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frwl
Posted 2020-09-04 2:38 PM (#602922)
Subject: 1960 Imperial Optional Codes


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This is 1960 Imperial Crown Convertible (BDY 925)
With White Leather Trim (TRM 529)
And Alaskan White Exterior Color (PNT WW1)
Scheduled on September 14, 1959 (SO 0914)
As a Fifth Car since production day is beginning (NUMBER 8505)

Can anyone decoding optional letter codes?

Hint: don't try to decipher it using 1960 Jefferson plant codes – they are not help;
Until May 1961, Imperials were built in Warren plant, at the former DeSoto factory…




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frwl
Posted 2020-09-04 2:44 PM (#602923 - in reply to #602922)
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-04 3:00 PM (#602924 - in reply to #602922)
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There are three convertible top colors offered:

331 = Black
332 = White
334 = Blue

And each of these is available with Alaskan White paint…




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frwl
Posted 2020-09-19 4:06 PM (#603346 - in reply to #602922)
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Did nobody the 60 Imperial owner’s view this notice in three weeks?

Any comments, please...
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-09-20 3:17 AM (#603370 - in reply to #602922)
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heh I need this info also... not that I have any options left I think i had a non AC 60 imperial
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-21 8:31 AM (#603405 - in reply to #602922)
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OK…
Just my guessing based on the really examples
Of course it has need a confirmation or deny
Imperial owners – reply please…
Don’t forget – it is Warren Avenue Detroit Assembly Plant car codes… not Jefferson…

F1 = 311 = Heater and Air Conditioning – Single Unit
G2 = 332 = Convertible Top Color – White
H8 = 348 = Flit Sweep Deck Lid
J5 = 375 = Automatic Head Lamp Beam Changer
K7 = 377 = Auto Pilot Cruise Control
L3 = 383 = Mirror Outside Rear View Left – Remote Control
M5 = 385 = Mirror Outside Rear View Right
Q3 = 423 = Radio Golden Touch Tuner and Power Antenna (less rear seat speaker because Convertible has not)
R3 = 443 = Solex Tinted Glass – Windshield and Side Glasses (because Convertible)
S1 = 471 = Swivel Seats (Power assisted if it is a Crown and LeBaron models only)
T2 = 602 = Sold Car
V1 = no idea…
XY = no idea too…

Thanks for reply Mike! But you are Dodge fan…
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60 Imp
Posted 2020-09-22 8:50 AM (#603450 - in reply to #602922)
Subject: RE: 1960 Imperial Optional Codes


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Igor (and Mike), Imperials were only built on Warren Ave in 1960.
I have seen the options code somewhere online ages ago, but I cant find it now. I will keep looking. I cant help you with using car, it has the wrong data-plate on it, as the rad support has been changed

Steve.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-09-22 11:21 AM (#603458 - in reply to #602922)
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This sounds like a Shriner's car. They would buy a fleet of matching loaded up Imperial Convertibles right at the beginning of production. In 1960 they were all white like this one. Here's an ad from New Mexico in October 1960 from a used car dealer selling off a bunch of them. A friend has two all white convertibles although both have been painted red now.


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RDP
Posted 2020-09-22 11:21 AM (#603459 - in reply to #602922)
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Well, does not explain letter codes, but maybe it will be useful.



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frwl
Posted 2020-09-22 1:06 PM (#603464 - in reply to #602922)
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-22 1:08 PM (#603465 - in reply to #602922)
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What the body code 910 is?
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-09-22 1:09 PM (#603466 - in reply to #603459)
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RDP - 2020-09-22 8:21 AM

Well, does not explain letter codes, but maybe it will be useful.


Would like to find one of those for 1960 Chrysler.
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-22 1:18 PM (#603469 - in reply to #602922)
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Posted 2020-09-22 1:19 PM (#603470 - in reply to #602922)
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-09-22 1:22 PM (#603471 - in reply to #603465)
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frwl - 2020-09-22 10:08 AM

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What the body code 910 is?


That might mean all of the Custom series. Here are the body codes:

912 - Custom 2-dr HT
913 - Custom 4-dr Sedan
914 - Custom 4-dr HT
922 - Crown 2-dr HT
923 - Crown 4-dr Sedan
924 - Crown 4-dr HT
925 - Crown 2-dr Conv
933 - LeBaron 4-dr Sedan
934 - LeBaron 4-dr HT
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-22 1:25 PM (#603472 - in reply to #602922)
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-22 1:26 PM (#603473 - in reply to #602922)
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The last 0 what is
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-09-22 1:32 PM (#603474 - in reply to #603473)
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frwl - 2020-09-22 10:26 AM

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The last 0 what is


910 includes 912, 913 and 914.

So 910 would be Custom series, 920 is Crown series and 930 is LeBaron series.

