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This, my friends, is how America built sports cars in the Cold War. The contemporary Corvette and the Thunderbird were poorly sorted iterations of vaguely understood concepts compared to this 1955 Imperial Newport, with its Hemi engine, its bulkily elegant lines and chrome bumpers heavy enough to smash through a concrete Commie missile silo without a scratch. Who needs a small, uncomfortable, low-to-the-ground roadster when you can commandeer the highways in air-conditioned ease? If Ike were a race car driver, this is what he’d use to win La Carrera Panamericana for the millionth time. From the seller’s description:
1955 Imperial Two Door Hardtop Newport with Factory AC – VIN C555664 – Powered by the 331 Cubic Inch Hemi Motor w/ Powerflite Transmission – Power Steering, Brakes and Seat, as well as the Factory AC – Originally sold in California, it has a very solid body and it runs and drives, but really needs to be restored – White in color with Blue Interior – There are not many 55 Imperial Two Doors out there today, let alone with Factory AC!
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