The pinstripes (two), approximately 1/8", top, and 1/16", bottom. Were mask applied by hand and sat just under the upper body crease. There are some examples on this site, sorry I can't direct you. There's a nice B3, light blue '71 New Yorker that still has them.
Well, folks, the car is up to $3k on eBay, so the market is speaking. Given this background, I thought I'd share a couple of thoughts -- and ask @mindshark13 if he might be able to provide additional info after reading them:
1. the seller (@mindshark13) has been extremely responsive to my questions, providing all the pics -- flattering or not -- that I requested even though he knows that there is only a very small probability that I will go for the car. That counts for quite a bit in my book.
2. As for the interior, I am of two minds about whether it is original or not.
(i) I initially thought that the front seats had been redone, with a different fabric but in the original sewing pattern. However, looking at the pics below, I see hints of the brocade pattern on the bench, and I definitely see it on the front armrest.
(ii) As for the rear seat, I think that it may well be original as one can still see the brocade pattern on it.
--> Bottom line, look at the last two pics below: I initially suspected an older restoration, but now I think it may be original.
3. For me, the main question about the car is how much rust is hiding under the roof, and what has caused the deterioration of the headliner.
--> It would be great if @mindshark13could chime in and/or post close-up shots of the front and rear fabric.
4. What paperwork comes with the car?
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I also thought the interior was partially replaced. I now see the pattern, and under the front armrest you can see a colour closer to the dark buttons. I think the top was replaced at one time, and not correctly. It should not have the brougham script on the roof, or anywhere, as I'm fairly certain there were no NYB's in '71. I'd like to see some lower body, and or underbody shots. Just look at both sides! Straight as can be, and perfectly aligned, after all these years and door slams! Whoever ends up with this one is lucky.
Lots of signs of mould in the interior. Which is original, but faded & worn.
View attachment 347833 The above pic was taken yesterday. I’m not sure if I can get someone to squeeze under there today to snap a few under shots. Going to try. The motor does turn. I also folded the passenger seat back forward and noticed these seat belts tucked in as if they’d never been unrolled? Not sure if that’s what position the factory would have positioned them as it came down the assembly line?
I agree it is a very straight car - it was one of the first plusses I noted when I first saw photos of it.
Actually the crest does belong on the roof C pillar, but the added script Chrysler does not. The crest is also mounted between the tail lights and in the center of the grille. It is a New Yorker thing at least in 1971.............
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That's Fungus on the headliner, mold is black, fungus is white.
I don't know which is worse but my guess is both.
(edit) just poodled mold vs fungus, mold is unlikely to cause disease but will trigger allergies, fungus can cause disease. Some mold can be white but here in Floriduh it's mostly black.