1959 Imperial LeBaron Southampton hardtop sedan.
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Only two identically priced four-door models -- pillared sedan and pillarless Southampton hardtop -- pitched $400-500 above comparable Crowns and thus not very popular when new, but worth seeking out now for that, as well as somewhat greater luxury. (LeBaron was Chrysler's answer to the Cadillac 60 Special.) These are bodily and mechanically the same as less costly contemporaries.
Pluses of the 1957-1959 Imperial LeBaron:
- Tasteful "ultra-car" styling for the period
- Hard to find nowadays
- 1957: 4d sdn 1,729; Southampton htp sdn 911
- 1958: 4d sdn 501; Southampton htp sdn 538
- 1959: 4d sdn 692; Southampton htp sdn 622
Length, inches: 226.3
Wheelbase, inches: 129.0
Weight, pounds: 4,765-4,940
Price, new: $5,743-6,103
Engines for the 1957-1959 Imperial LeBaron:
| Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
| ohv V-8 ||392/413|| 325/345/350 ||1957-1959|
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