1964 Imperial Crown, Plus Bonus DOTS Imperial Poll

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/08/08 9:00am 10/08/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I've been thinking about the Imperial quite a bit lately, since there's a very clean hardtop '71 Imperial Le Baron now sitting in my driveway. We'll get the story on that car a…

For All You 60's-Era Chrysler Fans, Imperial And New Yorker, Oh My!

These two 60's-era Chryslers were rolling ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise and parked around the corner from each other at Duggan's Irish Pub, the place where we saw the same company unveil the Chysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5. The contrast in awesomeness could not be more poignant. The wagony goodness of the New… » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm

Break Out The Pabst, Boys, It's Imperial Wrenching Time!

Sometimes the old 413 in the '65 Imperial just won't run right. That's when it's time to buy a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and invite some of your grimy gearhead henchmen to dive into the Chrysler's innards with you! I shot this circa-1987 image on a keychain camera using 110 film, hence the excessive,… » 9/13/07 3:30pm 9/13/07 3:30pm

Autoextremist Applauds Imperial Execution

His Royal Peetness is huzzahing like a madman at Chrysler's decision to do in the Imperial, calling it "the wrong car, at the wrong time, from the wrong car company" and hoping that the decision to cancel the ill-proportioned behemoth may be the sign of common sense beginning to prevail in the hallways of Auburn… » 7/19/07 8:15pm 7/19/07 8:15pm

Phantom Margarine Dies on the Vine

We noted earlier that Chrysler has killed the Imperial. You know, generally, we're for V8, rear drive cars. Success, after all, begets success, so we were thrilled to see the 300, Magnum, Charger and revised Mustang lead to the Challenger, the Interceptor, Camaro and G8, but after the inital "What is that?" shock wore… » 7/17/07 7:45pm 7/17/07 7:45pm