1939 CHRYSLER Imperial Custom, 8-cyl., 144

1939 CHRYSLER Imperial Custom, 8-cyl., 144" wb

CUSTOM IMPERIAL — SERIES C-24 — EIGHT: Custom Imperials had basically the same trim features as C-23 Imperials combined with a longer wheelbase, correspondingly longer body panels, richer interior appointments and standard full wheel discs. A new “Cruise and Climb” overdrive transmission was standard in cars of this line and optional in other 1939 models. The Custom Imperials also had larger tires and the standard engine, while having the same compression ratio as the C-23 engine, was slightly more powerful because the aluminum “Silver Dome” cylinder head was standard. The optional Custom Imperial engine was, however, the same as the optional C-23 engine. Several individual customs were built on C-24 running gear.

 

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