Location: Newcastle
Year: 1938
Make: Chrysler
Model: Custom Imperial Town Limousine
Engine Type: 323cu Straight Eight
Transmission: Manual
Body Type: Sedan Limousine
VIN / Chassis: 469127
Engine Number: C235213
Exterior Colour: Military Blue
Interior Colour: Saddle

For 1938, the Custom Imperial was stretched further, to a 144-inch wheelbase, and while the standard Imperials had a painted, highly polished wood-grain finish to the dashboard, those of the Custom were painted to harmonize with the upholstery.

Imperial Custom vs Custom Imperial was to be reflected years later with Imperial Crown vs Crown Imperial.
The main changes in 1938 were a side-opening hood, a horn ring on the steering wheel (replacing the dash-mounted button), moving the emergency brake, rubber-insulated steering gear, a first for any auto maker and front and rear sway bars, the only Chrysler model to have both.

The sight of this Superb 1938 Custom Imperial arriving here at our Newcastle facility was something to remember, rolling into the building in absolute grand style after driving a 200km trip from Sydney.

This era of motor vehicle manufacturing is long past us now, however we are lucky to see some absolutely beautiful examples still present and this car is one … and possibly the only one !!

Factory RHD and restored to the highest standard by the owner over 3 decades, rare is an understatement.

This fabulous C20 Imperial is one for the fussiest of buyers and is a very rare opportunity indeed.
Do not miss this one as we don’t see this caliber of style, grace and grandeur often at all.
An outstanding vehicle on every level.

Words from the owner –
Originally located in 1973 in Walter Ireland’s Albany Creek Wrecking Yard, it took 34 years to fully restore it to pristine condition, it was 1 of only 145 made world wide and now appears to be the only genuine right hand drive in the world.
Many items were missing when purchased and they had to be made as no parts could be located anywhere in the world, I believe there is now only about 3 remaining worldwide.

This vehicle is located in our facility in Newcastle for further information please contact Michael Saide 0437 637 644.

To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval. NJ1