1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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For sale, currently in Traverse City (Suttons Bay), Michigan, being detailed and photographed. 63K miles, believed to be accurate.

Overall condition: A #2 driver (on 1-5 scale). This is not a show car - it is a driver (a very nice driver). This is the car (the model, not the car) that the "old man" featured on the Pawn Stars TV show.

Major work accomplished: transmission (727-B) overhauled, windshield replaced, dash replaced, carpet replaced, interior panels replaced by SMS in Oregon, seats re-dyed. Chrome has been re-plated. Correct 3 stripe whitewalls. Complete new exhaust system. Steering wheel rebuilt.

413 V-8 has not been rebuilt, but runs strong on highway (we drove it from New Orleans to Traverse City, Michigan at interstate speeds a couple of years ago with no issues) and does fine in 5 hour parades in hot weather at idle speeds. Water pump has been replaced.

Original exterior color gold, now black. Interior is tan. Top is black.

No A/C. Rewired under dash. Was Ziebarted when new- still there.

Power convertible top works perfectly and has covers (parade boots) for when top is down (but fiberglass side pieces are rough).

All 6 power windows work (slowly). Two rear window switches are reversed in driver master switch (up is down and down is up).

Set up for Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans (electric fuel pump, electric fan, etc.) to prevent overheating and vapor lock. Carburetor replaced (downshift linkage disconnected).

Asking $30,000.

I have a picture if I can figure out how to attach it.
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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Just click the Full Editor button below the text area at the bottom. Once there, you just drag and drop an image right into your post. If you have any issues with that, then in that same Full Editor mode, there is an Attachments section at the bottom where you can upload the old-fashioned way.

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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Looks Good !

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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Nice car. I hope it hasn’t been driven too far with the downshift linkage disconnected.
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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Why one would disconnect the downshift linkage is an even more interesting question..

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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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With the new carb, it was either downshifted all the time or never downshifted. Never could find the sweet spot where it operated correctly.

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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Interesting

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Re: 1965 Imperial Crown Convertible VIN Y253171395

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Price reduced to $20,000. It needs to go as its replacement is now on hand.

Paul

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