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#35460 of 37011 Re: Deluxe?> [stickguy]
Jan 06, 2013 (2:03 pm)
Yup, it's a 1981 Chrysler Imperial, but not just any Chrysler Imperial, it's a "Frank Sinatra Edition" .
Jan 07, 2013 (8:26 am)
#35462 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [andys120]
Jan 07, 2013 (8:30 am)
1972 Chevy Impala convertible. One of many 70's battlecruisers that I've had a lusting for from time to time. Also, the last year that the convertible was in the Impala series, as they moved it to the Caprice line for '73-75.
If I bought one though, I don't think red would be my first choice.
#35463 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [andre1969]
Jan 07, 2013 (11:34 am)
I'd love to own one of those big convertibles.
#35464 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [andre1969]
Jan 07, 2013 (3:40 pm)
I had a 73 Pontiac Catalina batttlecruiser. 400 cubes. What a ride!
#35465 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [andre1969]
Jan 07, 2013 (4:26 pm)
Yup, it's a '72 Impala. I too have a soft spot for those big convertibles but they're just too big to mess with on today's crowded roads, and then there's the gas mileage.
#35466 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [andys120]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 07, 2013 (6:08 pm)
last week I was driving a Chrysler 300G convertible---talk about BIG---we couldn't even find a lift that it would fit on!! Parking in a 'slot'? Forget that. And those 2 big 4bbl carbs sucking gas. What a ride, though. You park that next to *anything* and the other car immediately disappears.
#35467 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 07, 2013 (6:27 pm)
The G isn't that big. Looked it up and found 219in. My 79 Continental was 233 in.
Jan 07, 2013 (6:33 pm)
I wonder if the 300G weighs more? Also, 18 years of product development between the 2 cars can certainly be felt in brakes and steering.
#35469 of 37011 Re: Ragtop> [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 07, 2013 (6:45 pm)
From the same sources the G weighs in at 4430, the Lincoln shows a range of 4900-5500 lbs.
If you consider my "mid size " 2012 LaCrosse tips the scale at over 4000 the old boats aren't that bad.