But I figure if there is good content, someone eventually might find something they're searching for, or interested in, through Google or other search engines. So even if posts float off into space when released, at least they're still "out there," as part of the web.
Someone emailed me yesterday with some cool pictures and information about Sinatra and the Chrysler Imperial endorsements he did back in the early 1980s. This person found Exquisitely Bored via a Google search for "1981 Chrysler Imperial," one of the results being my "Sinatra pushes the Chrysler Imperial" post.
From his email to me:
I live in Windsor, Ontario, where the 1981-83 Imperials were made and in Aug. 1980 Frank and Gregory Peck came here with their wives to the Chrysler plant to help Iacocca introduce the car...Lee gave each of them an Imperial. About two months later, Peck called Iacocca and told him to come and "pick up his piece of sh*t", because he was having so many problems with the fuel injection system and the non-closing moonroof (I knew they were crap!).
Supposedly though Sinatra's widow still owns his Imperial. Iacocca would go on to send Frank a new Chrysler model every year, but he usually then gave them away to charity.
If not for this blog, I probably would have never known about any of that. Here are pictures of the Sinatra Edition Chrysler Imperial the emailer owns:
I have attached some photos of my 81 Sinatra Edition originally bought in
Evansville, Indiana. It has 20,000 miles on it and runs like a charm.
I'm not a car guy, so this is the really sweet part of the deal. His email continues:
The buyer of this edition also received a set of sixteen Sinatra cassettes in two holder trays that would fit into the special floor counsel, and came in a specially made Mark Cross carrying case and dust bag. The cassettes in my set are all still sealed.
Only 517 Sinatra editions were made in '81 and '82 between the U.S. and Canada. All Imperial buyers also received a special Mark Cross "thank you" package from Chrysler that included a Cartier key blank, key fob, umbrella and portfolio. Such a shame so few were bought back then. They are pretty worthless as a collectible automobile even though they are so rare.