A 2 door 1965 Chrysler New Yorker I got from a guy about two years ago. His parents were the original owners. This car has lived its entire life in California, but it was born in Detroit! The New Yorker has been garaged since the late 90's. I'd call it's condition a "survivor" There's nicks and scratches in the paint. Door dings and minor dents in the sheet metal and rear bumper. The interior has the usual wear. The car has about 140ish thousand miles on it.
I been trying to freshen her up as best as I can. Serious radiator and block flush (3 times!), rebuilt the Carter AFB, new plugs and wires, new water pump and thermostat, new shocks in all four corners, new brakes all around, new electric window motor gear on the driver side (still chasing gremlins in the window switch), new belts, changed the oil a few times, the transmission seems to be rebuilt, but the pan gasket weeps a little. Aftermarket air cleaner to help the 413 breath better. It purrs like a kitten. The stock single exhaust is killing me though. Changing that is on the to-do list. I know in 65 there was a hi-output New Yorker with more of a cam and dual exhaust, not mine though, yet!
The car has a pronounced sag on the passenger side, (approximately 2 inches lower than the driver side). The new shocks, plus new wheels and tires straightened quit a bit of it out. There's maybe a 1/2 difference in the front and about and inch difference in the rear. I'm still thinking that one out. The spring packs have the same count of leaves and they seem to have the same sag. I dunno… The picture of her rear is before I straightened it out.
I have mildly customized the car. My wheel and tire selection may not be common, but I think they look great. I removed the "push bars?' from the front bumper and replaced them with hand polished stainless steel carriage bolts. It had a tow hitch on it, that I promptly removed. The original owners used the car to tow their boat to the lake. I'm missing one of the headlight shields(?) I have a plan for that, I just need to check with my local glass shops.
I have kept all the original parts. I intend to sell the car eventually, so the new owner can have a chance to return her to fully stock if desired.
I came across a Ditzler automotive finishes paint chip data sheet from 1965. According to it, my New Yorker is painted in French Ivory. Sounds exotic.
I've really had fun tinkering on this old girl. Let me know your thoughts.