1947 Chrysler New Yorker
Classic Luxury Convertible
From 1946 through 1948, Chrysler produced just 3,000 New Yorker Convertibles, the most luxurious model in Chrysler's lineup. Of the limited number of survivors, few are in the wonderful award-winning condition of this particular example. It benefits from an older professional, nut-and-bolt restoration and is finished in black with a red and blue plaid “Highlander” interior and a black convertible top with red piping. It also includes most optional features that were originally available in 1947 including bumper guards, dual fog lamps, dual spotlights, an electric clock, a windshield washer, a pair of sun visors, and even a functioning power convertible top. In addition, the New Yorker rides on a set of period style wide whitewall tires, which were an available option on those New Yorkers produced after April 1947.
The car is powered by the original, numbers matching Spitfire 323.5ci/135hp L-head inline eight-cylinder engine with Fluid-Drive semi-automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. This particular car is a former AACA First Prize winner, proudly displaying the award on the front grill. Carefully maintained, stored and enjoyed occasionally on the open road, this well-equipped 1947 Chrysler New Yorker is a very desirable, limited-production convertible from the immediate post-war era. The front cloth seating surfaces were recently replaced and appear brighter than the rest of the interior Highlander surfaces because they have not yet seen the sunlight. The exhaust was replaced and the carburetor was rebuilt within the past couple years.
This is an immaculate car in amazing condition. It has spent most of its life in Arizona and remains 100-percent rust free. It starts, runs, and drives like the day it rolled off the showroom floor. It truly is a timepiece and it is now time to pass it on to a new home. Call or e-mail if interested, or to make a reasonable offer. Thank you for looking.