In order to compete with Lincoln and Cadillac, Chrysler came out with the Imperial, it’s own luxury automobile brand, in 1955. The 1957 Imperial debuted a significantly wide build and substantial seating room, more than any other car until the 1970s. With it’s box cross frame and Torsion-Aire suspension that gave the driver improved handling, these rigid models were some of the most safe and durable vehicles of the time. Also included on these models were quad headlights and a simulated ‘continental kit,’ made to look like the spare wheel is kept on trunk. It’s Hemi V8 and TorqueFlite three-speed transmission provided 325 horsepower.