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This car was offered for sale on Ebay in February 2016.
Here's what the seller had to say about this very nice 1971 Imperial:
Here before your eyes is one of the finest original unrestored Chrysler Imperials that you will ever have a chance to own! This Beautiful 1971 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 2 Door Hardtop is one of only 1,442 that were produced for the '71 Model Year! The original owner: Ezra Gackenbach from Allentown, PA. special ordered this highly optioned Imperial through Gehman Chrysler in Emmaus, PA. at a price of over $9,000 in 1971 dollars! Mr. Gackenbach sold the car in August of 1984 to Frank Benner that lived nearby. Frank only owned the car for a few years before selling it to fellow outside of Detroit in 1988 where it was hardly ever driven and was kept inside one of those car storage bags for almost all of the last 27 years! A buddy of mine who was a Big Shot at Chrysler and retired recently after almost 35 years of loyal service had bought this terrific Imperial just last summer from the previous owner of 27 years and started in on getting all of the necessary maintenance work performed on it after having sat for so many years. After getting her all fixed up and fully road worthy once again and having a little fun with her my buddy sold me the car so he could move on to his next project.
Although the Original Window Sticker I have with this car is not for this particular Imperial, it does go to an identical Imperial in color combination as well as having very much the same options. You will be able to see the cost of the various options that did in fact come on the Imperial you see here. Some of the options on this very expensive Imperial were as follows:
Factory Power Moon Roof / AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Recorder / Power Leather Bucket Seats R & L with fold down armrest / Right Side Reclining Bucket Seat / Automatic Temperature Control / Rear Seat Heater-Defroster / Power Door Locks / Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel / Power Deck Lid Release / Cruise Control / Headlights Washer & Wiper / Automatic Headlight Dimmer / Sure Grip Rear End / All Windows Tinted / Safeguard Sentinel Lighting and more.
Recent Maintenance Work Done to the Car is as follows: New Brake Shoes, Disc Pads and Wheel Cylinders / New Rebuilt Brake Booster & Master Cylinder / Rebuilt Power Steering Pump / Air Conditioning Charged / New Left Power Window Gear / Changed Oil & Filter and last but not least was purchasing Brand New Coker Classic Whitewall Radial Tires for the car.
THERE ARE NO RUST ISSUES IN THIS CAR ANYWHERE! That in and of itself is incredible!
The Chrome on the Bumpers and all of the trim on the car is in near mint condition!
All of the incredible interior that you see is factory original including all four factory installed floor mats! And everything works as it should. This Awesome Imperial LeBaron runs and drives like a new car and is a very quiet and tight ride as it has been lovingly pampered since the day she was brought home by Ezra & Lucinda Gackenbach. Lastly, the paint and body. In 1976 the car suffered some sort of damage on the passenger side door and the front corner of the drivers side front fender. Mr. Gackenbach had a local body shop do the repairs and I would imagine those repairs no doubt looked good at the time the work was done but over the last 40 years since those repairs were made there has been some sort of shrinkage going on with the filler. Other than these repaired areas, I feel pretty confident that the rest of the car is all original factory paint. I have other pictures I can send that show more details of the repaired areas if interested. The car is being sold as is.
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): YM23T1C144XXX
Number of Cylinders: 8
Body Type: Coupe
Trim: LeBaron Coupe
Engine: 440 4bbl
Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Gold
Interior Color: Tan
For Sale By: Private Seller
Starting Bid: $23,500
Rare items: Sunroof and Headlight washers
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