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 bodystyles 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.
The New Yorker was 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.
The New Yorkers were attractive vehicles with a two-piece windshield, Art Deco-inspired dashboard, and a long hood and front fenders.