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Dirk Bekker's 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

I'm already on the New Yorker site with my non running 74 Imperial. (this one will probably go to a friend of mine whose a mechanic)

Meanwhile I got a ''new'' 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham is near perfect condition. Finally I can enjoy driving these beautiful cars. I think I earned that after a year of blood, sweat and tears with the 74 Imperial.

This NYer has about 85.000 miles on it ( the odometer is in km, a lot easier here) and runs and shifts very smooth. The car was imported to the Netherlands in 1976 and bought by a travelling agency in Amsterdam in 1977.

They used the car for executive business trips to Italy and France. Since 1980 the car got a new paint job, probably to avoid difference in body color, and was repainted in the original Deep Sherwood green metallic. The second owner was the guy I bought the car from, and he only wanted to sell this beauty to someone who appreciates and loves these Chryslers. When I was a kid I use to draw these cars, I made hundreds of them, now I finally own one. This was also the first American car I drove; hopefully I can enjoy this one as long as possible.

All I did to the NYer is putting new tape stripes on the car, I copied them exactly from the original, and put a lot of gas in the tank.

It has cruise (which works great), auto temp II (with very cold air), central locking (very easy), driver & passenger side power seats and changing radio stations pedal on the floor. The car was built in September 1975, so must be one of the first Imperials with New Yorker badging.

It's really fun to see the 76 NYer next to the 74 Imperial and see the difference between the two, this only confirms how well built and nicely designed these cars were.


Dirk Bekker