Imperial 1963 convertible data plate
Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2023-02-28 4:35 AM (#627930)
Subject: Imperial 1963 convertible data plate



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Hello everyone, I haven't been here for a long time, sorry... Yesterday I went to see an Imperial 1963 convertible for sale but also to be completely restored! I'm not interested, I'm not 30 anymore! I need a little help deciphering the data plate. The VIN shows that it is an early 63 (it ends in 102465).
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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-02-28 12:11 PM (#627937 - in reply to #627930)
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Sorry I can't help Phil, but stopping by to give y'all a big Howdy!
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frwl
Posted 2023-02-28 4:02 PM (#627944 - in reply to #627930)
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A2 – 342 – Torqueflite Transmission
B2 – 352 – Power Brakes
C3 – 353 – Power Seat 6-Way (Bench)
D4 – 354 – Power Windows
H3 – 363 – Radio AM Golden Touch Tuner
K1 – 381 – Heater and Air Conditioning
L6 – 396 – Black Convertible Top Color
P6 – 426 – Trunk Light
Q1 – 431 – Solex Tinted Glass
R4 – 444 – Flight Sweep Trunk Lid
S2 – 472 – Sill and Wheel Opening Molding
T2 – 482 – Left Outside Rear View Mirror wit Remote Control
V3 – 493 – Inside Mirrors: Tilt Type and Vanity both

SO 0828 – Scheduled on August 28, 1962; it might be an early production model (if it has VIN 9233102465)
NUMBER 0023 – 23th Imperial built that day
BDY 925 – Imperial (9), Crown (2), Convertible (5)
TRM 955 – Red (or Claret) Leather
PNT WW1 – Oyster White

All-Leather Claret Trim used on both Imperials but has different codes: 955 for Crown, 975 for Le Baron…




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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2023-02-28 4:08 PM (#627945 - in reply to #627944)
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Thanks frwl !!!!

And thanks Wayne for the message ....

I put some pics of the '63 Crown (which has a white top and not a forward look because no engine/trans ...)




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sermey
Posted 2023-03-01 10:55 AM (#627966 - in reply to #627944)
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Frwl: A master-sample of decoding!  - SERGE -

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frwl
Posted 2023-03-01 12:08 PM (#627969 - in reply to #627930)
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Thank you, Serge!
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frwl
Posted 2023-03-01 12:16 PM (#627970 - in reply to #627945)
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Phil_the_frenchie - 2023-02-28 4:08 PM

I put some pics of the '63 Crown (which has a white top and not a forward look because no engine/trans ...)


Here the 1963 Chrysler Convertible Top Colors list;
The 6 is for black, while 7 for a white soft top;
I think this car originally had black top, later reupholstered in white…




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frwl
Posted 2023-03-01 12:33 PM (#627972 - in reply to #627930)
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Another interesting fact is:
Why did they encode standard equipment? It should go "by default" anyway…

I think to avoid confusion on the assembly line.
Chrysler (except New Yorker and 300J) had power steering, brakes and automatic transmission in the list of optional equipment, while Imperial had everything as standard.
Since 1962, both Chrysler and Imperial have been produced at the same Jefferson plant…
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frwl
Posted 2023-03-01 12:40 PM (#627973 - in reply to #627930)
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frwl
Posted 2023-03-01 12:50 PM (#627974 - in reply to #627930)
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Here another 1963 Imperial Crown Convertible with similar 955 leather trim, which sold on 2020 for comparison:
It was scheduled on October 23, 1962 (SO NUMBER 1023 0053) and has WHITE convertible top: L7 = 397 on the data plate

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-chrysler-imperial-crown/



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Posted 2023-03-01 12:50 PM (#627975 - in reply to #627930)
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