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Darryl Skerman's 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 4-door I live in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. I grew up loving the big cars - my father drove Mopars. When I was a teenager, the New Yorker Brougham was the biggest and best Chrysler. I loved the shape the first time I saw it and always wanted one. Some investigations indicated that there were none of this shape Chrysler in Australia: by the mid-seventies Chryslers had lost popularity in Australia and about the only large American cars imported here were Chevies, Cadillacs, some Buicks and a few Lincolns. If I wanted an NYB, I would have to import it myself.

Joining the NYB Club / Mailing List gave me the opportunity to find one. I bought this car from Eric Wiedemer from the NYB Club and took delivery on 13 September, 2002.

The car has a build date of May 19, 1976 and now has 76,000 miles on it. It is Spinnaker White with a white vinyl top and chestnut leather interior. It has a 440 cu in motor and appears to have all of the available options including Sunroof:

The interior of this car is in exceptional condition. The body is straight, although being an Ohio car it has some rust in the lower panels, but nothing that can't be repaired fairly easily. Cars newer than 30 years have to be converted to right hand drive here in order to be registered. Since I don't want to have to wait until 2006 to drive it, I'm planning to have it converted. I'll use the next few months to plan the conversion and save for it.

I'll post some pictures of the conversion process, but in the meantime here's some preliminary shots.

Darryl Skerman


Queensland Australia