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Lot 37
1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis Hardtop


CHASSIS NO: N5517453

• Wire wheels and extra chrome trim on the sought-after St. Regis trim level
• Well-restored and long maintained in a renowned collection
• Fine older two-tone paint finishes and chrome trim throughout
• A solid classic luxury car that excels at modern highway driving

331 cid V-8 engine, 250 HP, PowerFlite automatic transmission, front coil spring suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes; wheelbase: 126”

Prior to 1955, Chrysler’s cars were functional but maybe just a bit boring. That all changed when Virgil Exner began to make his mark in the automotive world. An impressive New Yorker St. Regis hardtop like this represents some of the finest work achieved by Chrysler engineers of the day. Named for the landmark luxury hotel in Manhattan, the St. Regis was the 5-Star model for Chrysler. The St. Regis was distinguished from the base New Yorker by the two-tone paint, extra trim, full carpeting, and a color-keyed two-tone steering wheel. These cars were built with real loving care and offered a bulletproof Hemi V-8 engine providing 250 horsepower, mated to the PowerFlite fully automatic transmission, which was a big step up from previous models. The new styling was dubbed the “Hundred Million Dollar Look”, featuring a lower stance and plenty of chrome.

This New Yorker is presented in restored condition with a Tango Red body with a Desert Sand top, and very nice original chrome and trim. Riding on factory chrome wire wheels, you’ll also enjoy power steering, Chrysler power brakes, as well as that fully padded dash that looks like it could be right out of a Chris Craft. The red and white upholstery was well-restored and looks cool, and with lots of legroom and the factory original tinted interior sun visors, it’s an authentic piece of Chrysler motoring history. Pop the hood, and the big V-8 is clean, and factory-correct and runs with authority, making a ride in this fine Chrysler an easy trip down memory lane. In 1955, owning this Chrysler would have been a big deal, and today, they are still considered one of the most reliable, easy driving classic cars from the era. This Chrysler is a true pleasure to drive, and the new owner will enjoy making motoring memories with his family, while his investment in this lovely New Yorker St. Regis gets better and better as these cars become increasingly more scarce .

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