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Purchased a 1990 Imperial

Discussion in 'EEK! - Every Extended-K Car' started by Imperial, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Imperial

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    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and thought I would share my latest purchase: a 1990 Imperial.
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    I bought it in September of last year from an elderly man who had never driven it in the winter. It has all of the factory options available in 1990 including 8-way power driver and passenger seats with two position memory and power recline, leather, digital gauges and trip computer, load levelling suspension, factory alarm, power trunk pull down etc. And they all work! It also has only 80,000 original kilometers.

    Here are the rest of the photos: 1990 Chrysler Imperial (at http://imgur.com/a/LZV0q )
     
  2. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to allpar, and congratulations on your purchase! The car appears to be in excellent condition. May it give you years of trouble-free operation.
     
  3. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

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    BEAUTIFUL! Brings back memories of my '92 Imperial(RIP). I hope your ABS system is trouble free, this was the cause of death for mine. These are almost impossible to find, so enjoy with pride!
     
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  4. Lee N. Burns

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    Nice car! I wish you many good miles behind the wheel. At one point I owned a '92 5th Ave... it had 206k when I sold it, still in very good shape.
     
  5. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    1990 was a split year for he ABS. Early cars had the Bosch ABS system which was less troublesome. Later cars had the Bendix 10 system, which was problematic and some components were covered by a lifetime recall.
     
  6. Imperial

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    Thanks for the welcome and positive feedback!

    As for the ABS, they currently work fine. This specific Imperial's date of manufacture is November 1989 so I believe it has the Bosch ABS rather than the Bendix system.
     
  7. GLHS60

    GLHS60 Well-Known Member

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    Lucky score!!!

    Thanks
    Randy
     
  8. moparepair

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    It looks like the ABS unit has been replaced with a conventional master cylinder and booster. The computer is still in the trunk, though.
     
  9. JA Cumbo

    JA Cumbo Enjoying the ride.
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    Still impressive cars. Love the interiors in those. Back in college, around 96 or 97, I looked at a used Imperial. It was a 92 I think. The dealer was asking $6995 for it. The odd thing about it was that it was the opposite of yours in terms of options. This one seemed to have had 0 extras. The base stereo, no leather, etc. I really wished I had the income to have swung the payments....
     
  10. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    More room then a new 300.
     
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  11. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    Length wise yes, width no. Imperial is long and narrow.
     
  12. ka9yhd

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    Beautiful car and in great shape. I am happy to see the 3.3 Liter under the hood.
     
  13. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    These all had the 3.3 until the 3.8 came out. The 3.3 moved them nicely, the 3.8 really is nice in them.
     
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  14. ka9yhd

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    Yes I have read some comments from some people with this body and a 3.8 at the drag strip.

    Valiant67: For the wire wheel covers where can I find the cup or what mounts on the rim to hold the wire wheel basket on? I need two of them for my 92 Grand Voyager.
     
  15. wolfsblood07

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    That is a time capsule. It must be a joy to cruise the streets in it. Luxury cars back then had smooth rides and soft, comfortable seats. I hope they start to emphasize those traits again.
     
  16. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    That generation imperial or even the Dynasty Just feels bigger inside, with the large windows and the bench seat.
     
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  17. Imperial

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    Yes, it is definitely a pleasure to drive. I hope they do start to emphasize comfort in luxury cars again soon, they seem to focus more on being sports cars with an extra set of doors now days.
     
  18. Glopart

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    Back in the mid 90's my wife bought a 90 or 91 Imp, I forget which. Nice ride, white with dark blue leather int. All the bells and whistles. She called it her pimp mobile. Used it for transporting her real estate clients. Had some trouble with the brakes were always spongy. Probably something to do with the ABS. I took it to a reputable Chrysler dealership where the service manager told me they found there was too much fluid in the master cylinder. Biggest problem was with the air suspension. Sometimes while you traveled down the road the back end would jack way up in the air. When you'd stop and get out after you closed the door it would go back down. Not sure what the door had to do with it. Then the front developed a slow leak. After being parked for a couple hours the front bumper was on the ground. Even back then replacement air bags cost a ton. I ended up replacing the air suspension with coil springs from a Dynasty. Caution, this is not a real easy swap. On the front you need the entire strut assembly and you'll need an alignment . On the back you need the spring perches from the Dynasty axle. Then you have to disconnect the computer that will think something is wrong and won't allow the car to run.
    Other than that. Nice Car!!!
     
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  19. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Gm and Ford had problems with air suspensions in the 90's also.
    The new Rams have them and they seem like a good idea but what is the cost if they need repair?
     

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