1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

One cool thing about being a car freak in Alameda is the number of 45-year-old beaters still rumbling down the streets. This battered-but-defiant '62 New Yorker parks in front of a tow yard by the waterfront...

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! This car has been in a few scrapes, but it's got lots of what realtors call character.

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

The spiderweb-encrusted bare taillight bulb and general beat-ness makes this car seem quite Mad Max-y.

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

Hmmm... Mad Max is probably the wrong movie reference. Add some chandeliers and it wouldn't look out of place in The Duke of New York's motor pool.

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

Wow. Chrysler needs to start designing front ends like this again!

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

And howzabout that rear quarterpanel trim? Early-60s Chryslers weren't just about the flash, though; a 340-horse 413 came standard with the New Yorker for 1962. The real high rollers sprang for the mighty 405-horse version, however.

1962 Chrysler New YorkerS

Style, and lots of it.

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