When Jimmy Reaney straps into his 1958 Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible, it’s reminiscent of a very familiar setting. Design cues for his drop top mimic the F-16s and F4 Phantoms the retired Air Force pilot has flown countless times before.
“The dashboard layout has a cockpit theme” with such elements as the gauge cluster, push button controls and center mounted rearview mirror. “Everything has a fighter plane placement,” the Palatine, IL resident said. Aviation may have been one design inspiration, but this rolling beauty wasn’t built for asphalt dogfights. Its chief purpose was wrapping occupants in complete luxury and high style.
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