Imperial Home Page -> Imperials by Year -> 1957 -> A Restored and Modified Black 1957 LeBaron
This car was offered for sale in October of 2016 in Bellevue, WA.
It is a very rare 1957 LeBaron model, but has been modified and customized.
Here's what the seller had to say about this unique LeBaron:
Park Place Ltd is pleased to present this gorgeous and incredible 1957 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Resto-Mod. Finished in an impeccable Black exterior, the interior is crafted in custom silver brocade and finest Italian leather, it is absolutely beautiful. This pure black 57 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 4-door hardtop, one of 911 originally manufactured, was disassembled to the last bolt and rebuilt with exquisitely exact lines. Every emphasis of Chryslers "Forward Look" and the inherent mid-century style has been maintained and magnified in this stunning example of retro-cool. Though significantly customized, the eras feel and style is retained and magnified to perfection, liberally using both NOS parts and custom fabrication. Over $700k has gone into this one-of-a-kind custom build.Replete with impeccably chromed trim, sterling silver and gold-plated emblems and simply one of the best black paint jobs that can be seen, garnering this Imperial numerous awards, the exterior of this LaBaron is a show-stopper. The grill was hand fabricated and chromed from over 70 individual pieces. A hint of aggression was added with 20" custom billeted wheels and individually controlled Shockwave air springs, and the hood has been reversed to emphasize the forward lean, even sitting still. Under the hood, the professionally built 392 Cubic-Inch Hemi powerplant is fed by fuel injection via a Retrotek induction system through 8 Stromberg clones, with a Weiand Drag Star manifold, all kept cool by a custom aluminum radiator by Be Cool. The front suspension is tight with a custom engineered and machined, performance-tuned Jim Meyer Racing suspension. The rear employs an Art Morrison four-link, with a 35-spline axle and limited-slip differential.Click to See Undercarriage Pics of this Fantastic Chrysler Imperial Resto-Mod.The interior has been re-upholstered with new, vintage 58 black and silver brocade and black custom Italian leather, with cut pile wool carpeting. The working stock radio belies the hidden sound system, and there are multiple hidden "bootlegger" compartments installed. The original dash has been immaculately restored and the push-button automatic console controls a Retrotek electronic shifter. All modern equipment is hidden under seats or in the trunk, keeping the essential 50s style intact.The unique restoration of this Imperial LeBaron has resulted in a sterling blend of the height of classic form with the best of modern function, and the owner of this vehicle will make a statement of style unequaled anywhere. For more information, or to arrange for a private viewing of this true one-of-a-kind 1957 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Resto-Mod, contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team.
Black 102 miles
Priced at $149,950.
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