Green Chrysler New Yorker from 1967, 8 cylinders

The Chrysler New Yorker is an automobile model that was produced by Chrysler from 1940 until 1996, serving for several decades as either the brand’s flagship model or as a junior sedan to the Chrysler Imperial, the latter during the years in which the Imperial name was used within the Chrysler lineup rather than as a standalone brand.

A trim level named the “New York Special” first appeared in 1938, while the “New Yorker” name debuted in 1939. The New Yorker helped define the Chrysler brand as a maker of upscale models that were priced and equipped to compete against upper-level models from Buick, Oldsmobile, and Mercury.

The New Yorker was Chrysler’s most-prestigious model throughout most of its run. Over the decades, it was available in several body styles, including as a sedan, coupe, and convertible.

Until its discontinuation in 1996, the New Yorker was the longest-running American car nameplate.


All 1965 Chryslers (as well as large Plymouth and Dodges) were built on an all-new C-body unibody platform that featured a bolt-on, rubber-isolated front subframe. Elwood Engel designed the 1965 New Yorker (and all Chrysler models) with styling cues from his 1961 Lincoln Continental — slab sides with chrome trim along the top edges of the fenders. The styling began to share some visual similarities with Chrysler Motors’ premium luxury sedan, the Imperial, which received an all-new appearance in 1964.

The standard engine was a 340 hp (254 kW; 345 PS) Firepower 413 cu in (6.8 L) V8, with single 4-barrel carburetion. As an option the buyer could order high-performance 413 from that year’s Chrysler letter car, which came with an unsilenced air cleaner, dual breaker ignition, special camshaft and dual exhaust, and was rated at 360 hp (268 kW; 365 PS). All were paired with the 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. 1965 was the last year for the 413, replaced in ’66 by the new 440.

The 1965 New Yorker was offered as a 4-door sedan, 2- and 4-door hardtop, and as Town & Country 2- or 3-seat station wagon. The 4-door sedan was a six-window Town Sedan, also available in the Newport line and Dodge Custom 880 4-door Sedan.

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