1969 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 2 Door Hardtop

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Type: Used
Year: 1969
Make: Chrysler
Model: Imperial LeBaron 2 Door Hardtop
Body: LeBaron 2 Door Hardtop
Engine Size: 440/350HP V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 14259
VIN: YM23K9C172227
Stock: 72227
Ext Color: Black
Int Color: Brown

West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally straight and rust free and great daily driving survivor of this very rare (1 of only 4,592 built) and original YM23K Mopar - a 1969 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 2 door Hardtop loaded with every option available apart from tilt wheel and presented in 'Black over Black' color paint matched to a 'Chocolate' leather seats interior and with its highly desirable original 440 c.i. 4 BBL 350HP V8 engine and 3 speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows including vent windows, electric clock, and loaded with factory options including:

Air Conditioning: ($494)
Auto Pilot Automatic Speed Control ($92)
Bucket Seats with Leather Upholstery
Power Door Locks ($48)
Remote Trunk Release ($30)
Tinted Glass ($54)
Rear window defogger ($26)
Deck Lid Release ($31)
Power drivers seat ($109)
AM /FM Radio with power antenna ($234)
Whitewall tires ($46)
Power windows
Power disc brakes
Power steering
Heater & Defroster
Retractable Seat Belts
Undercoating with Hood Silencer
Front & Rear Center Armrests
Vinyl roof with formal carriage rear window
Electric clock
Wheel covers
Windshield wipers with washers

One of only some 4,572 of the Lebaron 2 Door Hardtops built in '69 and the top-of-the-line model model for the Chrysler Corporation and this is one of those legendary cars with every available factory option in 1969 apart from tilt steering.

With the softest and most distinctive automotive leathers available of its day, rare 100 year old walnut, tempered glass protected headlamps, these Imperials stood out from their competition as being the height of unmistakably elegant automobiles.

This particular car purchased new in Virginia by the owner of a nursery who reportedly always kept the car garaged and covered and who upon selling the nursery at his retirement moved to Florida with the car where it was also always garaged and covered. It was sold in 2013 by the estate of the original owner to its second owner, a southern California gentleman who subsequently sold the car, only to repurchase it back from its third owner only last year.

Owned since new by only obviously very careful and mature owners and seemingly always been garaged as it is both a rust and accident free true survivor car! The car was restored in 'Black over Black' color paint and vinyl top with a 'Semi-sweet Chocolate' color leather seats interior and trim. The car has a rebuilt drivetrain, new brake booster and 4 new Radial 235/75 R15 tires.

The Imperial model of the late 50's and early 60's sold well and remained a strong contender with Cadillac and Lincoln, the two other luxury marques of its day. The 1963 mild face lift design was reminiscent of Virgil Exner's earlier designs and especially the Lincoln Continental which he had styled for Ford. By 1964 the Imperial was completely 'Continental' in character with its fenderline traced in brightwork like the big Lincolns and about the only left over in the design being the familiar hood ornament. Even the dash panel was completely redesigned. One of the models best features were its seats, especially the front ones which used air foam padding with Imperial's brochures referring to them as 'Executive Aircraft-Type Seats'. They were individually powered and gave both driver and passenger a high commanding view of the road ahead or let them sit lower if they wanted. Both seats had head rests which could be adjusted for height or removed and stored in their own compartments in the rear seats and a new feature of the Imperial Crown Coupe was a reclining front passenger seat making sleeping in the cars utterly smooth and quiet performance easy. The car boasted many other creature comforts for its day and was sold with extensive rust proofing being dipped seven times and sprayed six times before the nine coat paint job was applied. The first eight coats were hand rubbed and the last one was machine buffed! 

The Imperial LeBaron Hardtop was the top-of-the-line model for the Chrysler lineup in 1969
! Offered only as a 4 door hardtop though 1968, it was then joined by the 2 door hardtop in 1969. Priced some $600-800 upstream of the comparable Crowns, but boasting more standard accessories and more lavish interior appointments. This makes any survivors from this era quite rare and would make this particular car a prized asset to any dedicated Chrysler Imperial or MOPAR collection.

The original and very powerful 440 V8 engine runs very strong and and this particular car drives really well - must be driven to be appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!

With very few remaining 1969 Imperial LeBaron's of this caliber left, this is an extremely unusual opportunity to own a very rare and great daily driving example of this rare and very desirable 1969 Imperial LeBaron 2 door Hardtop loaded with virtually every conceivable factory option including air conditioning, leather upholstery, AM/FM with power antenna, cruise, power seat, power steering, power windows, power brakes and power locks etc in very fine daily driving condition ready and for any classic American car or Mopar enthusiast to enjoy or collect today!

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