Luxury at its finest for 1938! Only 145 of these rare top-of-the-line 1938 Chrysler Custom Imperial C20 V8 Limousine’s were built out of only 519 factory built Series C20 models for this year and are now obviously extremely rare. Of this top-of-the-line Imperial C20 line; there were built:
1 compression ratio yielding 122 horsepower and 238 pounds-feet of torque. Most importantly, their peak torque was available at just 1,600 engine revolutions, perfect for carrying some of the prewar era’s most spacious and luxurious bodywork. The Imperial had arrived in 1926 from Walter Chrysler to answer Cadillac, though this would always be more of a prestige leader for Chrysler than a high money maker.
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an obviously always garaged and rust free 1938 Chrsyler Custom Imperial C20 8 cylinder Limousine, and although obviously not a concourse example, this is a well preserved ‘museum piece’ and definitely a car you can enjoy driving immediately and an undisputed very rare, highly desirable, collectible and unabused example of one of the outstanding designs of late 1930’s pre-war art deco period automobiles. These high quality luxury cars were built to be able to complete long distances both quickly, powered by state of the art 8 cylinder engines, and in the utmost of luxury! This is one very desirable pre-war classic car for any classic American car enthusiast or collector to add to his collection, a very honest and unabused example and a sure-fire investment that’s sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector or indeed Chrysler enthusiast.
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