Bill White's 1955 Imperial Newport

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Here is a front quarter view of Bill White's gorgeous 1955 Imperial Newport.  This was the first year that Imperial was a separate make, and it derived its classic styling from the 1953 Parade Phaeton.

Bill's Imperial is treated to the optional two toning, Jade Green with a white roof.  Notice the distinctive exhaust pipe holes in the 1955's bumper.

This car has a new interior with re-dyed white leather to match the white vinyl door panels.  Note the shift lever that is located on the dash for 1955 only.  

The rear seat has plenty of room for those back seat passengers.  The green inserts are new, reproduction cloth.

A cleaning of the engine compartment was necessary for the rejuvenation of this wonderful Imperial.

 A detailed shot of the 331 "Fire Power" Hemi in the process of being cleaned and painted.

Another detailed shot of Bill's engine after it has been rejuvenated.

A close-up of the fan shroud.  Notice that this fan shroud is ribbed...unique to this engine.

You just gotta love those valve covers!!  "Chrysler FirePower" is stamped on each cover and they are painted with the correct aluminum finish.  By the way...where are those spark plugs located?

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