1982 Chrysler New Yorker
The Chrysler New Yorker is an automobile model that was produced by
Chrysler from 1940 to 1996, serving for several years as the
brand's flagship model. A trim level named the "New York Special"
first appeared in 1938 and the "New Yorker" name debuted in 1939.
The New Yorker name helped define the Chrysler brand as a maker of
upscale models, priced and equipped to compete against upper-level
models from Buick, Oldsmobile and Mercury. Until its
discontinuation in 1996, the New Yorker was the longest-running
American car nameplate.
In response to fuel efficiency, this year's New Yorker, (1982), is
downsized but not without the sacrifice of all the luxuries for
this key brand to Chrysler since 1938. Powered by an 8-cylinder
engine of 318ci distinction, and sporting button and tufted
Kimberly velvet seats, power options and a Rolls-Royce styled front
end, this car was aimed directly at the upscale buyer who wanted to
the Chrysler status, but with fuel efficiency. Passed from dad to
son this 2 owner car is classing up and raising the rent of our
endless halls here at Classic Auto Mall.
Dark Mahogany Metallic showing some dents and dings, as well as
scratched and the passage of time with some dulling, still rust
free steel shows as the beneficiary of being garaged all its life
between father and son. Square and rectangle design abound and
rightfully so as we are smack dab in the early 1980's and this was
all the rage. A chrome enshrouded vertically ribbed grille is
flanked by dual rectangle head lighting on either side with a
signal bar above, all embedded in a chromed bezel. On the back
portion of the front quarters, we see some chrome edged "venting"
and nicely shaped chromed wheel well surrounds which come together
below the doors in a shiny rocker trimming. The rear C pillar is
covered in brown vinyl and has New Yorker badging just in case you
forget! A squared off trunk lid and rear deck, along with some
angled rearward at the bottom tail lighting bar and another shiny
bumper below is just the trick to show off this car as putting on
the ritz. Some of the trimmings around the tail lighting are
peeling off and badging is missing on the lid passenger's side.
Turbine style wheel covers are wrapped by thin whitewalls all
For the touch of class door panels are highly appointed with a
framing of burl applique, with an insert panel of brown velour.
Dark brown vinyl covers the armrest and window and lock toggle
panel and below is brown carpeting. Slipping into the wide ultra
tufted and buttoned Kimberly velvet brown buckets in front, and
bench in the rear, I could nearly go to sleep in this cloud-like
seating. An original dash is fronting these chairs, and all the
necessary instrumentation to monitor the mechanicals are available
for your viewing pleasure. All this is within either burl veneer
applique or a stainless panel just like the radio, temp controls
and the "computer" which will display trip gas consumption info and
mileage. Interior is in overall excellent condition, however a few
tears in the velour are within the door jambs coverings for the
rear interior. Brown carpeting is below, and a tan headliner fairly
tight is above.
A nicely detailed 318ci V8 topped with a single 2-barrel carburetor
and a 904 3-speed automatic transmission coupled with an 8.25 inch
rear axle whisks you down the highway with low RPMs.
Spotty surface rusting is noted upon all parts underneath. Nothing
involved to the point of concern, but it is slowly invading.
Independent transverse torsion bar suspension is up front, and on
back, leaf springs. Power disc brakes are on the front and power
drums on the rear. Note the exhaust has a hole in it.
We got her to start however it ran rather rough and produced a lot
of extraneous noise and not the exhaust kind. This was concerning,
however, not diagnosed or attempted to be. Due to the rough running
we went around once and called it quits, but it did stop ok, and
steering seemed solid as we limped around.
Showing some of its age on the exterior and undercarriage. The
interior is beautiful, and well appointed, and the car could be
brought up to snuff fairly easily on the cosmetic end. On the
mechanical end it needs to be investigated further.
6-Special Price Class
6-4 Door Sedan
K-318ci V8 2bbl 130hp
R-Windsor, Ontario CAN Assy Plant
215156-Sequential Unit Number
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.