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The Most Unique and Indescribable Instrument Panel in Automotive History

TLDRThe 1961-1963 Imperials by Chrysler have an incredibly unique and indescribable instrument panel that stands out among all other cars of the time. From the square steering wheel to the periscope-like automatic headlamp dimmer, this interior is a true work of art.

Key insights

🚗The 1961-1963 Imperials by Chrysler have an incredibly unique and indescribable instrument panel that stands out among all other cars of the time.

📺The instrument panel features a square steering wheel, green triangle turn signals, push-button torque flight transmission activation, and periscope-like automatic headlamp dimmer.

🌟The interior of the 1961-1963 Imperials is a true work of art, with its unconventional design and attention to detail.

❄️Air conditioning was available as an option for these cars, with vents that protruded from the upper portion of the dash.

🏎️The 1961-1963 Imperials were not great sellers compared to Cadillac, but they are still considered to be beautiful cars.

Q&A

How much did the 1961-1963 Imperials by Chrysler cost?

The cheapest 1961 Imperials retailed for just under $5,000, while the top of the line LeBaron hardtop sedan retailed for $6,426.

What were the sales numbers like for the 1961-1963 Imperials?

In 1961, production totaled about 10,000 units across all model lineups, excluding the Limousines.

How does the interior of the 1961-1963 Imperials compare to other cars of the time?

The interior of the 1961-1963 Imperials is unique and stands out with its unconventional design and attention to detail.

Did the 1961-1963 Imperials have air conditioning?

Yes, air conditioning was available as an option for these cars, with vents that protruded from the upper portion of the dash.

How do the 1961-1963 Imperials compare to Cadillac in terms of sales?

The 1961 Imperials sold about 10 times fewer units than Cadillac in the same year, even though they were priced similarly.

Timestamped Summary

00:03A viewer recently asked me what car had the best instrument panel, and I believe the 1961-1963 Imperials by Chrysler stand out from the rest.

00:49The 1961-1963 Imperials were the longest non-limousine cars ever made, measuring 227 inches in length.

02:20The cheapest 1961 Imperials retailed for $4,923, while the top of the line LeBaron hardtop sedan retailed for $6,426.

04:51The interior of the 1961-1963 Imperials is a true work of art, with its unconventional and indescribable instrument panel.

06:43Air conditioning was available as an option for these cars, with vents that protruded from the upper portion of the dash.

08:22The 1961-1963 Imperials were not great sellers compared to Cadillac, but they are still considered to be beautiful cars.