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There is some "real-life" data on eBay sales of the Imperial line of cars located on the web site, here:
We've got the file updated for 2007 but haven't gotten it posted yet, but the information there would provide you with an idea as to value based on sales that happened (or didn't happen) on eBay back to 2005.
You might find that useful in determining value.


1961 Crown 4D Southampton

Allen, TX, USA

----- Original Message ----
From: frank mahoney <black50net@xxxxxxxxx>
To: mailing-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 8:13:43 PM
Subject: IML: VALUE OF MY '65

Greetings! I wonder if you all could help me with an idea of what the '65 Imperial Crown convertible is worth?

It has a little over 16,000 miles on it. It was repainted some time ago, an okay job. Still looks good. I believe the top has been replaced also.

The interior is all original. The wood trim has some discoloration. All of the windows work except the rear passenger.

The glass in intact. None of the leather is torn. The dash has a little separation.

The tires are new Michel ins. It has the hard side covers for the top and the soft center piece.

I believe I have about got the engine ready to start. ( I'm taking this step slowly because it has sat inside storage for several years.

All of the trim is there inside and out. there is a small dent in the rear chrome trim above the bumper and the chrome trim around the passenger's front wheel well has a minor dent.

Any thoughts would be appreciated,

Take Care,



--- On Fri, 3/14/08, M. Esposito <cadmat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: M. Esposito <cadmat@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IML: How not to buy a classic car
To: mailing-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, March 14, 2008, 5:30 PM

Hey Kenyon, and group, I encounter this sort of thing all the time in the classifieds.. " running when parked" is almost always a crock.. nobody just parks a car that's running great, I guess they just don't want to say the truth that it was kinda' running "ish" (it rolled)  when it died there..., but usually the person selling the car has no idea why it was parked, and is usually someone who knew or was related to the person who parked it, because the needed repair was way more then the car was worth when they parked it ( typically 5 or more years prior to me seeing it) my other favorite is the "needs TLC" line.. that usually means something akin to "the only salvageable part left on this car is one inside door handle"  and oddly enough, that's the car they want 6500.00 for because a neighbor remarked it was a classic.

Imperial Content:  My 90 just turned over 85000 miles this week, pretty good for an 18 year old daily driver...
I bought a 62 that was white in the headlights and
mint green the next morning. "running when parked"
turned into a seized engine

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