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Swallow Strainers – 1962 Imperial Crown Sedan

November 27, 2013

If you’re interested in jet-age or mid-century modern design, you should definitely be familiar with the work of people like Virgil Exner and Elwood Engel. Exner actually designed one of the first post-war cars, the Studebaker Starlight coupe, which definitely had jet themes, and then created the futuristic forward-look cars for Chrysler. Incidentally, he was also responsible for the design of the 1956 Imperial featured last week. Elwood Engel is most famous for his work on the 1961 Lincoln Continental, but also worked on the similar looking Chrysler slab-sided cars, as well as having a hand in most of Chrysler’s muscle cars. With that context, here’s Exner’s last opus, or the reason Engel was called in – this 1962 Imperial Crown sedan is for sale in Oakland, CA for $3500.

1962 Imperial right front