1947 Chrysler New Yorker Sedan
First introduced in 1938 as the 'New York Special', the stylish New Yorker was based on Chrysler's up-market Imperial and used the latter's sidevalve straight-eight engine. In Chrysler nomenclature 'New Yorker' signified luxury, these models being distinguished by high quality interior trim and an occasionally adventurous choice of upholstery materials including Scottish tartan (on the New Yorker Highlander). Production of the New Yorker began in January of 1946 and was Chrysler's top-of-the-range model. It was offered in a variety of body styles including coupes, sedans, and convertibles - including the wood-clad Town & Country. The New Yorker was reasonably priced, beginning at $1,825 for the three-passenger coupe up to $2,725 for the Town & Country convertible coupe. Equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid axle in the rear. Hydraulic drums provided the stopping power and the 323.5 cubic-inch L-head straight-eight providing the 'going' power. The engine offered 135 horsepower and ample torque to move the 4,100 pound New Yorker Convertible.
he New Yorkers were attractive vehicles with a two-piece windshield, Art Deco-inspired dashboard, and a long hood and front fenders. 1947 and '48 Chryslers exhibited only minor detail changes from the '46 line-up, but were very well trimmed and very high quality.