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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Its “fuselage” styling was in its third year when this 1971 Chrysler New Yorker went on sale. The rounded sides with the tucked-under rockers and pinched-in roofs were pretty distinctive, but didn’t do a heckuva lot for sales. The New Yorker was knocked down a peg in the Chrysler hierarchy this year with the addition of a new top-of-the-line New Yorker Brougham. This four-door sedan, seen a short time back in Lockport, listed for $4,910 when new, and 9,850 were produced. Fun fact: it has one of the smallest pair of fender skirts ever to grace a car (but check out the skirts on the ’55 Olds Super 88 — also miniscule).

dramatically-angled brochure art


teeny-tiny ’55 Olds fender skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • MaxPlanck

    There should have been a point where designers had to call it “trim” instead of a “fender skirt.” Those are so small when compared to the sheer mass of the rest of the vehicle, they’re barely noticeable nor functional.