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frwl
Posted 2020-09-24 1:17 PM (#603548 - in reply to #602922)
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Another ’60 Imperial Crown Convertible that posted by Dave (56D500boy) a couple days ago
Thank you, Dave!

https://www.allcollectorcars.com/for-sale/1960-CHRYSLER-IMPERIAL-CRO...

It is very early (0811 = August 11, 1959) production car
With wrong pink paint (originally Lilac = code RR1)
And with wrong white trim (originally it had a Mauve Leather = code 526)

It has the same optional codes on the data tag except: K7, S1, T2, V1 and XY
It also has different code F5 instead F1 (on the first data tag showed above)
According to my guessing, this is non A/C car equipped with Heater only (F5 = 315)
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-09-24 3:47 PM (#603552 - in reply to #603548)
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frwl - 2020-09-24 10:17 AM

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Another ’60 Imperial Crown Convertible that posted by Dave (56D500boy) a couple days ago
Thank you, Dave!

https://www.allcollectorcars.com/for-sale/1960-CHRYSLER-IMPERIAL-CRO...

It is very early (0811 = August 11, 1959) production car


Errr...Umm...I think Aug 11, 1959 = late build 1959 car, not an early 1960 car. This might be why I liked it. It isn't a 1960 car.

I could be wrong but the new models typically didn't roll out until Oct/Nov so early builds were Sept/Oct.

Somebody will know for sure.

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Posted 2020-09-24 5:44 PM (#603554 - in reply to #602922)
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I'm not sure about the date code, but the Convertible is a 1960 model, no mistake about that!
Steve.
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Posted 2020-09-24 6:29 PM (#603556 - in reply to #603554)
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60 Imp - 2020-09-24 2:44 PM
I'm not sure about the date code, but the Convertible is a 1960 model, no mistake about that!
Steve.


Based on the VIN, can we tell if it is real early build (Aug 1959) or late built (August 1960)?

"They were introduced September 1959 as 1960 models and in the dealer showrooms by October of that year. "

REFERENCE: https://notoriousluxury.com/2015/04/01/the-iconic-and-unforgettable-...

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frwl
Posted 2020-09-25 2:20 AM (#603564 - in reply to #602922)
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Here what I found:
Imperial began producing its 1960 models in August of 1959.

http://www.imperialclub.com/Yr/1960/Warren/Plant.htm

They shown publicly for the first time on October 2, 1959

http://www.imperialclub.com/Yr/1960/60Mailer/scan.jpg

Just imagine: this is 143th car since production began (according to the VIN)…
Overall 1960 Imperials built 17,719 units; of these 618 convertibles were built
So, what production this car should be logically: early or late?
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Posted 2020-09-25 8:32 AM (#603569 - in reply to #603552)
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56D500boy - 2020-09-24 12:47 PM
frwl - 2020-09-24 10:17 AM . Another ’60 Imperial Crown Convertible that posted by Dave (56D500boy) a couple days ago Thank you, Dave! https://www.allcollectorcars.com/for-sale/1960-CHRYSLER-IMPERIAL-CRO... It is very early (0811 = August 11, 1959) production car
Errr...Umm...I think Aug 11, 1959 = late build 1959 car, not an early 1960 car. This might be why I liked it. It isn't a 1960 car. I could be wrong but the new models typically didn't roll out until Oct/Nov so early builds were Sept/Oct. Somebody will know for sure. :)

This is 100% a 1960 Imperial car model. The front grill of the 1960 Imperial models were completely different from the 1959 models. Also, the biggest difference between the 1959 and 1960 models was the instrument panel dash design, which the 1960 Imperials got a new instrument panel design with the two large circular instrument/gauge clusters and it was the first year that its instrument/gauge panels were lit by its newly developed Panelescent lighting.

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Posted 2020-09-25 11:08 AM (#603571 - in reply to #603569)
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"9" = Imperial
"2" = Crown
"0" = 1960 model year
"4" = Warren Avenue Plant
numbers start with 100001

100143 - so this is an early built car, Igor is right




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Posted 2022-12-12 1:11 PM (#626311 - in reply to #602922)
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Trim Tag Info:

F1 = 311 = Air Conditioning including Heater
G1 = 331 = Black Convertible Top Color
H8 = 348 = Flight Sweep Deck Lid
L3 = 383 = Outside Rear View Mirror with Remote Control
Q3 = 423 = Radio Golden Touch Tuner with Power Antenna (Less Rear Seat Speaker)
R2 = no idea

SO 1111 = Scheduled on November 11, 1959
NUMBER 0137 = 37th Imperial built that day
BDY 925 = Imperial (9), Crown (2), Convertible (5)
TRM 525 = Red Leather Upholstery
PNT PP1 = Regal Red

Originally has black top; no factory power door locks, and no right outside mirror, as stated by seller…

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=78068&...




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