1960 Chrysler New Yorker New Yorker
For sale: 1960 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr Sedan. This car is a LITERAL Barn find. I bought it off of the estate of the original family. Itâ€™s been sitting since the mid-â€™70s and has only 13,800 miles on it. The estate sale company insisted on putting the title in my name and Michigan doesnâ€™t list mileage on cars this old so the new title (which is clear and in my name) doesnâ€™t have a mileage listed on it, but based on what Iâ€™ve found, and the fact that Iâ€™m the second owner, I personally believe the odometer to be true, and not rolled over for whatever its worth. This is a New Yorker, so itâ€™s the top of the line for Chrysler sedans. Itâ€™s got all the goodies that come with being a top dog: bumper guards, New Yorker specific brightwork, and the Golden Lion 413 wedge V8, but this car is LOADED with options like factory A/C, power windows, remote side mirror, blue-tinted glass, factory undercoat, and power swivel seats to name a few. Condition-wise itâ€™s solid and looks unmolested but does have some rust through, specifically in the lower quarters and the front fenders. The floors and trunk seem solid, though the factory undercoating is pretty thick so there might be a few soft spots that Iâ€™m not seeing. The rockers have sow some surface rust under the trim, but I was pleasantly surprised at how solid they seem to be on the undersides. Door bottom flanges are a bit crusty but the doors all shut like bank vaults. See the pics, they tell the story pretty well. Given the relative shine of the original paint, I can tell this spent most of its days inside. The top side of it, like the trunk gutters and upper sheet metal, is excellent. I pulled it out of the barn next to the late 1800â€™s farmhouse in the thumb of southeastern Michigan, brought it home, washed it, and thatâ€™s what you see in the pics. I thought about painting the rusted areas with POR 15 to keep it safe, but figured Iâ€™d rather show it as I found it. The original condition of the interior is pretty stunning and furthers my belief that itâ€™s a low-miles car. Padded dash and â€œastrodomeâ€ cluster are both in beautiful shape. Even the clear steering wheel is nice, with only minor blemishes. Aside from one small area thatâ€™s been amateurly patched at the lower bolster of the dr side swivel seat, the interior is in very nice original shape. (Luckily that patch is in the non-patterned seat material so shouldnâ€™t be a costly fix - see pics.) Headliner, visors, even the carpet are all intact. I set up a gravity feed tank to feed the fuel pump, put in a new battery, new plugs, wires, points, and rotor, and fired her up. I only had it running long enough to make sure it does run but haven't gone past that. I'm sure that the brakes all need going through, and I havenâ€™t moved it for risk of not being able to stop it (or having the brakes seize up), so I will insist that it will need to be towed by the buyer or treated as a Non-op for shipping.I would love to keep this car, but I have multiple projects and no space or time to devote to doing this car justice. Itâ€™s 100% complete and a good looking survivor, so it would be an excellent candidate for a somewhat simple restoration, or a killer cruiser as is, with a bit of TLC to make it safe on the road. Either way, youâ€™re almost guaranteed to be the only one with cars and coffee with 11 feet of tail fins and arguably the wildest dash in Chrysler's history.Please feel free to ask questions. I think I've been pretty descriptive but would be happy to answer any questions you might have. The car is located in West Bloomfield Michigan, and as I mentioned, WILL NEED TO BE TOWED/TRAILERED by the buyer. The car will be sold as-is/where/is with no warranty implied or expressed.