@pip-bip I traveled up and down the US' east coast in the back of a Plymouth station wagon, back in the day. My dad never loved anything as much as he loved that 3-way tailgate. Thanks for the late night memories!
@pip-bip -- Lovely vision of American luxury of the period. '64 was the first model after they'd brought in Elwood Engel, who'd recently done one of the best Lincolns. The looks of this era of Imperial have held up very well in my opinion.
It's like any other Chrysler of the era. When you start it, it will run roughly for a few minutes, making a lot of noise and spewing a lot of exhaust. For the next 10 minutes, parts keep falling off. After that, the engine cuts out and you have to coast the rest of the way.
@Old-Busted-Hotness -- In freedom units that comes out to somewhere between the 413 and the 426, so yes, that should motivate the 2300-pound car quite nicely, if you could figure out how to max-wedge it in there along with enough reinforcement to keep the torque from popping the windshield out of the frame...
@silentbutnotreallydeadly This is trying to reassure the typical Jeep Grand Wagoneer buyer that it's OK for them to check out an Eagle when they bring it in for servicing, because the typical Grand Wagoneer owner owned at least 2 other cars, and those 2 other cars were invariably West German
@pip-bip My uncle had one of these, manual. We took it off-roading and all of us were shocked how far it made it before it was stuck. The 4X4 crowd didn't believe us, until hours later when they finally showed up!
The calipers and modified gooseneck of the knuckle to accommodate wider tires drove unique knuckles originally for the LX SRT models which were then used on subsequent models (R/T's and the like) with the bigger tire and brake packages....
@pip-bip The Premier was one of the best cars that nobody bought. The only one I can really remember seeing was owned by a friend's father, who was in the Canadian Forces Air Command and stationed in the US for some reason. They had that, and a first gen Mazda MPV, which we went to see Jurassic Park in on opening day.