I was working at a Chry-Ply dealership in western Colorado in 1978, when the first R-body Fifth Avenue was rolled off the transport. As a part-time college student then, I was hardly the intended demographic for this car. But, I fell in love with the clean lines of this car, the cream color of the paint and leather interior, and the looks of it! WOW! I knew I'd own one someday! So, in November 2005, I saw a '79 NY advertised in the local paper. My wife's late father had a '78 Brougham (which I've been looking for one for years!), but this '79 just jumped at me. So, I drove it and shot the guy an offer, and took it home. I've put new brakes all around, two new tires, an alignment, and front shocks on it. That's it! My wife does not like red cars at all! But, with her first opportunity behind the wheel, it reminded her so much of her dad's old '78, she has now claimed the car as "hers"!!! She has an '06 PT ragtop as a driver, so this is our (her) weekend and play car. She will not let me sell it, so that's a good sign, don't you think??? A new paint job this Summer and the NY will be as new!
Additional cars: 1937 Terraplane Brougham 2-dr, 90% restored to original, 212 flat Six, 3-spd w/OD, only modern addition is 12V GM single-wire alternator, modified stock radio, halogen bulbs in the stock headlight housings.
1966 Dodge Coronet 500 2-dr hardtop, 361 auto, air, 3.23 SG, factory woodgrain wheel, tach, gauges, AM, console, owned 25 years, magazine and factory show car, I'm the second owner.
Several 1967 and 1971 Dodge Sweptline pickups, including a Custom Sports Special, one of 45 '63-'67 CSS trucks in the CSS Registry.
Drivers - 1996 Dodge Cummins 3500 Club Cab and 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring turbo convertible.