1968 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe

 

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

Military Blue Metallic Blue Paint

Antique White Vinyl Top (rare option)

Original Chrysler Build Sheet

Front & Rear Vintage Bumper Flag Mounts x 4

440 c.i. 4bbl. V8 - 350HP

TorqueFlite 727 3-Speed Automatic Transmission

AutoPilot Cruise Control - Works

Chysler Airtemp - Air Conditioning & Heat

Rear Defogger - Blower

Power Windows & Locks

Power Vent Windows

Tilt-a-Scope Steering Wheel

6-Way Power Driver's Seat - Passenger seat limited due to swivel feature

Hidden AM/FM Push-Button Stereo Multiplex Radio w 5-Speakers

Power Antenna

Power Front Disc Brakes

Power Steering

15-Inch Factory Wheels - 8.20-15 General Whitewall Poly-Bias Tires

Trim Identification Plate Intact

Fender-Mounted Turn Signal Indicators

Electric Trunk Release

Multiple Storage Compartments

Electric Clock

Day/Night Rearview Mirror

Safeguard Sentinel Lighting System

Padded Dash Board

Pearlescent Blue Silhouette-Grain Leather Interior

Rebuilt Radiator & Cooling System 

Trunk Courtesy Light

Torsionaire Suspension (Torsion Bars, Fore, Leaf Springs Aft)

Four Cigar Lighters

Remote Driver's Mirror

Automatic Headlight Dimmer (Autotronic Eye)

Rear Seat Armrest


 

Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this beautiful classic Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe. A great car in itself, this 1968 Imperial Crown Coupe is much different from the rest. This car was ordered with the Mobile Director package, a feature offered only on 1967 and 68 model year Imperials. The Mobile Director basically served as an informal conference lounge in the Crown Coupe. This example is believed to have been part of a military dignitaries' fleet at some time, due to the custom - fitted, well - fabricated flag stands at all four corners. 

From stem to stern, this stately automobile measures at 18 feet, 8.5 inches. It rides on its factory 15-inch wheels wrapped in 3-band-whitewall poly-bias tires all around for a vintage look. The tires are in very good condition. This is a car that can be driven. It steers, stops and handles very nicely. The exterior is finished in its correct Military Blue metallic paint, showcasing one previous re-paint. The chrome and bright work show very well, with some minor pitting on pot metal I will detail in the photographs. Most of this car's smaller trim is high quality stainless steel. The paint itself shows very well, with a few minor imperfections.

Open the doors to luxury. The Mobile Director was basically designed for the busy executive who must continue to work while he travels. It also serves as an informal conference lounge in the Crown Coupe. It was offered for only two model years (67,68). Different sources show production numbers at either 71, 81, or 172 for both years combined. This is one very rare car. The Mobile Director features a reclining-back passenger seat that pivots 180 degrees to face the rear along with several accompanying features.

The folding table pivots to any of four different positions.  There is also a portable Tensor reading lamp that conveniently plugs into any of four cigar lighter sockets. The table, supported by a sturdy chrome-plated pillar, can be pivoted to the right, left, and forward. It converts into a padded armrest between the two front seats. Extended, the table opens out to twice its original size. A lever on the table swivel support permits table height adjustments. 

This is a very comfortable interior. The features in this car are functional. The push button factory AM/FM Stereo is hidden in a dash compartment door. The push-button air conditioning controls are also right at hand. The Auto Pilot (Cruise Control) is functional. The air conditioning works as it should.

The exterior Military Blue paint is in exceptional condition, complimented by the factory-optioned Antique White Vinyl Top. There is more than one commander on United States Air Force bases and the only car that had a white top was the wing commanders car. This was because in the case of an attack on the base, our troops would know to look for the car with the white top knowing that the wing commander was in it. The vinyl top is in excellent condition.

The original build sheet is shown in a few photos above. You can clearly see the Mobile Director designation. Under the hood is the 440 big block V8. This is the correct engine for this car, paired with the 727 Torque Flite Automatic Transmission. The engine compartment features an array of factory options including power brakes, cruise control, power steering, and air conditioning. The original trim identification plate is intact and legible.

Further inspection of the engine compartment will confirm solid original sheet metal throughout the firewall, inner fenders, and core support. The padded dash is in excellent condition with absolutely no cracks. The dash instrumentation is clear and bright, with original bright work throughout. The steering wheel is also in good condition, with some cracking that isn't too noticeable. This car is also equipped with the automatic dimming headlamps.

These vintage flag mounts are very unique and robust. The odometer reading of 99,005 miles is believed original to this car. The trunk features an electric glove-box mounted release button, paired with the hazard light / flasher button. The trunk itself features the original paneling, mat, and is in very good condition, complete with courtesy lighting along with the original jacking equipment & full-sized spare tire & wheel. There is some rust showing along the inner trunk lid's lip edge, photographed above. You cannot see this from the exterior. The original jacking equipment is in place along with the spare tire/wheel. The jacking equipment resides behind the paneling shown above.

There are a few flaws in the paint, shown above. Altogether, a very attractive car. The undercarriage features Chrysler's Torsionaire suspension along with front disc brakes and the 8 3/4 inch rear end. The factory flooring and framework is solid throughout. There is some isolated rust-through in front of the front wheels, photographed above.  The fender ends feature turn signal indicator lights. The factory cruise control is functional.