When the car came to a stop, the lower gear was again engaged. Lots of parts come with this car. I specially liked the interior and how it felt as if I was riding in a limousine with its comfortable, cushioned and velvety seats. It took a lot to think about selling dad's car, u, he son no longer had space to keep it. Another new model was the Town Sedan with the rear doors having the hinges at the forward edge of the doors. The single headlamps were dropped later in the year.
When I came out and tried to open the door, my key would not fit in the lock. I am not a professional restorer and make no pretense that this car is now perfect in every way, but I have accomplished my personal goal of rescuing this original Henry W. Chryslers received a new 'split grille' somewhat similar to the Dodge Chargers of 1971-1974. Has won awards at many shows and draws compliments every time its driven. Carpet and seats are new. Main exterior features distinguishing the New Yorker from the other Chrysler lines were a full-width grille with a rectangular pattern, repeated at the rear by the full-width deck trim, and continuous lower bodyside molding.
It is mechanically reliable to drive anywhere and looks great. It shared similar upright body styling with the newly introduced. The result would become an ongoing trend for increasing engine output throughout the next two decades with Chrysler and its rival competitors. In 1948, 3,303 convertibles and 1,176 sedans were produced. Soon the car passed to his son, ho is now in his seventies and has kept the car just as his dad has all these years.
Not many people drive these types of cars anymore, specially the white ones. It was never put into the 1974 Rallye Challenger because I wanted to do a full restoration on the car before that happened. He felt he no longer needed 4 doors. We work closely with ebay and we follow and endorse their rules and regulations. Personally, I'd rather have black carpet. The Salon was a rebadged Dodge Dynasty with exposed headlamps, horizontal taillights, and grille similar to the Dodge. That would indicate that Breyer had a chauffeur to do the driving and that he and his guests would ride in the back seat.
The wheels were effectively pushed to the corners of the car, creating a much larger passenger cabin than the contemporaries of the time. Went around to the passenger side to try the lock on that side when I noticed the next car over was the same year, model, and color. It was listed in collectables and not in e-bay motors where it should have been. The Hemi would never return to the New Yorker and slowly ended its image as a performance car and re-branded it as a luxury car, ushered in with styling similar to the of 1958. Since the current mileage of the car is 74,400, the car has had less than 5,000 miles added since that oil change which was probably done in about 1955. Inner fender panels and front end undercarriage were powder coated in black. If you have any further questions on the Breyer car that I am selling, send me an Ebay email or give me a call at 773-746-6363.
It was also at this time that the Chrysler Corporation purchased bankrupt manufacturer. If something does happen to go out in this beautiful machine, parts are so cheap it doesn't even matter. The Chrysler was put into storage where it sat forgotten and unused for some 24 years. Quiet ride and very comfortable. Hidden headlamps, a feature lost when the R-body cars were discontinued, made a return with this redesign. The produces 250 hp 186 kW this year.
The Imperial styling gave the New Yorker an unforeseen boost in sales, as the car looked distinctly different from the lower priced Newport. Now both of those cars did run good and had better bodies on them. Note: This car was listed a few days ago and was removed today by e-bay as it was listed in the wrong category. This is a classic American car. It was available in 1938 as a four-door sedan with a 298. My fun and personal challenge was to rescue this classic car from its years of neglect and to make it into a decent drivable car for someone to enjoy for many years to come. Being one of the safest cars on the road makes me feel very confident putting my child in it.
Chrysler production rebounded with the year setting a record at 264,863 cars built, 48,143 of which were New Yorkers. I will try to get pictures of most of it here in the next few days. All of the exterior wood was sanded down not bleached and given 3 coats of spar varnish A contact material called Di-Noc was added to the panels, I will describe this a little later in my story. The FirePower 1G Hemi ended production and was replaced by the less expensive and lighter wedge head engine. It was owned by that one guy who runs Road Runner Auto Sales there in Drumright, Oklahoma at one time. Start, runs and drives excellent, always garage kept and stored during winter.
All this rust is very fixable and not an issue at all in my eyes. The trunk is big enough to put luggage, few bicycles, nd groceries. Whether this car ever reached production is not known. So I had the seats reupholstered with the correct Bedford Cord fabric and the tan leather accents. The finless car was considered bizarre by many critics and sales were slow compared to its entry level sister car, the Newport which was identical in body style and offered a convertible model. The bumper jack may not be the original one but I have tried it and it works with this car.