Chrysler New Yorker
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Make: Chrysler
Model: New Yorker
Chrysler New Yorker

With a name like The Chrysler New Yorker, you really cannot go wrong. New York City definitely elicits some sort of emotion in all people. For those who don't live there, it is a magical, large and wondrous place. And for those that do live there, it is a place of pride and right. The Chrysler New Yorker was a premium automobile built by the Chrysler Corporation from 1939 and lasted an amazingly long time until 1996. For several of those years it served as the brand's flagship model. This particular car helped define the Chrysler brand as a maker of upscale models priced and equipped above the other mainstream brands like Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge. It also slotted the brand below full luxury brands like Cadillac and Packard yet being of a very close quality. Over the years, the New Yorker faced tough competition Buick, Oldsmobile, Lincoln and Mercury. Later models underwent changes as most do. The 1970 New Yorker was a premium version of a full-size V8 automobile and was available as a 2-door hardtop or sedan. Its primary competition was the Lincoln Continental. Continuing the history of the model, the nameplate was later shifted to the Chrysler R platform. Then in 1982, the New Yorker moved to the LeBaron's M-body. This M-body New Yorker used Chrysler's 318 in<sup>3</sup> engine. And the changes didn't end there. In 1983, the New Yorker moved to the front-wheel drive Chrysler E platform which marked the beginning of the extended K-car years. This model came well equipped with "state of the art" 1980s technology which included a digital dashboard and the infamous Electronic Voice Alert – otherwise known as the annoying dinging that signals that the door is ajar. When the New Yorker was discontinued in 1996, it took the title as the longest running American nameplate.

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