1965 Imperial Spotter's Guide

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This is a great picture of a 65 LeBaron 4 door. This particular car does not have the optional vinyl top but looks fantastic.

1965 LeBaron

This photo shows another 65 LeBaron. All LeBarons are four doors with frameless side windows. This particular model does have the optional full vinyl top.

Fink's 65 Crown

The 65 Imperial crowns were the entry level Imperials for this year. All 65 Imperials shared the beautiful Elwood Engel designed bodies and the unique covered headlight grille design.

4-door Hardtop With all the windows down. The lack of a center post gave a real open air feel to the driving experience.

This photo is of a rare 65 Imperial Convertible. Drivers of these convertibles were a rare breed due to only 633 of these models produced for the year. This car sold new for $6,194.

65 Wheel

This shows the non-Tilt steering wheel used on 65 Imperials. All Imperials of this year had extensive use of real wood trim interspersed throughout the interior. Note the gold eagle adorning the center of the wheel!

This unusual paint job is found on a 65 Crown Coupe.

The 1965 Crown Coupe in Formal White without vinyl roof.

Coupe interior showing wood trim and supple leather seats treated with the finest quality materials.


The back of the 65 Imperials were equipped with lots of chrome. This Imperial shows the small rear window found on the LeBarons and the Crown Coupe. The rear bumper has been described as looking like a propeller.

Here you can see clearly the Eagle medallion on the convertible top boot cover. This same design was used for 64-65 Convertibles, and are highly sought after today.

Here you see the backup light lens next to the tail light lenses. These are found on the back of this lovely Imperial Convertible. The 64-65 Imperials all used this same design.

This shows the glass headlight covers used for 65 only. Note how the horizontal lines on the glass seem to be an extension of the horizontal lines of the grille. A real "Touch of Class". This is a one year only design as the 66's used different glass.

The gas tank filler is found behind the round eagle which swings down for access to the gas cap. This particular style of gas filler cover is used for 64-65 Imperials.

Golden Gas Door of the 65 LeBaron. This is the same door as the rest of the 65 Imperials but the LeBarons added a gold colored aluminum highlight to the already stunning chrome eagle.

This view of a Crown convertible, shows the beautiful lines of the 65 Convertibles with the top down, parked on a grassy area on a Summer day. Sounds like fun to me!

Full Frame

1965 Was the next to last year for the full frame. This promotional graphic shows the incredible strength of the full frame as well as the torsion bas suspension used for 64-66 Imperials.

This shows the 100 year old Claro Walnut lavished upon the interior of the 65 Imperials. In addition you see the nameplate of the original owner affixed to the dash. Only the finest will do for an Imperial! Can we make one for you!

Here we see another fine example of the 65 Imperial grille, in all it's chrome plated glory!

Here is one nice convertible.

This is the cover of one of the 65 Imperial Brochures showing the entire 65 line in all their glory! There is even a full color picture of the Ghia Built Imperial Limousine for 1965. The last of an era as Ghia built Imperial limos from 57-65.

This is the magnificent 1965 Ghia Built Crown Imperial Limo. It was the only 1965 Imperial that features a pushbutton transmission. It was priced out of reach of most folks as only 10 were created. Truly the Ultimate in luxury!

This is the only wheel cover available on Imperials for this year, which helped give Imperials a more formal look.

Here's an extremely good shot of a Crown Coupe roof line. The LeBaron uses the small formal back window.

Here's the heart of a 65 Imperial! The might 413 cubic inch power plant, matched with a torqueflite 3 speed automatic Transmission.

This shows a customized 1965 Imperial which was offered for sale in California around 1996. Lets hope it found a good home!

Here is the beautiful sculptured Imperial Eagle hood ornament perched majestically above the grille of a 65 Imperial.

This is a picture of the top boot covers used on the 64-66 Imperials

This shows the beautiful interior of the Ghia built 1965 Limo. Note the hand stitched silk crowns on the tops of the seats.

Here is a shot of the rear seats from the 65. This fabric used exclusively on 65 Crowns has small impressions of crowns in the fabric.

Here's a nice picture of the script found on the C Pillar of the 65 Imperial LeBarons.

Here is a 65 Crown driving on the open road through some beautiful scenery in Yosemite. Clearly the only way to travel!

Here is a nice looking dash from a 65 Crown Coupe.


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