1959 CHRYSLER New Yorker Series, V-8

1959 CHRYSLER New Yorker Series, V-8

NEW YORKER SERIES — (8-CYL) — The B-series engine was used for the first time in a New Yorker. The Hemi engine was no longer available. Horsepower was up slightly, as was displacement. Engine weight, simplicity of design and lower manufacturing costs were the principal reasons for the change in powerplant. The New Yorker used a spear-like color sweep with horizontal top trim. The lower trim molding dipped and broadened, at the rear, running to bumper level height. An anodized insert ran from front to rear, within the color spear, and seven slash-type strips were added at the rear. They continued the same pattern used on previous New Yorkers. The Golden Lion insignia was placed below the New Yorker script at the rear portion of the front fender. Upholstery options consisted of 22 combinations of vinyl and Jacquard fabric. The instrument panel and dashboard were relatively unchanged from the two previous years.

 

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