It’s good to change one’s walking routine; hadn’t noticed this nice collection before. Must come back for a more thorough visit sometime.
Being a biased Volvo nut, I love the circa 1979 244, but the real find is the ’63 Imperial Crown 4-door hardtop in front of it.
10 will get you 20 that the Caravan..errr…Voyager is a manual…..
Paul probably looked straight past to the RV, that ovlov is in good nick rare straight bumpers and panels.
“Paul probably looked straight past to the RV…
I had the same response. I mean that Paul would, not me… 😉
s much as I have a fondness for RVs, vintage Imperials hold a much greater charm. Anyway, those kind of RVs are a bit to hum-drum for me. I look for character in them too.
I Look forward to hearing more about the 63 Imperial, I Use to spend many hours sitting in a black 63 Imperial Coupe, crown I think… I played with the seats, windows, and pushed the transmission buttons IIRC
On the one hand it does look a little eclectic, but I”m betting that’s a Dodge chassis under that motorhome. So you could think of it as Mopar guy that also has a Volvo.
You’re right, it is an old Dodge. But it’s a pretty eclectic collection even for Mopars, eh?
That Volvo looks very similar to the one I had — a 1980 2-door sedan in the medium blue color that was used for years. I probably test-drove a ’79 green one like the one pictured, the first year Volvo used the wraparound taillights. It’s getting quite rare to see a big-bumpered Volvo (pre ’83) around here now in central Virginia.
Mine was simply called a “DL” rather than “242DL.”
I also always thought the ’63 Imperials were much better looking without those silly “gunsight” taillights of earlier years.
With me and Imperials the more outrageous the styling the better.
Dan, I agree with you to a point. I had a 1958 Imperial Southhampton 4-door hardtop. It had excellent panel fit all around – especially for a car that was around 12 years old at the time – and a great many Imperial-only chrome pieces, moldings etc. Even the gas door was a little Imperial-only casting. But it had been designed by someone who apparently thought that the car would never be used on rainy days. The drip moldings were useless because the shape of the top blocked them at the rear doors. The fake spare tire on the decklid would trap one or two ounces of water to pour into the trunk if you opened the lid in the rain.
If I had to choose an Imperial from the years when it was a distinct make (1955-75), I’d take the ’64, the first year of the major restyle from the Forward Look era. You still got the cool wraparound windshield and kinked A-pillars, along with a split grille and slab sides. I wish the fake continental kit was given the heave-ho, however.
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