually expands must have been repaired. It's not bulging, t looks like a good job was done as it's holding well and not expanding anymore.
All the trim is present, he replacement quarters have nicer quarter trim and the rear wheel well trim. I have rocker panel stainless which I'm including. The grille is nice, o beaks or bends and has a decent shine. Front bumper is straight and nice, ncluding the missing bumper pod. Rear bumper has a small hole which is visible in the photos, have a patch for this, ut from another bumper. I have the Flyte Sweep trunk handle, ust not installed. The stainless roof inserts are nice. The windshield is cracked, ew ones are available for $300-400. The rest of the glass is like new. You don't see the tinted glass that often, t looks real good.
The interior is complete. Obviously it needs to be completely redone. I know I have the passenger side window switch somewhere. The front seat does not swivel out automaticaly when the door is opened, his is due to a broken cable (very common). Release handles are good. Gary Goers has new plastic covers for underneath. Dash is complete. The headlights work. There are no keys. The power vent windows operate beautifully, ou will not have to do anything to them. I could not get any of the windows to respond which means there must be a broken wire at the door, ooked but couldn't find it. They should work once that's fixed based on how good the vents operate. The power locks make a sound. Obviously A/C untested but system is complete. Radio doesn't work. I tried but I cannot get the passenger side front door open, nce the windows work you can reach down and unstick. Other doors are fine, river's needs the hinge stop replaced. Door panels are only good for patterns, ut all parts are there. SMS makes these door panels, hey are shown on their website. I'll include good interior door handles to replace the broken ones. Pretty unusual to see seat belts in one of these, oth front and rear. The rear seat bottom is solid, t's from another car. Gas tank is solid and clean, replaced it. The neck needs work or replacement.
I have include tons of photos of this car. 1960 & 1961 Lebarons are a personal favorite of mine. I have 3 '60 Lebarons, simply cannot do all of them. This car needs the most work but is the highest option. I've done work to it and added extra parts. I will NOT sell this to someone who is going to part it. I want to see it restored which is why I am including the sheet metal other things. It will come with some other extra parts. These are very rare cars and are stunning restored. They seldom come up for sale, specially factory black hardtops.
Car is sold as-is. I have described it best I can and included many photos. $1000 deposit via PayPal within 48 hours, alance in 10 days via bank wire, ertified check, tc NO exceptions. It will roll and steer but will need to be winched. It is located on a long driveway. Shipping is buyer's responsibility but I can provide names of several good transporters I have dealt with.
E-mail or call with questions. 847-707-8312
Link to slideshow with many more photos: http://ivyhillhomes.com/1960_imperial.html