Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Sedan
While Chrysler carried the majestic 1932 Imperial CL into 1933, its smaller sibling, the all-new Imperial CQ, debuted in December 1932, riding a nine-inch shorter wheelbase. A more economical alternative to the CL, the CQ nonetheless shared its bigger sibling’s handsome design cues, including swept fenders, raked V-type radiator, a hood with door-type cooling vents and single-bar bumpers. The Imperial CQ Convertible Sedan, including the example offered here, was the only CQ model to utilize a rear-hinged "suicide" door layout. Despite being smaller in size, the CQ offered tremendous value with such standard features as dual windshield wipers, taillights, chrome trumpet-style horns, a covered rear spare tire and more.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
298.65 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Stromberg single-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"
Source: RM Auctions
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