Data Sheet:  Information on the new Imperial

1968 Imperial Crown 4-door hardtop

 

FENDER TAG DECODE (found on driver's side front fender in engine compartment, pictured above):

CAR: Chrysler Imperial 4 Door Hardtop

ENGINE: 440cid 4-bbl V8

TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Automatic

TIRES: Unknown tire code

MODEL YEAR: 1968

BUILD DATE: May 15.

AXLE: 2.94 Rear Axle Ratio

INTERIOR:  Red Interior.

PAINT: Beige (Dodge), Satin Beige (Plymouth), Sandalwood (Chrysler), Imperial Navaho Beige (Imperial).

OTHER: Beige (Dodge), Satin Beige (Plymouth), Sandalwood (Chrysler), Imperial Navaho Beige (Imperial) Upper Door Frame Color.

 

MOLDINGS:

30: Body Belt Mouldings

 

ABC OPTIONS:

B2: Door edge mouldings

D9: Front Disk Brakes

H2: Power Locks

K8: Power Windows

N8: Rear Window Defogger

P6: Rear Seat Speaker

Q9: Sentinel Lighting

R4: AM search tune radio

S3: Autotemp Air Conditioning

X1: Tinted Glass (all)

 

abc OPTIONS:

b3: 50/50 Split Front Bench Seat

j0: Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

u1: Sold Car When Built (Somebody Ordered It)


BROADCAST SHEET

 I found the broadcast sheet, sometimes referred to as a build sheet, under the springs on the bottom of the rear seat cushion.  Here it is:

 

OPTIONS AND PRICING 

The following table provides information regarding the options on the car and its sticker price:

413

Auto-Temp Front Air Conditioner 

$493.45

418 

Rear Window Defogger - Included with Rear Heater and  not available in conjunction with Rear Air Conditioner

$26.20

424

AM Search-Tune Radio with Power Antenna, Front and Rear Speakers and Floor Tuning Switch 

$165.45

452 

Electric Door Locks

$70.70

454 

 Six-Way Power Split Bench Seat, Left Side - Crown 4- dr Hardtop

$105.50

473

 Auto-Pilot Speed Control 

$94.90

489 

Spare Tire Cover

$11.40

519

 Safeguard Sentinel Lighting

$36.10

521  

  Tinted Glass - All Windows

$52.70

542

Door Edge Protectors

$8.50

556  

 Front Center Seat Belt 

$6.55

557 

  Rear Center Seat Belt  

$6.55

570 

 Tilt-A-Scope Steering Wheel

$92.45

 

Crown 4 door Hardtop base price

$6,114.00

 

Total sticker price less destination

$7,284.45

 

 ORIGINS

I have been digging up information regarding the car's history.  From some receipts that were left in the car, I have determined that it was probably a one owner car, owned by an elderly woman in Salem, Oregon.  The car has a license plate frame from Barker Chrysler/Plymouth, a dealer in Eugene, Oregon that has since gone out of business.

 

 

COMPARISON TO 1963 OLDSMOBILE NINETY EIGHT HOLIDAY SPORTS SEDAN

I also did some research to get numbers to compare this car to its stablemate, the Ninety Eight.  Here's what I found:

 

1963 Ninety Eight

 

1968 Imperial

 

Wheelbase

126.0 in (3,200 mm)

Wheelbase

127 in (3,226 mm)

Length

221.5 in (5,626 mm)

Length

224.5 in (5,702 mm)

Width

77.9 in (1,979 mm)

Width

79.6 in (2,022 mm)

Height

57.1 in (1,450 mm)

Height

57.0 in (1,448 mm)

Curb weight

4,4004,700 lb

Curb weight

4,9005,200 lb

 

 That's it for now.

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