Green Hornet 440ci Big Block Reliable Muscle

1966 Chrysler Imperial Crown 'Black Beauty' Big Block Luxury Hot Rod

Condition: Used
Make: Chrysler
Model: Imperial
SubModel: Crown
Type: Sedan
Trim: Crown 'Black Beauty' Big Block Luxury Hot Rod
Year: 1966
Mileage: 10000
VIN: YM43J6******
Color: Black
Engine: 440ci
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Conroe, Texas, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
CD Player, Leather Seats

Description for Chrysler Imperial 1966

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Current NADA Values for this car are as follows:
Average: $19,800.00 / High: $39,240.00

Up for auction is a completely rebuilt 1966 Chrysler Imperial Crown Sedan in triple black with a 440ci 4bbl mill and a 3 speed torqueflite automatic transmission. We apologize that we cannot show more photos or video on ebay, but you can access many more photos and video from our website at

  • VIN: YM43J6******
  • Year: 1966
  • Make: Imperial
  • Model: Crown
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Mileage: 10,000?
  • Engine: 440 4 barrel V8
  • Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic


Calling all Green Hornet fans, here is your chance for your very own Black Beauty. This is a great looking and driving Imperial Crown. It is about an 11 year old restoration, with an estimated 10,000 miles on the rebuilt 440 V8 engine and torqueflite transmission.It has been completely rebuilt and was repainted and upholstered.The engine does have a performance cam and some other light performance work and the rear end was completely rebuilt with a performance 741 case 8.75" limited slip POSI unit with 3:55 gear and replacement heavy duty axles, all new bearings and seals, so it is quick in spite of its size.The black paint looks good with only a few defects showing (see photos on website). The hood, trunk and doors open and close very solid. It appears to have its original quarter panels and trunk pan, so I would assume all other sheet metal as well. We have not bothered to check to see if it is the original engine, but were told to expect it was replaced when rebuilt. This car is a factory AC car, with separate rear air unit. Everything was working we were told, but currently it is not. The AC compressor needs to be replaced and has been removed but will come with the car if you want it.The front a/c underhood equipment was removed in preparation for an aftermarket install that was never done and the rear a/c equipment is still all there.

This car just as it is now starts right up and drives great! Everything seems to be working except for the factory AC. It has a deep rumble through the dual flowmaster exhaust and cruises easy, letting out a roar when you open the throttle. It will accelerate quickly considering its size. The engine is powerful but easily controllable and has a very smooth idle for just enjoying a country drive. The 3spd transmission operates properly and I have driven this car at 70mph without any issues. Lots of nice options, leather bench seats, lap belts, cigar lighter. It has an AM/FM radio and CD player, original working power antenna. It has power windows which we are told were all rebuilt with modern motors & mechanisms. The car even retains its working factory power vent windows! The car has factory power steering and factory power brakes as well.
All engine accessories are new and the power brakes were rebuilt last year including a new master cylinder. The front brakes have been converted to disc, making driving more enjoyable.The state inspection and registration is current.A very great looking, great driving classic!

Tires are great with deep tread on aftermarket 20” American Racing wheels. Massive 305/50/20 tires in the rear and 275/45/20 in the front for a healthy contact patch. The trim is all in pretty good original condition with very few dings but the bumpers have some denting (see photos on the website). This car has been stored indoors in a private collection but was driven regularly. All of the glass is good and works well. The body panels are showing some signs of age with slight bubbling or blistering around the rear lower quarter and in a few places around the decklid but it is minor and can be touched up prior to delivery if you want (see photos on website). W
e could negotiate to include touch-ups for you if you want it perfect.The steering wheel is an aftermarket woodgrain wheel in like new condition and the horn operates properly. The interior is in great shape, still looks new. The seats appear near mint and very soft and comfortable for a long cruise. The gauges we recently sent out and were completely rebuilt by a pro shop up north.We also had the dash clock rebuilt with quartz movement at the same time. All of the recent dash work alone cost around $1,000.All of the lighting works, but the reverse lights are on a toggle switch next to the steering column, we were told this is because the original reverse switch for the transmission is no longer available.It also has a power trunk release button using the original power trunk release mechanism. The front turn signal lenses were missing in these photos but we had some new ones made and they are now installed. The car does not have its original wiring, it appears to be a painless wiring harness. The rocker panel trim was removed when we received but came with the car and we have since had it reinstalled. Looks even better with the trim.

