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1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler Imperial


1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler Imperial Specifications
One of the Chrysler Imperial variations -- the 1954 Chrysler Imperial Newport hardtop -- was listed at $4,560, but only 1,249 were built.
One of the Chrysler Imperial variations -- the 1954 Chrysler Imperial Newport hardtop -- was listed at $4,560, but only 1,249 were built.
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The 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954 Chrysler Imperial marked a new era in luxury for the Chrysler corporation. Though Chrysler offered variations of its Imperial line -- including a short-lived Town limousine -- it was the original Imperial model which had the most success. Check out the specifications of the 1951-1954 Chrysler Imperial below.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-8, 331.1 cid (3.81 × 3.63); 1951-1953 180 bhp; 1954 235 bhp

Transmission: 1951-1953 Fluid-Torque Drive 1954 Powerflite automatic

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums; discs optional (standard on Crown Imperial)

Wheelbase (in.): 1951-1952, 1953-1954 Newport 131.5; 1953-1954 sedan & Town limo 133.5; Crown Imperial 145.5

Weight (lbs): 4,230-4,570; Crown Imperial 5,220-5,450

Top speed (mph): 100-105

0-60 mph (sec): 11.0-13.0

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