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€277,406

Asking price

1964 IMPERIAL CROWN PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE BY GHIA For Sale

  • Left Hand Drive
  • 15,115 Miles
  • Automatic, 3 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1964
  • Black
  • Dealer
  • United States

Description

HIGHLIGHTS:
INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION!
ONLY 15, 115 ACTUAL MILES
PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE BY GHIA, ONE OF ONLY 10 PRODUCED IN 1964
BUILT BY CHRYSLER, THEN SENT TO ITALY FOR FINAL ASSEMBLY
SPECIAL ORDERED FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
USED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY FROM NOVEMBER 1963 THROUGH THE END OF 1964
THEN USED BY PRES. LYNDON B. JOHNSON THROUGH HIS ADMINISTRATION
INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTED PROVENANCE!!
ACCOMPANIED WITH A COPY OF ITS BUILD SHEET, CERTIFIED CAR CARE BOOKLET, AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES FEATURING THE LIMOUSINE
PHOTOED AND VIDEOD OF IT BEING USED AT THE WHITE HOUSE, CAMP DAVID, AND BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY
OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY
CENTERPIECE FOR ANY MAJOR COLLECTION OR MUSEUM
POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CARS TO COME TO MARKET IN YEARS!
TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
A COLLECTOR'S DREAM

OPTIONS INCLUDE:
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
'AUTO-PILOT' CRUISE CONTROL
POWER BRAKES
POWER STEERING
POWER WINDOWS
WOOL & LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
SHEARED MOUTON CARPETS
REAR OCCASIONAL SEATS
FACTORY FRONT & REAR CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING
REAR-SEAT RADIO CONTROLS

After enjoying several decades as Chrysler's flagship vehicle, the Imperial became a separate brand in 1955. For 1957, the cars received their own special platform, further differentiating them from the rest of the lineup. With more interior space adn nearly every contemporary luxury feature available, Imperials were strong competitors in the full-size luxury vehicle space. A variety of body styles were offered, from standard sedan to pillarless coupe. For those who desired even greater exclusivity, the Imperial was offered as a limousine finished by Ghia of Italy.

Imperials destined for limousine use were built on the convertible chassis and shipped to Ghia's facilities in Italy. There, they were lengthened and reworked by a team of artisans. Completion took over a month, with costs dramatically higher than nearly any competitor. Unsurprisingly, the high cost kept production numbers down: only 132 are known to have been made from 1957-1965. Naturally, most of these were utilized for government or executive motor pools when new.

The sensational 1964 Imperial Crown Presidential Limousine featured here is finished in stunning Formal Black over an interior trimmed in Black leather up front and Grey wool in in the rear. This exquisite Six-Window Presidential Limousine was used by Jacqueline Kennedy in the funeral possession to Arlington Cemetery for her husband President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. The car also appeared in President Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration, where it was photographed and videoed for television. Jacqueline continued using the Imperial through 1964, whereupon it returned to the White House's motor pool. Subsequently, it was utilized by President Johnson on a variety of occasions.

Eventually, the car was returned to Chrysler, who auctioned it to Hugh McVeigh, owner of Redford Chrysler in Redford, Michigan. Mr. McVeigh was known to periodically use the car and feature it in his showroom until he realized the significance of its history. The car was later acquired by Eppert Oil and used sparingly until eventually joining a world-class collection. This Imperial Crown Ghia Presidential Limousine is one of only 10 produced in 1964, and was completed in Torino, Italy by famed custom coachbuilder Ghia. With only 15, 115 actual miles, remarkably original condition, and incredible provenance, this is the perfect car to be the centerpiece of any major collection or museum. I personally believe the investment potential of this piece of American history will grow beyond your imagination! We proudly offer this magnificent 1964 Imperial to the investment-minded collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the importance and rarity of this iconic motorcar.

Daniel Schmitt & Co.

Daniel Schmitt & Co.

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1224 Listings since 2019

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3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd St. Louis MO 63074
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Country:
United States
Reference number:
C1703788
Listed on:
01/06/2024
Make:
Chrysler
Model:
Imperial
Year:
1964
Colour:
Black
Seller type:
Dealer

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