Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
Writer Matthew Algeo wrote a book about President Harry Truman touring the country in a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker after retiring from office. He didn't know what happened to the car, until it found him - Ed.
You don't typically think of 1970s era luxury cars like the 1971 Chrysler New Yorker as performance cars. According to Bud Lindemann, host of Car and Track, "along with all the ‘poshiness'" the 1971 New Yorker had some muscle too.
We were pretty excited to see this early-90s Chrysler New Yorker in a LeMons race; talk about pure class on the race track! Sadly, it couldn't quite stay on its wheels.
These two 60's-era Chryslers were rolling ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise and parked around the corner from each other at Duggan's Irish Pub, the place where we saw the same company unveil the Chysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5. The contrast in awesomeness could not be more poignant. The wagony goodness of the New…
The first thing we need to know about this car is that it has enormous fins. While GM liked sharp pointy fins on its cars of this era (as we've seen a few blocks from this car), Chrysler decided that fins needed to be thick, with bulk.
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...