Classic chrome details
As a New Yorker, there’s no shortage of chrome trim with large bumpers, a beautifully styled lateral grille, front and rear trim spears, large tail lamp housings, and a classy chrome beltline that separates the upper and lower body. The paint has a magnificent shine and the New Yorker script on the front quarters shows that shows the world that this is an upper line car. This New Yorker also rides on wide white wall tires with full chrome hubcaps that carry the Chrysler script. The overall cleanliness and detail of this magnificent Chrysler is something that has to be seen up-close in order to be fully appreciated.
Straight from space
Most impressive on this car is the interior that features finely bolstered cloth seats and a dazzling dashboard complete with clock, AM push button radio, and a large and stylish circular gauge pod straight from Buck Roger’s space ship. The headliner is also in excellent condition and all other interior trim and appointments are clean and accounted for.
A little Spitfire
Power for this New Yorker comes from Chrysler’s “Spitfire” 323.5 cubic-inch L-head inline eight-cylinder rated at 135 horsepower. The engine compartment is clean with correct hoses and clamps and all surfaces are properly painted. Power reaches the rear wheels though Chrysler’s innovative Fluid Drive/Prestomatic transmission that minimizes shifting for a more pleasurable driving experience.
The trunk is also clean with carpeting and the spare tire and jack are accounted for. This New Yorker also rides on wide white wall tires with full chrome hubcaps that carry the Chrysler script. The overall cleanliness and detail of this magnificent Chrysler is something that has to be seen up-close in order to be fully appreciated.
Chrysler has always been a car that was a notch above the average Ford or Chevrolet and this New Yorker proves it. Its Club Coupe five window styling from the pivotal year of 1949 combined with eight-cylinder power makes for a car that glides down country roads while easily keeping pace on the modern highway. For the very best in a postwar cruiser, this New Yorker is a car that’s ready for the open road.