1967 Imperial Limousines

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The new 1967 Imperial was to use unit-body construction, and Ghia was inexperienced in stretching frameless cars. Although Ghia was out of the picture, Chrysler was still interested in the limousine business. A joint venture with a local supplier called for 500 limousines in 1967, but the program was aborted. Finally Chrysler got together with Stageway Coaches of Fort Smith, Arkansas, a major builder of airport limousines. Twelve 1967-68 LeBaron limousines (the Crown Imperial name was dropped) were built by Stageway on an enormous 163-inch wheelbase. This model was justifiably advertised as the largest luxury automobile in the world. Unlike the Ghia limousines, the Stageway cars had an extra window and panel between the front and rear doors. The stretched LeBarons were priced between $12,000 and $15,000, depending on the equipment ordered.

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