Junkyard Gem: 1995 Chrysler New Yorker

Junkyard Gem: 1995 Chrysler New Yorker


Chrysler started utilizing the New Yorker identify on vehicles in 1940, after a few years of promoting Imperial-based New York Specials. Apart from the 1942-1945 break Chrysler took from car-building to be able to manufacture issues like uranium hexafluoride gaseous-diffusion {hardware} for the Manhattan Undertaking and 30-cylinder flathead engines for Sherman tanks (and 1989, when the New Yorker Fifth Avenue turned simply the Fifth Avenue), New Yorkers rolled off meeting traces nonstop by way of the 1996 mannequin yr. Right this moment’s Junkyard Gem is without doubt one of the final New Yorkers constructed, present in a automotive graveyard in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 1994-1996 New Yorker was constructed on a stretched model of the Chrysler LH platform, which was developed out of the Renault-derived Eagle Premier that got here to Chrysler when Lee Iacocca had his firm purchase American Motors in 1987.

This era of New Yorker was primarily identical automotive as the Chrysler LHS and a detailed sibling of the Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler 300M, Chrysler Concorde and Eagle Imaginative and prescient

It wasn’t fairly as awe-inspiring as a number of the earlier New Yorkers (see: 1953, 1964, 1977 however not the sub-awe-inspiring 1982 or 1990), nevertheless it was large, snug and fairly highly effective with its 214-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine.

The MSRP for this automotive was $25,596, or about $52,396 in 2023 {dollars}. The almost an identical 1995 Chrysler LHS was $29,595 ($60,582 after inflation), which confused nearly everybody. In the meantime, the distressingly (for those who have been a Chrysler supplier) similar-looking 1995 Dodge Intrepid began at simply $17,974 ($36,794 in at the moment’s cash). The bragging rights of proudly owning a New Yorker had diminished steadily ever because the identify began happening dressed-up Dodge Diplomats, anyway.

I admired the 1940-1981 New Yorkers a lot, again within the pre-LH days, that my Negativland/Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV-influenced band recorded a track about them in 1988.

The American luxurious automotive is now within the quick lane.

Your Chrysler-Plymouth supplier has a giant sale on New Yorkers!

It was obtainable in Canada and Mexico, naturalmente.


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