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1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

1962 Imperial Crown Convertible in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Movie, 1963 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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Junkman UK

2006-01-27 01:08

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Please remove the 'Chrysler'. This is an Imperial Crown Convertible, not a humble Chrysler.
For more info about Imperials, please check out my website at

www.heavenlyhearses.com

antp BE

2006-08-29 21:02

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Junkman wrote 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible

Raul1983 wrote one spectacular crash is to follow :)



-- Last edit: 2011-07-20 05:38:31 (modell)

modell US

2006-10-22 01:29

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It appears to have been equipped with A/C; an uncommon feature for 1962-

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Rear-ended by the Ford truck :(

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I love Ethel Merman's line- "WE'RE the ones in the Imperial and WE'RE running last?!"

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440_Magnum US

2007-07-22 04:58

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There is a second Imperial in the film which I don't see listed. Its a 'one star' at best since its only on-screen briefly. When Jerry Lewis makes his cameo he runs over Spencer Tracy's hat with a bronze or brown Imperial.

big dave VA

2007-10-04 22:01

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Sorry Magnum, Jerry does his thing in a 1962 Chrysler Convertible.

62imperial US

2009-12-09 08:24

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I've seen a page of the original script - the car as written was supposed to have been a Cadillac. "WE'RE the ones in the Cadillac and WE'RE running last?!" does have more of a snobbish tone to it! My guess is they changed it to an Imperial because (a) Chrysler Corporation provided many of the cars and (b) the Imperial was a better handling car for the stunt driving than a Cadillac would have been. (I've driven both - trust me.)

electra225 IT

2010-04-14 16:14

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big dave is right: it is a '62 Chysler 300 convertible.

electra225 IT

2010-04-14 16:15

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The phrase was translated in Italian as:"we are the ones in the Chrysler and we are running last..."

Rondo US

2011-02-19 08:57

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While Ethyl Merman calls the car an Imperial, one of the police officers calls it a Chrysler Imperial. Chrysler Corp. was trying very hard to separate the Imperial from the Chrysler in the minds of the public at that time. They provided cars to the producers of IAMMMMW to promote their 1962 line, so I'm surprised they allowed that line.

cycolac fan EN

2014-09-05 02:55

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Some of the cast helped smash the rear end up further when it was felt the initial damage wasn't severe enough, it didn't matter though because the car wasn't seen on screen again!

The Imperial went on to have a second life though, the back end was removed and it became a sort of pick up truck to move stuff around the studio lot, Buddy Hackett recalls seeing the car at the studios well into the late 1960s.

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