Thanks for the history and pics Bill. I can definatley see the 63 Chrysler in the proposed 62 Imperial. ---- Bill Watson <chrycoman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Most definitely! The 1963 Chrysler was actually developed from Exner's > proposed 1962 Imperial. The stylists took the S series Imperial, removed > the 1955-56 style taillamps and worked in round taillights instead. Up > front the grille was cleaned up and the headlamp area simplified. The rear > window was shrunk - the S series rear window was similar to the production > 1961-62 with wraparound glass. The rounded sides with curved side glass > was also dropped - fuselage styling would have to wait for Engel and his > 1969 models - and the blade fenders smoothed out. The speed boat > windshield, similar to that used on the 1962 Plymouths and Dodges, was > dropped and replaced by the 1960-61 Chrysler design. > > Although the exterior of Exner's new S series was completely new, the cars > were going to be based on the cowl and floor of the 1960-61 models - 118" > wheelbase for Plymouth and Dart, 122" for Polara, DeSoto and Chrysler. > The Imperial was also supposed to be on the the 122" platform, apparently. > > I have some photos of the proposed 1962 Imperial taken in the summer of > 1959, before Chrysler cancelled the proposed 1962 DeSoto, Chrysler and > Imperial due to a lack of cash. At that point the word was to de-fin the > 1961 Chrysler and Imperial bodies for 1962. The shrunken Plymouth and > Dodge were being tooled at that point. But you can see the 1963 Chrysler > in the proposed 1962 Imperial. Originally the 1963 Imperial was to use the > 1963 Chrysler body, but that would have been too small for a luxury car and > looking far too much like a Chrysler. > > > > > > Bill > Toronto -- -- -- Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks! 1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines: http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en. --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.