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Deserving of its claim of being America's first muscle car, the Chrysler Imperial series spearheaded company founder Walter Chrysler's ambition to become a leading producer of high value prestige cars alongside Cadillac, Stutz and Packard which began in 1926 with the introduction of the first E-80 Imperial models. By 1928 the company was offering ever bigger and more powerful versions culminating in the L-80 Imperial with a standard wheelbase of 136 inches powered by a mighty 6.1 to 1 compression 5,200cc straight six engine producing a huge (in the context of the time) 112 bhp. It was available with a variety of different body styles but for the ultimate exclusivity, the coachbuilt Club Coupe with Rumble seat ('Dickey seat') by Le Baron was top of the range and could not be bettered. Obviously appealing to a very exclusive and wealthy clientel in view of the enormous price tag of over $3,000, production was limited to just 25 cars. It is also the last Chrysler model to wear the fluted radiator design before losing the legal action filed against them by Vauxhall f
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