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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Some days, out of boredom, you turn down that dead end road just to see what’s back there. A couple of weeks ago I did just that, and at the very end, in the parking lot of a Youngstown repair garage, was this 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe — which the brochure described as “so responsive and powerful… so modern in spirit.” They didn’t mention anything about using a cheaper grade of paint on the roof; how else to explain the complete failure of what looks like was a two-tone paint job which has since turned into one of “green and rust.” Although Chrysler offered a color called Canyon Tan, which is similar to rust,I can’t imagine it was offered as a two-tone combination with the Jade Green color on the lower half. Or could it? No, it was most likely white, which would have matched the side spear between the chrome strips. The 1955 Chryslers were offered in Windsor Deluxe, New Yorker Deluxe, and 300 series, as well as the high-fallutin’ Imperial by Chrysler.

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Jade Green and... Wisteria Blue? Eww.

Jade Green and… Wisteria Blue? Eww.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know