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1957-1959 Imperial


1957-1959 Imperial Models, Prices, Production

Imperial stepped out of Chrysler's shadow in the late 1950s, graced as it was with unique styling and granted its own factory. As a serious player in the luxury market, Imperial seemed to be on its way, but ultimately couldn't compete with the opulent Cadillac. Here are specifications for the 1957-1959 Imperial:

1959 Imperial LeBaron
The 1959 LeBaron was the most exclusive
standard-wheelbase Imperial, at $6,103.

1957 Imperial Base Series Models, Prices, Production

Base series (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,640
$4,838
5,569
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,780
4,838
7,157
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,640
4,736
4,595
Total 1957 Imperial base series


17,321

1957 Imperial Crown Models, Prices, Production

Crown (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,740$5,4063,472
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,920
5,4064,729
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,7555,2693,888
convertible coupe
4,8305,598 1,167
Total 1957 Imperial Crown


15,956

1957 Imperial LeBaron Models, Prices, Production

LeBaron (wheelbase 129.0) Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,765
$5,743
1,659
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,900
5,743
821
Total 1957 Imperial LeBaron


2,480

1957 Crown Imperial Models, Prices, Production

Crown Imperial (wheelbase 149.5)
Weight
Price
Production
limousine, 8-passenger
5,960
$15,075
36
Total 1957 Imperial


35,793

1958 Imperial Base Series Models, Prices, Production

Base series (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,590
$4,945
1,926
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,795
4,945
3,336
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,640
4,839
1,801
Total 1958 Imperial base series


7,063

1958 Imperial Crown Models, Prices, Production

Crown (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,755$5,6321,240
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,915
5,6324,146
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,7305,3881,939
convertible coupe
4,8205,729675
Total 1958 Imperial Crown


8,000

1958 Imperial LeBaron Models, Prices, Production

LeBaron (wheelbase 129.0) Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,780
$5,969
501
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,940
5,969
538
Total 1958 Imperial LeBaron


1,039

1958 Crown Imperial Models, Prices, Production

Crown Imperial (wheelbase 149.5)
Weight
Price
Production
limousine, 8-passenger
5,960
$15,075
31
Total 1958 Imperial


16,133

1959 Imperial Custom Models, Prices, Production

Custom (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,735
$5,016
2,071
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,745
5,016
3,984
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,675
4,910
1,743
Total 1959 Imperial Custom


7,798

1959 Imperial Crown Models, Prices, Production

Crown (wheelbase 129.0)
Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,830$5,6471,335
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,840
5,6474,714
Southampton hardtop coupe
4,8105,4031,728
convertible coupe
4,8505,774555
Total 1959 Imperial Crown


8,332

1959 Imperial LeBaron Models, Prices, Production

LeBaron (wheelbase 129.0) Weight
Price
Production
4-door sedan
4,865
$6,103
510
Southampton hardtop sedan
4,875
6,103
622
Total 1959 Imperial LeBaron


1,132

1959 Crown Imperial Models, Prices, Production

Crown Imperial (wheelbase 149.5)
Weight
Price
Production
limousine, 8-passenger
5,960
$15,075
7
Total 1959 Imperial


17,269

Sources: Encyclopedia of American Cars, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide, Publications International, Ltd., 1996; Chrysler Corporation document "Model Charts -- Production by Body Styles," 1962.

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