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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1966 Imperial Crown

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Unrestored 1966 Imperial Crown coupe for sale on From the seller’s description:

This car is 100 percent original (new Paint) with nothing missing or broken. Loaded with power everything, I mean everything. Even the wing windows. All of the power items work as they should: Windows, seats, antenna, etc. All accessories work as they should: Radio, heat, air, gauges, dummy lights, clock, all lights and blinkers, map light, interior lights in the sail panels, blinker cancellers, etc. Everything has been serviced in some way the recent past to make sure that absolutely everything operates as it did when the car was new. There is a folder full of receipts showing extensive maintenance records. Originally a Colorado car and then a California car, this beauty is 100 percent rust-free and always has been. I mean not even a speck of surface rust anywhere! The body is very straight with no signs of previous accidents. Not a single ding in the car anywhere.

All bright work (body trim and chrome) on the car is in 100 percent perfect condition. Not a ding or scuff in any of it. The bumpers are 99 percent perfect with very shiny chrome. No peeling or fading of the chrome. All glass on the car is perfect with no cracks, scuffs or hazing at all. The hubcaps are perfect without a single ding anywhere. The grille chrome is perfect. The glass headlight lenses, as well as the taillight lenses, are perfect.

Mechanically, the car is perfect in every way. The engine runs very very stong with a fresh tune up. No leaks, no noises. The trans shifts perfectly. Exhaust is perfect. The brakes operate amazingly well with the shoes having 90% left on them. The car drives 100 percent flawlessly. It never pulls, shimmy’s, squeaks, rattles or anything. It floats along silently, as though you are on a cloud.

The interior is in excellent condition. no tears, cracks or other separations in the leather anywhere. All of the chrome in the interior is 100% perfect, and there is a lot of it. No scuffs or scratches anywhere. All of the faux wood is perfect with great color and luster. The dash upholstery is perfect. So is everything else about the dash and instrument panel. The rear seats, even at the back side top, as well as the package tray, are all perfect. The headliner and sunvisors are flawless. The carpet is excellent. No rips or holes.

The trunk separators are mint, as is the trunk carpet. The original jack and spare are in place and in great condition as well. Original jack instructions are in place and in great shape.

The car has 60K+ original miles. The odometer works and has never turned over. Mileage is actual!

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