1959 Imperial Speedster | Concept Car

Fan submission from Scott Burgess. This is an amazing story of how this Imperial was seen and photographed by Scott.  Thank you Scott.

The story: This bus came to my Home town Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2013 followed by lots of cars and 2 trailer queens.
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Scott saw this on the rack
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This is the interior

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And check out the wheels on this beaut!
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As owner, designer and builder Murray Pfaff puts it, the Imperial Speedster is the concept car that Chrysler never envisioned. It’s a two-seat roadster hewn from a massive 1959 Imperial Crown Custom sedan. There simply isn’t room here to get into every detail that consumed 10,000 hours of painstaking craftsmanship, but in a nutshell, the car’s body was cut into 46 major sections and welded back together in his Royal Oak, Mich. home’s two-garage. It has been shortened in 5 places for a total of 52″, narrowed 8″ and sectioned 3″.

Despite the classic styling, glimmering chrome, and gold-platted emblems; underneath lies a truly modern performance vehicle. Power is delivered via a 425HP, 6.1 Liter SRT HEMI V8 channeled through a 518 automatic to a Dodge Viper independent rear suspension.

The Imperial Speedster took over 100,000 hours to build.

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