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Wheels in the Grass

1953 Chrysler New Yorker, Cambria, N.Y.

Okay, so this photo was taken in… warmer times. But I drove by again today, and this 1953 Chrysler New Yorker is still sitting in the front yard of a house in Cambria, N.Y. And even under a blanket of snow, it still looks pretty good. Back in ’53 the New Yorker was the middle of Chrysler’s lineup, between the Windsor and the Imperial. The New Yorker four-door listed for $3,150 while the New Yorker Deluxe went for $3,293. One thing which set Chrysler apart from the competition was that it also offered a longer-wheelbased eight-passenger model; there were 100 of them built in the New Yorker series for 1953, along with another 425 in the less-expensive Windsor series. Chrysler still had a couple of years of dull styling ahead of it before the new ’55s hit the showroom, followed a couple of more years later by the truly exciting ’57s.
—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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