This Week’s Klockau Lust Object: 1973 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

Here we go again! Another Brougham Era Brougham, with gargantuan size, room, gas-sucking 440 CID powerplant hitched to a creamy smooth TorqueFlite automatic, and exceedingly plush interior you can sleep eight people in! This week’s find is being sold by my friend Anthony Rose, who sells vintage Broughamage, and not so vintage Broughamage, like a pristine 1993 Sedan de Ville in Taupe with matching interior and factory alloys and whitewalls recently sold to a happy local motorist.

But never mind that, today it’s time to be in a New Yorker state of mind, with apologies to Billy Joel.

As Anthony related: “Take a look at this 1 owner all original 1973 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham. We acquired this vehicle from a good friend’s father in law who recently passed. This was truly his baby.”

“Bought new at Shivley Motors in Chambersburg PA, we have every stitch of paperwork from new. It’s got just over 59,000 original miles and is equipped with A/C, PW, PL, P seat, AM/FM/Stereo and more.”

“The body is Rust Free and the original Blue Sky paint is Gorgeous with the white vinyl top and it still retains the painted on pinstripe. The interior is absolutely incredible and has never been smoked in. The 440 ci V8 runs and drives like the day it was born. The original spare in the trunk has never been out.”

“Location is Cleveland Ohio. $12,995.00. Call/text me at 216.470.8844.”

I love these Fuselage-era full-size Chryslers. My buddy in Spokane, Jason Bagge, who recently acquired that maroon ’73 Luxury LeMans coupe, has a ’73 Imperial LeBaron four-door hardtop on the way to his home base, which will probably be written up here in the near future as well. But in the meantime, bask in the glory of this survivor New Yorker Brougham!

14 Replies to “This Week’s Klockau Lust Object: 1973 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham”

  1. John C.

    This was where you had to feel sorry for Chrysler. Totally broke, by the time designs got into production, they were several years out of date. See also Egan era Jaguar. Here you have a high end fuselage era Chrysler restyled to look like what was coming for 1974. In a better world, the optimism and futureism of the 69 Chryslers might have won out over the I have mine cocooning full size 71 GMs and Fords. Instead we have the Chryslers for 1973 restyled to pave the way for the me too 1974s while still looking grossly out of date.

    All that said, can you imagine the first owner weighing his options and instead buying a pickup. What the moderns tell us is the appropriate option.

    • Trucky McTruckface

      1973 was actually a pretty good year for these, sales-wise – Chrysler sold around 250k Newports, New Yorkers, and Imperials. Same goes for the big Fury, which pretty consistently sold around 250-300k units from ’65 (when it became a real fullsize again) through ’73. Even Dodge, who struggled to move 100k big cars most years, sold 150k Polaras/Monacos.

      675k cars is enough volume for a redesign to have seemed wise, too bad Chrysler’s timing was awful. And was awful again in ’79. I agree that the transitional styling on the ’73s is kind of odd, although I think it works better on the Chrysler than the Dodge or (especially) the Plymouth. These were certainly out of sync with GM/Ford styling themes, but to me they look less dated than the newer, frumpier Coronet/Satellite sedans.

      Despite my stupid username, pickups as family/aspirational vehicles are a close second to tattoos on my list of trends that need to die. Unfortunately, both just keep getting more popular.

      • John C.

        I had not realized that pre Yom Kiippor they had sold so well. It makes sense though, as I have often wondered why brisk Cordoba sales did not save them a few years later.

        It is fun to think what modern all American big New Yorker sales replacing Ram pickups at the same price point would do for the asthetics of the American streets. In addition to the benefit of drivers proudly showing they were successful family men instead of successful family men being embarrassed by that and would rather present that they were the cowboy in the Village People without the catchy tunes.

  2. sgeffe

    Is this seller a dealer? I’d be interested in perusing his inventory from time to time, especially since he’s reasonably close by. (I’m in the Toledo area.)

  3. hank chinaski

    One good turn of Billy Joel abuse deserves another: ‘Your best bet’s a true baby blue Chrysler New Yorker….’

    My brain registered ‘Bluesmobile’, which was close (74 Dodge Monaco). Good brain. Here, have another donut.

    6916USD. How much is that in rubles?

  4. Disinterested-Observer

    Love “never smoked in.” I know there is nothing redeeming about smoking but noting it reminds me of we have lost in our zeal to remedy the wrongs of the past.

  5. LynnG

    I love this car, it is the right color and properly optioned. Cars like this were the choice of many a small town banker, pharmacist, or real estate broker. It shouts I made it, but not an in your face, I made it. At $6,919 much more affordable then a Cadillac or Lincoln yet ordered with all of the same power features found on a Cadillac or Lincoln, but not the resale value. But then again the buyer was going to keep it for a while so resale was not a factor. I love that these cars just keep falling out of the wood work, great find.

    • sgeffe

      If there was a survivor-grade final-year Cutlass Supreme Brougham Sedan out there with every box checked, needing only a few thousand in NOS parts to put it back into showroom condition, I’d be all over it. I’d just need to know what to do to keep rodents away whilst in a storage unit.


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