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YAK Car Pic of the Day

’69 Chrysler New Yorker, Killeen, TX

Judging from the size of those auxiliary driving lights on the front of this 1969 Chrysler New Yorker, I’d say it gets pretty dark at night down there at Ft. Hood. I photographed this car in a used car lot seen on a trip with daughter Katie to Killeen, Texas last January, which is the town Ft. Hood is located in (not to mention that Ft. Hood is the Fort which Katie is located in). Model year 1969 debuted all-new styling for the full-sized Chrysler products, which was referred to as fuselage — the body just sort of wrapped up and over in a continuous arc from bottom-to-top. One great feature touted by the ad copy writers was the “unique optional system of ‘stereo heat’ (which) envelops each passenger with a precisely measured quantity of filtered warm air which…” and blah, blah, blah. Holy cow! It had heat vents left, right, front, and rear — why not just say that? Read more brochure-ial verbiage here. This New Yorker four-door hardtop had a starting price of $4,615 and over 27,000 of them were produced — all with a 440 CID V-8.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…