The door weather stripping is in OK condition
with some cracking and weathering, the roofrails were replaced when rebuilt. The car runs and drives great. The entire front end was also rebuilt, center link, idler arm, control arms, ball joints, tie rod ends, radius rods,... everything in 2016. Also rebuilt/replaced was the center carrier bearing and they built a new driveshaft with new u-joins. It is a large car so has a little ‘float’ as you might expect from a 60’s land barge but is easily manageable. I have driven it for testing and pleasure and it is a lot of fun and gets plenty of attention.The car has no mechanical problems that we can find. We replaced the water pump, alternator and power steering pump as soon as we got the car as preemptive maintenance. We are confident that you could drive this car anywhere. This car also comes with a cool matching Black Beauty keychain so you dont forget which car the keys go to. The car comes equipped with an onboard battery tender to plug in during storage so you never have to worry about your battery in the event you cannot drive the car regularly.

This car is not old and worn out like the others you see for sale in the $10,000-$15,000 range. +$40,000 in the rebuilding of this car over several years, and that is what it would take for you to duplicate it. We are confident that you could drive this car anywhere.

If you are looking for 60’s luxury, you cant do better than the Imperial. More powerful and reliable than a Lincoln, and Americas last true hand built luxury car to rival Rolls Royce. Check out the aircraft-throttle interior door handles. The space-aged window controls, not the mention the forest of woodgrain & chrome surrounding you from the dash to the door panels. The bench seats have armrests for all passengers and pull handles for egress in the rear.

Cruise in style this summer or hire your own karate-expert driver to clean up the streets! (machine guns not included)

These cars are staying in the $10,000 - $30,000 range for original examples, but none are really drivable and most sport original aged interior. This is a car that has a few cosmetic dings from use but is mechanically rebuilt and sound and easily drivable, with new interior to boot. When was the last time you saw an Imperial that was not sporting its old, dry, cracked upholstery? I dare you to find a nicer example that you can drive home. You won’t find a nicer combination of performance and style and it makes for a great collectible or pleasure vehicle. Don't miss out on a chance to own one of the best 60’s luxury cars, ready to enjoy now.

Additional Information

• Rebuilt 440ci 4-barrel V8
• Rebuilt 3 speed automatic transmission
•Rebuilt limited slip performance POSI 3:55 rear end
• Rebuilt power windows
• Rebuilt performance driveshaft with u-joints and carrier bearing
• Rebuilt Power front disc brakes
• Rebuilt Gauges / completely gone through by professional shop
• Rebuilt dash clock with modern quartz movement
• Gloss Black dual stage paint
• Redone Black vinyl top
• Redone Black leather interior
• Redone Full Dual Flowmaster Exhaust
• Replaced Factory power steering
• Deluxe AM/FM/CD/ radio in the dash
• Factory power antenna
• Factory power vent windows
• Factory Dual AC
• Power trunk release
• Aftermarket wheels & performance tires
• Beautiful woodgrain Dash
• Clean engine bay that is show ready
• Aftermarket woodgrain steering wheel
• Custom matching Black Beauty 1/64 keychain
• On-board battery charger for long term storage
• Extremely solid construction / the only car to be banned from Demolition Derbies!

• Misc paint defects and nicks here and there from use & age (see photos)
• AC system currently not working
• Bumpers have some dents (see photos)

The car looks amazing, drives well and gets alot of attention. Very fun car to take to the local meet or cruise around town. We have driven the car 150 mile round trips into Houston and never had any problems. Keep in mind it is 54 years old and not a new car, but it is in amazing condition considering its age. You can hop in right now, drive home and enjoy.

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You can feel confident in buying a car from us, because you are not just buying an 'old, used car'. We have been buying and selling vintage cars now for over 20 years, and are looking for the same qualities you are in the cars we sell. You can be sure that every vehicle we offer has received a 100 point inspection and is fully road tested by experienced technicians. We want every light to work, every switch to operate properly and every mechanical feature to be functional. While this is not always completely possible, we will make whatever repairs we can to bring any vehicles we buy up to these standards before we offer it for sale. And we will not sell any vehicle until it is considered 'complete' and we have personally driven it ourselves. We expect every vehicle to be a great representation of its Make/Model, completely functional and street drivable for enjoyment without undue fear of mechanical failure or safety. We are collectors as well, and hope for the same buying experience you do, a good quality, easily drivable vehicle.

If you are looking to get into a classic car without spending a fortune this would be the opportunity for you. We do consider trades of all types. We can also discuss payment terms or options. We are happy to try and make a deal.

Feel free to make offers, and if you have any questions please message or call 888-716-5333

Payment Options
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- Cash (in person)
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