Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 4:00 pm, May 17, 2010
Out in the hills of the Town of Yorkshire , N.Y. sit these two 1958 Chrysler New Yorker four-door hardtops, both with plates — but I can’t say they looked like they’ve moved in a while.
For their age, and for late-50s Chrysler products, they don’t look too rusty (at least, not from my vantage point out on the road!). The ’58s were a mild restyle of the surprising ’57s, which so shocked the head honchos at General Motors that they scrapped their whole 1959 model lineup and hurried new Chevys, Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Cadillacs to compete with the befinned Mopars. GM’s ’59s weren’t merely restyled, they were overstyled!
The New Yorker hardtop sedan (as they were called) in 1958 had a list price of $4,533 and only 4,805 were built, so to still find two in the same driveway 52 years later is quite a feat!
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
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