Chrysler New Yorker 1980 - today's budget tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Big Chrysler offers a lot for the money

Chrysler New Yorker 1980 - today's budget tempter
Big New Yorker looks like good buying at $8500.

Chrysler's New Yorker model name had an incredible run, from 1940 through to 1997 and 14 generations of car.

The size of the machines varied, though generally they tended to be large and upmarket, placed somewhere beteeen your average family car and a Cadillac.

This series, the tenth generation, ran the 118.5in wheelbase, so it's a substantial piece of kit - full size, as the Americans would call it.

You had two engine choices: the venerable 318ci (5.2lt) V8 and a 360 (5.9lt), mated to an auto transmission. This car has the 318.

There was also a Fifth Avenue package, which this car has, that had added luxuries and trim. Overall it would be a pretty plush way to get around. It looks a light pink in this shot, but in fact is cream.

The example you see here is showing low miles, comes with owner manuals and spares, and claims to be in good condition. A roadworthy certificate is supplied.

Old enough to be eligible for a club permit, it could turn out to be a lot of old car for the money. Price is $8500.

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