• Sep 3, 2009
1990 Chrysler Imperial pickup –click above for high-res image gallery.

If you have kids, you probably know that no matter how times you tell them that two wrongs don't make a right, they still have to find out for themselves. Case in point, the 1990 Chrysler Imperial – which clearly had way more than two wrongs against it from the start – has been with a Dodge Rampage. The Rampage actually wasn't a terrible idea, although the execution left something to be desired, especially on the inside (where have we heard that one before?).

The Imperial, on the other hand, stretched the K-Car to within an inch of its life – and beyond. With ridiculous overhangs and narrow width, the front-drive Imperial was simply no match for Cadillac and Lincoln – to say nothing of Europe's luxury machines. However, we can't help thinking that if Lee Iacocca had a ranch somewhere, he might have had the Chrysler engineering staff whip up something just like this. As we write this, there are no bids on this luxurious load lugging gem, so have it. Thanks to Craig for the tip!



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure can,t fault the workmanship
      • 5 Years Ago
      I believe that most evolutions and changes in cars are generally advancements.

      However, there is still something cool about concealed headlights!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could actually see myself buying this, just for the oddity that it is. The looks on everyone's faces would be priceless.

      Considering its age, though, $2000.00 would be a fair price.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lovin' it. Really should ditch the Pep Boys exhaust and track down some OEM Imperial wheels though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a distant cousin of current generation Cadillac's.

      Hmmm....Could Cadillac be planning their own version of the now defunct Pontiac G8 Sport Truck? If so this Chrysler could be an indication of things to come. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I so want it. "pretty fly fer a ole white man"
      • 5 Years Ago
      American cars should return to this style ,this is a REAL American... car big squared and chromed!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can only guess at your hairstyle starts with a "M'.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The license plate suits this car well:

      1OFAKIND

      That is surely one of a kind.

      Nice execution. It almost looks like it came that way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Imperial never got the respect that it deserved. Despite its humble origins and acres of '70s-era trim, it was a decent car for its intended market.

      Of course, where Chrysler really flubbed it was in offering the nearly-identical-but-ever-so-slightly-shorter New Yorker Fifth Avenue for several thou less. It sold like hotcakes in comparison, sort of like when Chrysler "killed" the original Imp in '75, only to bring it back in '76 as a New Yorker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome, it remind me how odd Chrysler used to be in its designs until the Cab Forward family (Cirrus, Intrepid, Concorde, 300M...).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well... it looks better than the Crosstour! *zing
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh snap! *rimshot
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oops pow surprise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would like to give you a + for that... b/c you're right. But you can't "zing" yourself. That's like making a joke about someone and then following it with "oh no he didn't" ... you let someone else take care of that part.
        • 5 Years Ago
        haha...

        it just shows the degree of public's hatred on the crosstour which.. i really hope fail in the market miserably. Honda product planning and US design team really should take note.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think they took the "bustle-back" look a bit too far.
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