Well well ladies and germs, guess what Jason got now! Yep, a mighty 1973 Imperial LeBaron with only 43,000 miles on the clock!
And yes, that’s Imperial, bub! Imperial was a separate make from 1955-1975, But before ’55 and going back to the Thirties, it was the top rung Chrysler. Many, many people never figured out that it was a separate marque for twenty years, even when they were new and sitting in showrooms.
Chrysler Corporation did not help matters by adding a “by Chrysler” emblem to 1972-73 LeBaron two- and four-door hardtops. So now that we’ve gotten that straightened out, lets talk about this lovely land yacht!
Jason has known about this time capsule of an Imperial for several years. But over the weekend he finally decided he had to have it! And who could blame him?
And this is just as the car sits as of today! If you’ve read my other articles on Jason’s cars, you know he is a master at refurbishing nice old cars.
Jason is a MAJOR fan of these, he owned a 1972 LeBaron a few years back, but it wasn’t half as nice as this one. So, why Imperial? In his own words:
“For those wondering…….for those friends of mine who have never really seen one of these. These cars have a sinister look to them and look they want to run you over sitting still. These car also came standard with a 440 big block. I owned a 72 I sold to Joel and it was a BEAST. Just how many 73 Imperial LeBarons do you see roaming around the Spokane county area? The answer is none.”
Expect a full-blown article after Jason works his magic on this fine example. But I share his love of these cars, and wanted to dash off a quick post as soon as possible! But expect the more typical Klockau 1000-word plus post in the near future!
And by the way, this acquisition means the minty fresh 1976 Bonneville Brougham will be going away eventually. If anyone has an interest, let me know, and I can get in touch with Jason. Until then, keep calm and Brougham on!