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Imperial in Vilnius

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I spotted this unusual car parked nonchalantly outside the Presidential Palace. The only name on it was Imperial.

P1010291P1010292P1010293I did some internet research and discovered that this was the luxury brand introduced by Chrysler cars in 1926  and was the company’s top of the range vehicle for much of its history.

The company tried to position the Imperial as a prestige marque that would rival Cadillac and Lincoln but failed to achieve that as they didn’t have a separate distributor channel. Chrysler cars were the first to have transistor radios and air conditioning was standard.

This model is probably a 1963 Imperial.

P1010294Parked just round the corner was the most popular mode of wedding transport these days – a stretch limo. It was parked round the corner between the Presidential Palace and Vilnius University, a very popular place  for wedding photographs.

Author: mikethepsych

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