If you’re both a car aficionado and a fan of the “Mad Men” series you might want to book this rare 1964 Imperial Crown into your acquisitions calendar.
AMC’s Mad Men has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, just like other series of the hit TV station (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) and that means the lead character is also getting lots of attention. Don Draper may be known for great advertisements, heavy drinking and even heavier womanizing – but the screenwriters also allowed him to pose as a car connoisseur. He got behind the wheel of some classic vehicles over the years. Now gearing up for auction is one of the rides he actively used – a rare 1964 Imperial Crown.
The convertible was used by Draper (played by Jon Hamm) during a visit in California sometimes in the fourth season. The Imperial acted as a luxury marquee for Chrysler, and the 1964 Crown had a 413 cubic-inch (6.8-liter) V8 engine and a push-button, three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The car is also very close to the original build, with the auction house ScreenBid revealing the only major changes are the new carpets and a fresh coat of red paint. For the era, the car came with a long list of standard luxury amenities: M/FM radio, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and a power convertible top. The model doesn’t have a listed price, with regular ones in pristine condition selling for about 50k, but we imagine the certificate of authenticity from Lions Gate Entertainment, which guarantees the role in the show, will act as a price hike booster.