A worthwhile addition to any 50s car collection
This 1951 Chrysler New Yorker Business Coupe with its classical colour combination of blue paintwork, white wall tyres anc chrome galore is a very elegant sight. It comes in what appears to be an unrestored original condition. The car was registered in California before being imported to Germany.
The coupe is, according to its previous owner, in a decent technical state. It has the 5.3 litre straight eight cylinder engine installed, which is coupled to a “Fluid Matic” semi-automatic transmission with gear selector mounted to the steering column. The New Yorker’s interior and exterior show a level of patina requisite for a car of this age and give a very harmonious overall impression,
The Chrysler is cleared through customs and is being offered with the US title.
The Chrysler New Yorker nameplate dates back as far 1938, when a “New York special” version of the Imperial was released. One year later, the name was changed to “New Yorker”, and since then, the term was used for a total of 14 generations of upscale Chryler models, all the way to 1996, making it one of the longest running nameplates in American automotive history.
One generation usually lasted about four years on average, and even within a generation, modifications were manifold. In earlier generations, the New Yorker was available as 4-door sedan, 4-door station wagon (as of 3rd gen.), 2-door coupe as well as 2-door convertible. In 1965 (7th gen.), the convertible was discontinued, and as of 1979 (10th gen.), the 4-door sedan remained the only available body layout. Until the 1950s, New Yorkers usually had straight 8 engines, then the V8 became the engine of choice for many decades. Later models also offered smaller six- and four-cylinder engine options.