The famous Imperial line was Chrysler’s luxury auto brand produced from 1955 to 1975 and then from 1981 to 1983. The name ‘Imperial’ certainly suited these vehicles well, as they were top-of-the-line cars made with V8 engines and automatic transmissions.
The 1965 model was wide and spacious, and Chrysler had replaced the push-button automatic transmission gear with a steering column-mounted shift. The grille was replaced by a prominent chromed crossbar and the headlights were incorporated into the grill covered by glass. It was a very large and powerful-looking car that was the ride of choice for many celebrities and musicians, including Marky Ramone, the drummer for famous punk rock band, The Ramones.
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
Produced in the UK between 1958 and 1971, the Austin-Healey Sprite was a small, beautiful sports car that was done as a collaboration between the British car manufacturer, Austin Motor Company Limited, and the Donald Healey Motor Company. The 1960's Bugeye Sprite was built with the massive parts bin of the British Motor Corporation, and was intended to be an affordable sports car model that still looked luxurious.
The car had a modern body, a 948cc A-series overhead valve engine and a manual transmission of the top three gears. The vehicle's smiling grille and bulging headlamps earned it its nickname "bugeye". The Sprite was used as a racing car for many decades to come, with over 50,000 models being sold.
1960 Fiat 500
Manufactured by famous car empire, Fiat Automobiles, the Fiat 500 was the first ever purpose-designed city car to hit the market. Produced from 1957 to 1975, the Fiat 500 Giardiniera was a small, practical and inexpensive car that everybody could afford.
It was the Fiat 500's longest-running model, and it had the engine under the floor of the boot, a roof that stretched to the rear of the car, and was the only car to still feature doors that were hinged at the rear rather than the front. There were 327,000 Fiat Giardinieras produced, and people loved the little car.
1964 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward Phantom V
The 1964 Rolls Royce Mulliner Park Ward Phantom V is not only the vehicle with the longest name in car history, but was also the preferred car by the royal family for many decades. Both the queen and the queen mother had once. However, many years later, another famous, yet less royal British icon would own a Phantom V: The legendary Beatles member, John Lennon.
The regal-looking Phantom V was a large, four-door limousine that was produced by the Rolls-Royce company between 1959 and 1968. This exclusive luxury vehicle had a V8 engine and a Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox made by General Motors. The Phantom V's low gear gave the car a walking speed that was ideal for ceremonies, which is probably why it was the British monarchy's vehicle of choice for so many years.
1962 Willys Jeep CJ-6
The 1962 CJ-6 Jeep was made famous worldwide when it became one of U.S. president Ronald Reagan's favorite rides. When he was back in his ranch in the Santa Ynez mountains of California, Reagan was always on his trusty Jeep. The CJ-6 was a wider version of the previous CJ-5, which allowed for more spacing options, like adding a second row of seats.
This beautiful, sturdy little jeep had side-facing rear bench seats, an 8,000 pound winch, a 134 cubic-inch flathead four-cylinder engine, Dana axles, and a Spicer transfer case.