1964 Chrysler New Yorker
Clayton writes: First off let me say thank you for staying online all these years. I enjoy coming to this Web site and seeing what is new. I have been visiting this site for about 4 years now.
My interest obviously began with my purchase of a 1964 Chrysler New Yorker about 4 years ago. I have always been a Mopar guy as I also have a 1972 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus and have also owned at one time a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner (wish I still had that one $$$$).
My 1964 Chrysler New Yorker is the proverbial grandmas car. I am the 3rd owner (2nd registered owner). I bought the Chrysler from a guy I work with for $500.00 and a split of the towing. This was his Grand parents car.
At a car show September 2006: the Chrysler was a fan favorite pick winner!
The story goes like this: Grandma and Grandpa drove this car till 1987 when the drivers side torsion bar broke. The car sat in the garage until their passing in the early 90s. The guy I bought it from (The Grandson) was asked if he wanted it, if not it was going to the junkyard. He had the foresight to go to Kansas City and save the Mopar!
However all he did was collect a few parts and store them in the trunk. Finally he was ready to sell it to some one who would take care of her.
I bought the New Yorker and did a survey of what she needed. Heads needed worked (hardened seats and valve job from sitting so long) torsion bar change, full exhaust replacement (duals 2 1/2" all the way back) the standard tune-up stuff, new tires and wheels (I still have the original wheels and hubcaps). The interior was great, minus the drivers side front seat, (I found some original material and had the entire bottom panel replaced) 3 out of 4 window motors needed work, (all windows now work) and A/C work (I serviced it this summer not replacing any components and she blows ICE CUBES). This Mopar only had 47,500 original miles when I bought it; (she now has almost 50,000).
The New Yorker has power steering, power brakes, power windows, power front bench and factory installed A/C. All
the interior lights work, including the map light, and the AM radio and the cigar lighter still work. The Chrysler also has the round steering wheel with a tilt column. I am informed that the tilt column option in 1964 was rare because Chrysler did not make a tilt column in 1964 and these units are actually GM (Saganaw) columns.
I still have front and rear suspension to do, (its drivable but the rubber parts have seen their better days).
We are planning a May 2007 cruise down Route 66 with her, it should be a great time!
Glad you like the Web site.
My pleasure to show off your nice New Yorker!
Crusing Route 66 in a Chrysler New Yorker means riding in style!
October 3, 2006