Length - 225.7 inches ( 18 Feet, 9.7 inches )
Wheel Base - 129 inches
Width - 81.2 inchess ( 6 feet, 9.2 inches )
Height - 56.7 inches ( 4 feet, 8.7 inches )
Weight - 4795 pounds
Engine - High compression 90 degree V8, with Hemispherical combustion chambers
Displacement - 392 cu. in.
Brake Horse Power - 345 @ 4600 RPM Bore - 4.0 in.
Stroke 3.9 in.
Compression ratio - 10:1
Pistons - Aluminum alloy, with three rings each
Twin exhaust with two mufflers and resonators
Transmission - 3 speed Torque-Flite Automatic with push button controls
Rear wheel drive
Suspension - Independant front wheel, with torsion bars. Leaf springs in rear. All round shocks.
Steering - Full time power. 3.3 turns from full left to full right.
Brakes - Power assisted, two cylinders on each front wheel, one apiece on the rears. Independant parking brake on drive shaft.
Gas Tank capacity - 23 gallons
Cooling System - 6 gallons. Engine has full lengthe water jackets around cylinders.
Oil Capcity - Six quarts, including cannister filter.
Transmission fluid - Ten and a half quarts
Dual Sealed Beam Headlights, with floor mounted dimmer switch
Back up lights Variable speed windshield wipers, with automatic washer Power windows
6 way power seats
AM radio with foot activated signal changer
Clock Flashing red brake light reminder Cigarette lighters - one in front and back on base models, two in rear on Imp. Crown & LeBarons.
Other, Optional Equipment
Front and rear air conditioning. Rear A/C only was also an option.
Auto-Pilot, or cruise control
4 Door (Hardtop)
full frame doors)
(149.5 wheel base)
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