Rainy Day Sighting: Is That An Imperial?

I have been seeing a lot of activity, CC-wise, at a nearby repair shop. It was across the alley from here that I spotted the bespoilered Honda CRX, and I also found a future CC just up the street. Last week, on a crummy gray day with rain pouring down, I spotted this bustle-back Imperial out front.

The rain was coming down in sheets, but I did manage to roll down the window and stick the camera outside for one fleeting shot just as the light turned green. One thing that strikes me is how small the Imperial looks next to the late-model Impala and RAV-4. Gee, do you think it was in for electronic fuel injection issues?

Here’s a brochure pic for those of you who’ve never seen one of these cars up close. I really wish the weather hadn’t been so nasty, especially since later on I realized that it might well have been the first I’ve actually seen in the metal. Well, maybe I’ll catch up with it another day. Until then, check out jpcavanaugh’s ’81 Imperial CC for more info.