1930 Chrysler L80 Imperial Roadster


Engine: T-Head overhead valve four-cylinder inline
Displacement: 255 c.i.d.
Gearbox: Three-speed manual
Power output: 28.9 HP

About our 1930 L-80 Chrysler Imperial Roadster

Our 1930 Imperial Roadster is in excellent condition and stored in a temperature controlled environment. An interesting feature of this car is the unusual built-in rear windshield for the rumble seat passengers. The rear compartment was designed with comfort in mind and has a third side door and an attachable top of its own. This beautiful Imperial is fitted with optional dual trip lights, a luggage rack, stainless steel spoke wire wheels and dual side mounted spares. Just a few of these highly sought after Roadsters are known to exist.

History of the 1930 L-80 Chrysler Imperial Roadster

“As for beauty, Chrysler now brings to the automobile an entirely new art”- so claimed the firm’s advertisements for 1929. The new Chryslers did indeed have a fresh and attractive look that was highlighted by the slim profile radiator and fluted hood borrowed directly from Lawrence Pomeroy’s famous Vauxhall design. The Locke custom bodied cars, such as the one featured here, are one of the most desirable of the big Imperial line. This car is a national first prize winner in both the Antique Automobiles and Classic Car Clubs of America. After a complete frame off restoration by Walter Seaburg completed in 1971 it won the AACA Senior award the following year.