Representing the ’50s: ’58 Chrysler New Yorker
In 1957, Chrysler cars were redesigned with Virgin Exner’s ‘Forward Look’. The marketing guys wanted big powerplants for their luxury cars so a Hemi V8 rated at 325 hp was the go to engine. Fins that swept up from just behind the front doors were featured on the car. The stylish New Yorker sold well with a total of 10,948 units built, only 1,049 convertible models.
In 1958, the Forward Look remained intact but the model featured new body-side trim, shrunken tail lights and 345 hp. Still available this year was the convertible model like the one representing ’50s luxury, but only 666 models were made. Very few convertibles have survived. The seller doesn’t tell us much but does hint to an “interesting story”. We do know they acquired the Chrysler from a family that has owned it since 1960. It is wonderful in metallic green with complimentary green interior. Imposing on every level. The sellers are hoping for $79,900. With perhaps less than 15 examples on the planet, this could be the price. Click here for a link to the eBay auction.