Rarity, distinction, and Hemi power make this 1953 Chrysler New
Yorker Deluxe convertible instantly attractive. After all, there is
just something appealing about an upper-classic drop-top with cool
features and a distinct personality.
It's believed there were less than 1,000 of these '53 New Yorker
Deluxe convertibles ever made. Oh yes, this has a rarity,
especially when you think about how few are surviving nearly 70
years later. So you are likely to be the only one showing up in
one...even at a Mopar event. More than just rarity, this has a
terrific look of a premium drop-top. The sheet metal looks good,
the paint has a nice gloss, and the rear end looks as shapely as
Cadillac's DeVille. We are told a few stories of this car being
hidden away for a few decades, and so not everything is perfect.
But the way the trim has a clean and complete appearance and the
chrome bumper fit instantly give this car distinction. After all,
real wire wheels and wide whitewalls let you know this 1950s Mopar
is a true cruiser.
While the black roof looks good against the pearl gray paint,
you're going to like the look of it when you power the top down.
The interior keeps the steely gray to go with the black, but the
real attraction is the distinct red inserts on the seats, doors,
and dash. We especially like the detailing here where the red is a
comfy cloth insert on the seat with a button-top presentation, and
the door panels are even upholstered to match. You'll love the
vintage-style details. The AM radio is there for display, the
steering wheel is intricately artful, and the courtesy light still
greets you when you open the door. This even has provisions for
power windows. They will likely need some servicing and/or parts
for ideal functioning, but they are part of a premium package that
possibly gets the rarity of this one down to 1 in 10!
What will excite collectors the most is the presentation under the
hood. The 331 cubic-inch FirePower V8 is Chrysler's original Hemi
engine. It launched a long and powerful history at Chrysler, which
earned it instant respect. So it's great to have such a classic
presentation, right down to the generator and FirePower valve
covers. You may want to take a little extra time to help unleash
the full potential of a four-barrel Hemi V8, but it will be worth
it. After all, this Chrysler was made for cruising with features
like the supple ride and power steering.
This Chrysler has a big barn find kind of vibe to it. That means it
has a lot of cool and classic details, but you will likely want to
do some additional improvements to make it ideal. Still, it's this
unique personality that makes it so attractive - especially when
seen on a rare Chrysler Hemi drop-top. Call now!