The 1973 Chrysler Thread

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The eBay auction for CS23T3C240862 ended yesterday, with no sale at $9.1k. The reason why I post the car here, is because it is the first example of a 1973 NYB 2dr that I can remember seeing with the optional J3X9 cloth-and-vinyl split-back front bench interior. Here are some photos of this EW1 white car for records. The car was repainted in the original white and the V1X top was replaced, note the correct sail panel emblem. The steering wheel is likely not original, unless a non-rimblow became optional on Broughams at the same time that a bench seat also became optional.

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@LocuMob — thank you. I assumed that the steering wheel on the 1973 NYB had to be a rimblow as it was on the 1972. I stand corrected— thanks!
 

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The eBay auction for CS23T3C240862 ended yesterday, with no sale at $9.1k. The reason why I post the car here, is because it is the first example of a 1973 NYB 2dr that I can remember seeing with the optional J3X9 cloth-and-vinyl split-back front bench interior. Here are some photos of this EW1 white car for records. The car was repainted in the original white and the V1X top was replaced, note the correct sail panel emblem. The steering wheel is likely not original, unless a non-rimblow became optional on Broughams at the same time that a bench seat also became optional.

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Sharp looking car. Just needs some thin WW tires to dress it up.

My 73 has that same steering wheel, the standard three spoke.
 

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Same wheel was in my NYB.

My 73 has that same steering wheel, the standard three spoke.

I have seen many rim blow steering wheels replaced on 1972 NYBs, and given the reliability of the mechanism did not improve in 1973, I suspect that the same is true for many 1973 NYBs that were originally equipped with a rimblow wheel.

I therefore wonder whether your wheels are original or not. More broadly, I wonder how many NYBs came out of the factory with the less fancy but reliable 3-spoke wheel, as opposed to a rim blow wheel. AFAIK, Jefferson fender tags do not show the steering wheel, so it'd be great if you guys could post your cars' build sheets.
 

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I have seen many rim blow steering wheels replaced on 1972 NYBs, and given the reliability of the mechanism did not improve in 1973, I suspect that the same is true for many 1973 NYBs that were originally equipped with a rimblow wheel.

I therefore wonder whether your wheels are original or not. More broadly, I wonder how many NYBs came out of the factory with the less fancy but reliable 3-spoke wheel, as opposed to a rim blow wheel. AFAIK, Jefferson fender tags do not show the steering wheel, so it'd be great if you guys could post your cars' build sheets.

To date I have not come across a build sheet in my car. It was not in the back seat springs....

The previous owner might be hoarding it though, as a memento. (Pat, if you see this, please post it :))
 
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I have seen many rim blow steering wheels replaced on 1972 NYBs, and given the reliability of the mechanism did not improve in 1973, I suspect that the same is true for many 1973 NYBs that were originally equipped with a rimblow wheel.

I therefore wonder whether your wheels are original or not. More broadly, I wonder how many NYBs came out of the factory with the less fancy but reliable 3-spoke wheel, as opposed to a rim blow wheel. AFAIK, Jefferson fender tags do not show the steering wheel, so it'd be great if you guys could post your cars' build sheets.
I have no clue how to read these things, but have at it. I'm pretty sure the wheel is original.
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Thank you for posting the build sheet and fender tag of CS23T3C253585

@69CoronetRT should be delighted to see the info and might be able to chime in further about 72-73 production changes.
 
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This JF8 triple-pickle Newport Custom 4dr hardtop quickly sold on FB in Missouri this week. Here are two photos for records.

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