The 1958 Chrysler Imperial model was the corporation marquee automobile brand from 1955 to 1975 although it made a brief reappearance between 1981 and 1983. This model was made to enhance the company’s competition with other rival companies such as Cadillac. The Chrysler Imperial 1958 had an improved body style and engine, a V8 plus automatic transmission in addition to integrated technological advancements that would propel the vehicle from zero to sixty miles per hour within 9.8 seconds with an unmatched top speed of 125 miles per hour. The model was a bit wider from the inside and also outside with full perimeter frames that enhanced its rigidity.
Additionally, the model received a Torsion-Aire suspension system that reduced un-sprung weight and swung the car’s center of gravity downwards and rearwards. This was brought about by a front bar torsion system that also worked together with multi leaf springs on the rear enhancing a smoother ride with improved handling. The Chrysler Imperial 1958 model dropped the Chrysler name to have Imperial as its brand name. It also had unique roof treatments and a body side that was distinct from any other Chrysler’s models. Additionally, It had gun-sight taillights on the back. The price tag of this automobile famously described by Chrysler as the world’s most magnificent limousine in 1958 was 15, 075 dollars. There were only thirty one models built in that year.
The model provided a good carrier of weighted baggage for a long distance with a lot of comfort. It was wider, longer and lower with additional wild fins. These included a flit sweep deck lid and a false bulge of a continental tire. bulge. It also had in place a cruise control also referred to as auto pilot, which was also available on other Chrysler and Windsor models. This was in addition to power door locks. The styling changes in the 1958 model were only restricted to the bumper with standard quad headlights.