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Imperial Crown
Assembly Plant Imperial Division
Chrysler Corporation
Production 14,181 Crown 4 dr.($5,560); 5,233 Crown 2 dr.($5,718); 922 Convertible ($6,003); 2,949 LeBaron 4 dr.($6,434); 10 Crown Limousine 8-passenger ($18,500).
Class Luxury Travel
Body on Frame: 2 dr and 4 dr hardtops, convertible
Wheelbase 129"
Overall Length 228"
Overall Width 80"
Turning Diameter Curb to curb 47.5 ft.
Weight 4 dr. 4,970 lbs, Coupe 4,950 lbs, Convertible 5,185 lbs, LeBaron 5,005 lbs.
Transmission 3-speed automatic (TorqueFlite)

dash-mounted pushbutton controls

Engine "RB" 413 cubic inch
Horsepower 340 @ 4600 rpm
470 lb-ft of torque @ 2800 rpm
Similar Cadillac, Lincoln
Designer The 1964 Imperial was the first of Elwood Engle's designs to reach production after the Virgil Exner era.


Crown Four-Door

Standard equipment on all Imperials included: power steering, power brakes, power windows and automatic transmission, remote controlled outside mirror, automatic parking brake release, variable speed electric windshield wipers, windshield washers, back up lights, map light, illuminated front seat ashtray lighter unit, dual rear seat ashtray lighter units, glove box light, trunk light, vanity mirror on passenger side windshield visor, center arm rests in both front and rear seats, remote hood release, hidden storage compartments in the front doors, trunk carpeting, undercoating, instrument panel safety padding, fuel, alternator, oil pressure and temperature guages, trip odometer, electric clock, full wheel covers, stainless steel rocker moulding and wheelhouse mouldings.

More leg room than any other domestic car.

Crown Coupe

Coupe standard equipment included: Aircraft type seats with individual front seat power adjustment and reclining front passenger's seat.

Crown Convertible

Converibles had large cast iron ballast weights (200 lbs worth) added to the trunk floor outboard of the frame behind the rear wheels and to the upper portion of the front wheel wells, to reduce fender wobble and shake on rough roads.


Tom McCahill "I've been on some pretty fancy trains, including private cars, and to this writting have never found anything quite as comfortable or more capable of getting me to my destination as the '64 Imperial LeBaron. It's a great automobile."

LeBaron standard equipment included: Power controlled vent windows, 6-way power seat control, dual adjustable reading lamps in rear pillars, spare tire cover, twin portfolio pockets on the back of the front seat, wood trim on door panels and front seat wings, white side wall rayon tires, gold anodized trim behind LeBaron emblems/nameplates and gas filler door eagle, formal rear window.

Optional Equipment

Automatic headlight dimmer, air conditioning (included tinted glass), dual (front & rear) air conditioning, rear window defroster, 6-Way power seat, power vent windows, adjustable steering wheel, auto pilot speed control, power door locks, AM touch tuner radio w/pwr ant, AM/FM radio w/ pwr ant, reveberator unit for rear speaker, right outside mirror, remote control trunk release, vinyl roof, sure grip differential, seat belts (front only), power steering cooler, full leather seating, two-tone color combinations available on hardtops.

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