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Old 03-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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Some photos of the new to me 1949 Chrysler New Yorker

Craigslist has yielded fruit for me once again. A 68,000 original mile barn find that the previous owner fixed up to make a nice driver. Valve job, all seals, rebuilt brakes, cooling system completely gone through, and the suspension sorted out. Has a straight eight called the spitfire (nothing British in the car that I know of). Only thing not stock is the carburetor and an add on electric fuel pump to make starting easier. Unlike my 1941 Buick this car is much easier and comfortable to drive. Has less trouble getting around in traffic than a 240D automatic.

The body is as rust free as you can get, floors and trunk are rock solid too. Has some granny marks and various imperfections. Not the original paint, but a nice old laquer job; door jambs and under hood are original, sporting all the factory quality stamps and oil change stickers. Interior is totally original and has held up pretty well, especially the cluster and steering wheel, but the seats do have some tears in the front and sun damage in the back. Rather than spoil this car's originality with some cheap upholstery, I bought some 1950s wool picnic blankets on ebay and put them over the effected areas. I'm not sure what to say with the dash. The way the leather has deteriorated is pretty interesting.

I'm looking forward to taking her to a few shows or cruise ins.













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Old 03-23-2012, 05:23 PM
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The last gasp of Chrysler quality. A decade later, they had the worst body integrity of any of the Big Three, although the Imperial appeared to be an exception.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM
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That's a very cool car! I wonder if it's repainted, compared to the interior. What type transmission?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:34 PM
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It is not the original paint, but a very good old lacquer respray. Transmission is kind of hard to explain, but does its job well.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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Pretty car. That dash looks sort of like a cylindrical projection map of the continents, with
Antarctica curiously absent.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:47 PM
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Nice ride.....excellent possibilities.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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Rat it out. (Just kidding!)

Sweet ride!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:57 PM
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It is not the original paint, but a very good old lacquer respray. Transmission is kind of hard to explain, but does its job well.

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I think the transmission might be similar to same year Buick Roadmasters, what's the name of it? Funny, another German engineering principle.
That paint looks good, like thick enamel.

What's the displacement?
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:40 PM
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Nice car. Love the lines of the old Chryslers/Plymouths/Dodges. My brother owns a 1946 Plymouth P15C and has similar stylings.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:49 PM
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Very sweet ride.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:10 PM
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Craigslist has yielded fruit for me once again. A 68,000 original mile barn find that the previous owner fixed up to make a nice driver. Valve job, all seals, rebuilt brakes, cooling system completely gone through, and the suspension sorted out. Has a straight eight called the spitfire (nothing British in the car that I know of). Only thing not stock is the carburetor and an add on electric fuel pump to make starting easier. Unlike my 1941 Buick this car is much easier and comfortable to drive. Has less trouble getting around in traffic than a 240D automatic.

The body is as rust free as you can get, floors and trunk are rock solid too. Has some granny marks and various imperfections. Not the original paint, but a nice old laquer job; door jambs and under hood are original, sporting all the factory quality stamps and oil change stickers. Interior is totally original and has held up pretty well, especially the cluster and steering wheel, but the seats do have some tears in the front and sun damage in the back. Rather than spoil this car's originality with some cheap upholstery, I bought some 1950s wool picnic blankets on ebay and put them over the effected areas. I'm not sure what to say with the dash. The way the leather has deteriorated is pretty interesting.

I'm looking forward to taking her to a few shows or cruise ins.



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Old 03-23-2012, 07:16 PM
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The last gasp of Chrysler quality. A decade later, they had the worst body integrity of any of the Big Three, although the Imperial appeared to be an exception.
I'm looking for a 46-48 DeSoto Surburban, if you come across any.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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A trerrific car!
A terrific car! about 231- 242 cu in.
I'm looking for a 46-48 DeSoto Surburban, if you come across any
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Where are the pictures?
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