This morning I was perusing the FB group, Finding Future Classic Cars, and my Brougham Radar immediately locked onto this fine 1966 New Yorker offered on Boise Craigslist, complete with the ‘earmuff’ style vinyl accents on the C-pillars. I’ve always liked the 1965-66 Chryslers. Styled by Elwood Engel, late of Ford Motor Company, his designs were strikingly rectangular, but elegant. And if you think 1961 Continental in profile, that’s not a coincidence, he was involved with that car as well.
On to the car! Per the seller: “440 V8. 4 Door Hardtop cars are becoming a thing of the past, especially in the condition of this 1966 Chrysler New Yorker. Low Original Miles: 43,876 (as of the day of this listing).”
“Mr. Q.C. Corder bought this 1966 New Yorker in Mt. Enterprise, Texas on 01-30-1967. He ordered it (his pride and joy) in Stunning Daffodil Yellow. This car even comes with the original certicard.”
This gem remained in the same family until it was purchased by my brother and myself in 2019. The oil change sticker on the door jamb when we bought this New Yorker showed 41,355 miles on 09-1985. After being garaged for decades a bit of attention was needed. In the past 6 months here is a list of the work that has been done.”
• Brakes completely gone through including master cylinder and rebuilt power booster.
• Carburetor Rebuilt
• Heater Core Rebuilt
• Transmission rebuilt because of leaks.
• New KYB Shocks
• New Starter Relay
• Fuel Pump
• Valve Cover Gaskets
• New Coker Radial Tires
“This is truly a time warp car. When taken to cars shows people are awestruck by the all original interior. The beautiful body lines are straight as an arrow. The bumpers don’t have that dullness that comes with time and improper care. They are nice bright and shiny. All power windows work great, 6-way power seat works like new.”
“The AC is not working, but the compressor turns freely. Comes with New AC Dryer and clutch bearing for the AC. Currently the cruise control is not working, however was working fine when we bought the car.”
It’s sharp, but I think 15K is a little on the high side for a car with broken cruise and A/C. But it’s definitely a head turner. I’ve only seen a couple 1965-68 Chryslers around here, a green ’66 coupe, gold ’67 four door hardtop and a rough, ROUGH white ’68 four-door hardtop. But you don’t have to buy this car to enjoy the pictures. Until next time, folks!