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1932 Chrysler Custom Imperial

1932 Chrysler Custom Imperial
Series CL Eight 4-door Landau Sedan

1932 stock model factory price: $895
wheelbase: 146"
engine: Inline L-head 8 cylinder w/ cast iron block, solid valve lifters, and Stromberg Model DD-3 Carburetor, 5.2:1 compression ratio, 384.84 cu. in., 125 hp @ 3200 rpm rating
transmission: 4 speed manual
manufactured: Detroit, Michigan

This automobile is a one-of-a-kind custom specially built for Chrysler Corporation founder Walter P. Chrysler. Mr. Chrysler chose the special exterior burgundy paint, along with many other special features. Some of these special features are listed below:

This 1932 Imperial features a custom body built by Chrysler. It has a lengthened hood fitted with door type side hood ventilators. The car also has early bowl type headlights, and a special fabric covered arched hardtop roofline. Skirted fenders with storage compartments, wire-spoke wheels and 4-wheel hydraulic brakes were also fitted. The interior is abundantly endowed with exotic wood trim and has full instrumentation
for both the driver and rear seat passengers.

The Chrysler Corporation has manufactured automobiles continuously from 1924 to the present date, excluding the WW II war years.

Vehicle on loan courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Dearborn, MI

Hood with door-type side vents Up-close view of the grill and bowl headlights This instrument cluster is in the REAR seat of the vehicle The skirted fender and wire wheels shown to good advantage

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