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These are the "before" pictures of my '58 Imperial Crown.
This picture shows the Imperial sitting in a car lot in Prosser, Washington, March 2004 (where I found it with the help of our friends Clint & Laurie Carter).
This was my first view of the car.
I gave it a test drive, and then made the arrangements to buy it and have it trucked to Portland, Oregon (where I live) about 100 miles away.
The following photos show the car about two weeks later, after it arrived, and after a very quick wash and cleaning.
The car currently resides inside the garage.
Here are some of the notable spec's:
As you can see, the interior upholstery is a work of art, and some things on the car have been modified, but it gets up and goes, and although the steering and brakes are not as tight as they should be, it gives me a great project car to bring back to being a solid driver, and all around fun car.
-Michael and Melissa Howlett
(bringing the old beasts back to life)