I purchased this car in August 1990 from the son of the original owner. I am, thereby, the second owner of this fine automobile. This car has most of the features that are normally installed on an Imperial but it is missing a few items.
Among the missing optional features are...
Electronic air suspension (it has rear load leveling suspension instead)
Electronic features package which includes overhead console, electronic vehicle info center, electronic instrument cluster, auto dim rearview mirror, Infinity II AM/FM/cassette w/ seek, scan and graphic equalizer, security alarm
Front license plate bracket (no cost)
CA emissions (no cost)
Pearl coat paint
Conventional spare (no cost)
If you know of any other features this car is missing, please let me know.
I bought the car in St. Laurent, Manitoba, and drove it about 1 hour back to my home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The engine and transmission seem to be strong. The paint and vinyl top are both in excellent condition. All of the power features work. I took the car directly to my mechanic to have him do a mechanical safety inspection. Such an inspection is required in order to get registration and insurance for a car in Manitoba. The car didn't exactly pass with flying colours.
The list of needs reads like this...
Headlight aim out
License plate lights out
Left and right front flooring rotten
Left lower ball joint loose
Right inner tie-rod end loose
Rear shocks bouncy
Right rear brake hose cracked
Left outer CV boot open
Right inner CV boot open
Both front rotors below discard
Left rear rotor below discard
Rear brake linings worn or rotten
Rear brake caliper supports badly grooved
Power steering rack has no assist cold
Power steering pressure hose leaking
As you can see, there is much to do on this car. I have detailed what I HAVE done here. Take a look at the pictures of this pretty little car below.
These are a few of the features this car has (in no particular order)...
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Speed Control, Driver's Side Air-Bag (the passenger's side only has an air-bag when the wife is along for the ride)
8 Way Power Seats with 2 Position Memory Feature
Power Door Locks, Power Windows with Driver's Window 'Auto-Down' Feature
Courtesy Lamps in the All Four Doors
Power Trunk Lid Release and Easy Access Fuse Panel
Message Centre (now this would be a REAL luxury car if it included a Massage Centre as well!)
Dual Heated Power Mirrors (also part of the 2 position memory control for the driver's seat)
Rear Door Power Window Controls and Integrated Ash Tray and Cigar Lighter (eeewwww!)
Rear Seat Passenger Shoulder Harness
Rear Seat Map Pockets
Rear Seat Overhead Lighting
Rear Overhead Lighting
Power Trunk Lid Closer (I call this feature the 'finger-grabber'. Keep out of reach of young children!)
Power Reclining Front Seats
Rear Fold-down Arm-rest
Remote Fuel Door Release
While yarding the other day, I spotted a 1988 New Yorker that had very 'Tufted Velour Seats with Rear Seat Headrests' that I just HAD to have.. I brought them home and installed them in the Imperial. I think they look much nicer than the dirty and worn 'leather' seats that the Imperial came with.
I took the following pictures the day I went to see the car for the first time. You'll notice that the PO never even bothered to vacuum the car out before putting it up for sale. I'll never understand that kind of "marketing".
Chrysler New Yorker Online - Brad Hogg's 1990 Imperial