CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One of Charleston's most iconic automobiles hasn't been seen on the streets in a while.
Mayor Danny Jones' classic 1956 Chrysler Imperial is up for sale on eBay.
"I've owned that car 25 years," Jones said Tuesday. "I do love that car. But I'm selling it for the money."
The black Chrysler, which Jones used to drive to City Hall almost daily, is at a classic car dealership in Florida.
MJC Classic Cars in Lakeland, Fla., has the Imperial listed at $59,500, but MJC owner Mike Calhoon said the reserve price on eBay is $39,000.
"It's a very nice car," Calhoon said. "That's why I'm kind of holding firm on a better price.
"If somebody's looking for one of these cars, they couldn't restore it for $39,000 if somebody gave it to them," he said.
Calhoon sells about 250 classic cars a year. As far as nice rides go, the Imperial is among the nicer cars he's had.
Jones said he's lost track of how much money he spent restoring the car, but said it's far more than the car will sell for. He said he spent close to $28,000 just restoring all the chrome trim on the vehicle.
The car was loaded when it originally came from the factory. It featured power steering, factory air conditioning, power brakes, windows and seats. Calhoon said the only option the car didn't originally have was wire wheels, an addition the new buyer can have for an extra $3,000.