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Posted 2017-08-18 11:47 AM (#546474)
Subject: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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https://monterey.craigslist.org/cto/d/chrysler-imperial-1957/6267582123.html

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Powerflite
Posted 2017-08-18 3:08 PM (#546488 - in reply to #546474)
Subject: RE: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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What do you think this car is worth? I am thinking $18k is stretching it.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-08-18 5:34 PM (#546499 - in reply to #546488)
Subject: RE: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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Powerflite - 2017-08-18 2:08 PM

What do you think this car is worth? I am thinking $18k is stretching it.


Me too, but I'm not an Imperial guy so I wouldn't go even that high. The car is way below my standard to pay that much.
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2017-08-18 6:13 PM (#546502 - in reply to #546474)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)


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Paint job and interior. Based on the condition of the other stuff, assume it's a mess. All rubber would need replacing, wiring issues, front end rebuild, possible motor gone through, carb rebuilt, fuel system, exhaust, etc. By the time you do that, you'll release doors/trunk/hood were left shut during painting. You'd be in into an additional 50-60k to make it a restored car.
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Imp58Alpes
Posted 2018-04-14 8:50 AM (#561595 - in reply to #546502)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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Apparently, still unsold 8 months later. Price a bit lower. Would the car be not worth the asking price ? Probably Mike was right.
https://monterey.craigslist.org/cto/d/chrysler-imperial-1957/6534415...

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-04-14 9:25 AM (#561597 - in reply to #561595)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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The three images shown do not sell it very well at that price.

The exterior shot has some promise, but the interior and engine shots raise more questions than they answer.



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-04-14 11:44 AM (#561606 - in reply to #561597)
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Selling those period-correct skinny whitewall radials to the guy restoring
a 1971 Ford LTD would more than make up for the cost of any restoration.

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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-04-14 12:15 PM (#561607 - in reply to #561606)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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Luckily i've a '70 LTD but tires are 15"

Frederic has restarded the topic because we've a friend interesting in the car; he has already a '57 but in calimitous conditions: car has been completely disassembled by a mechanic because the car was flooded (water up to the dashboard) but this "professional" mechanic gave up work, didn't notice anything so how to rebuild the car when it's not the same person who try to rebuild !!!
So maybe with two cars my friend can do one ?
I've emailed the seller to have more pics.
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KcImperial
Posted 2018-04-14 2:03 PM (#561611 - in reply to #546474)
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If this is truly about money, a 57-59 convertible bought at the right price might be the only Imperial financially viable to restore to museum quality or even factory original.

For around 15K, if it's a fairly reliable driver, it's cheaper than trying to get a long term project fixed up to similar condition. Based on the few pics in the ad, you probably won't find a better 1957 Imperial coupe for less.

Oh, and it has manual windows which is rare for a coupe too!
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hemidenis
Posted 2018-04-14 9:19 PM (#561637 - in reply to #546474)
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yes, this is probably the base model with crank windows, the interior is showing the base configuration. Now to the overseas buyers buying a car like this sight unseen, could be a very bad idea...
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-04-15 2:30 AM (#561649 - in reply to #561637)
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hemidenis - 2018-04-15 3:19 AM

Now to the overseas buyers buying a car like this sight unseen, could be a very bad idea...

Don't worry, i (or rather my friend) will never buy a car unseen !!!!! I've someone in LA who could see, report, buy and ship the car, in fact it's a french guy who sell "goodies". He has a very good feedback for all the cars he sells and ships.
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2018-04-16 11:59 AM (#561724 - in reply to #546474)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)


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A good friend looked at it. Very rough paint work and not a salvageable piece of chrome on it.
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-04-19 2:03 PM (#561898 - in reply to #546474)
Subject: Re: Chrysler Imperial 1957 - $18000 (Bakersfield)



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Hi Paul, i've sent you a PM, do you get it ?
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tberd62
Posted 2018-04-19 3:21 PM (#561903 - in reply to #546474)
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Phil, I am the person that Pual mentioned. I saw the car a few months back. The car had terrible bondo work done to it. The paint job was poor . All the pot metal was pitted beyond repair. The only thing good about the car was that it started easily and ran smooth. I would run the other way from this car.
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-04-19 3:35 PM (#561905 - in reply to #546474)
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Ok, thanks a lot ... End of the hope but another day ... And if someone knows about a '57 Imperial 2 dr HT (no 58, no 4 dr or conv)

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fc7_plumcrazy
Posted 2018-04-28 8:11 AM (#562415 - in reply to #546474)
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it might still be a fun driver to enjoy without much worrying parking it on the walmart lot

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