1941 Chrysler Imperial Specifications and Equipment

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The 1941 Chrysler Crown Imperial limousines included an undetermined amount of LeBaron Custom Town Limousines, a limited edition model which was only produced on special order but built on the Crown's frame.



Chrysler Imperial Town Sedan


Power windows, known as hydro-electric windows, were introduced this year and were first offered as optional equipment on the Crown Imperials.  Vacamatic transmission also saw its debut this year as optional equipment for the Imperial.  Production began in August, 1940 and ended July, 1941 and introduced in September, 1940.




Inline, L-head Eight  Cast Iron Block


Bore & Stroke : 3-1/4 in x 4-7/8 in. 


Displacement : 323.5 cubic inches in CR

Standard - 6.8:1  

Optional -6.8:1(aluminum)

Brake Horsepower :

Standard - 140@3400rpm

N.A.C.C. -  33.80

Main bearings : Six


Solid Valve Lifters


Carburetor - Stromberg 2V model



Torque : 260 lbs.-ft.@1600 rpm


Wheelbase : 145.5 inches

Tires : 15 x 7.50


Fluid Drive Transmission standard

Speeds: 3 forward and 1 reverse

Column mounted gearshift.

Shaft drive

Hypoid rear axle

Overall ratio : 4.55:1






  • Whitewall tires

  • Full wheel disc brakes

  • Wheel trim beauty rings

  • OSRV mirror(s)

  • Two-tone paint

  • Fender skirts

  • Bumper guards

  • Radio

  • Heater

  • Clock

  • Cigar lighter

  • Radio antenna

  • Seat covers

  • Extra sun shades

  • Spotlight(s)

  • Fog lamps

  • Vacamatic 4-speed transmission

  • Bumper crash bars

  • Master grille guard

  • Chrome exhaust extensions

  • Leather driver's seat (limousines only)

  • Hydro-electric power windows

  • Saran trim package

  • Rear fender gravel guards

U.S. enters World War II December 7, 1941


Information on this page was obtained from The Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990 by John Lee and Chrysler Chronicles by James Flammang.

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