Chrysler CG Imperial Close Coupled Sedan
Like the Cord L-29, which was also designed by Al Leamy, the CG Imperial was dramatically long and low, featuring gracefully swept fenders and a striking vee-shaped radiator. All Chryslers had a well-deserved reputation for performance, and the CG Imperial’s “straight eight” did not disappoint, with 125 horsepower on tap and a four-speed transmission to move it along. The four-speed transmission, four-point engine mounts, hydraulic brakes, and well-tuned suspension ensured that they were also quite refined to drive, in addition to being considered the most-beautiful classic era Imperial ever built. Introduced in July 1930, the CG Imperial was only produced through December 1931.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
125 hp, 384 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, four-speed synchromesh manual transmission, beam front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs in the front and rear, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145"
Source: RM Auctions
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