IP chips honor Auto Collection

Dec 18, 2006 5:22 AM

In honor of its classic car collection, the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino is offering three limited edition commemorate $5 casino chips celebrating the silver anniversary of The Auto Collections.

The gaming tokens were issued last week. Only 500 of each of the three designs have been commissioned. On the day of issue, purchasers may buy only five of each of the three $5 special celebration chips per visit to the cage window.

The front design on the first chip features a 1936 tri-tone blue Delahaye 135 Competition Court Figoni et Falaschi coupe. The one-of-a-kind car, once owned by ”˜30s film star Delores Del Rio, was first shown at the 1936 Paris Auto Show.

The front of the second $5 chip shows a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Darrin Sedanca Deville. Also a one-of-a-kind, it was specially designed by Howard "Dutch" Darrin for Countess Dorothy di Frasso, who wanted a car more elegant than the Rolls-Royce Phantom II owned by her social rival, actress Constance Bennett.

The third design is of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette.