1960 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible
For sale by owner
Owner: Bill Jones, San Rafael, California 94901
Two year frame-off restoration by Bob Hayen and Gary Goers in Kallispell, Montana. In 2012 it won many First in Class awards including Mopar Best of Show and the prestigious JW Steiner trophy at Palo Alto Concours. Bluegrass color. Swivel seats, Flite Sweep decklid, AstraDome instrument panel, 413 rebuilt motor, Torqueflite, torsion bar suspension.
Vin # 8303142641
The car is ready for your inspection in San Rafael
In 1957, Chrysler implemented Virgil Exner's "Forward Look" across its entire product line.
These cars came with the TorqueFlite pushbutton 3-speed automatic transmission and Torsion-Aire torsion bar suspension. Fins that swept up from just behind the front doors presented a tasteful boldness.
In 1960 the New Yorker adopted unibody construction, "Ram Induction" and the new version of the 413ci Hemi V-8 RB engine that upped its output to 380 horsepower (from 325). This was one of just 556 built that model year.
Many 1960 New Yorker convertibles have been modified to become 300F cars leaving only a few original examples.
This example is equipped with a Flight Sweep deck lid and swivel seats. On this car, only the color has been changed (from Polar Blue to Bluegrass) and front disc brakes have been installed for improved safety.
Chrysler New Yorker Convertible Coupes
Cost new (without options) $4.875.00
Weight - 4,185 lbs.
556 N.Y. convertibles produced
(19,390 total N.Y. produced)
• Unibody construction
• Flight sweep deck lid
• Power swivel seats
• Auto-pilot (cruise control)
• AstraDome instrument panel with
electro-luminescent (EL) lighting
• Power antenna
• Power windows
• Power brakes
• Power door locks
• Power convertible top
• Remote driver's mirror
• Passenger side rear mirror
• Golden lion engine 413 RB with
4.18 x 3.75 bore-and-stroke, four barrels
and 350 bhp, 380 horsepower
• TorqueFlite automatic transmission (3 sp)
• Torsion bar suspension (front)
• Hotchkiss suspension in rear with
outboard mounted leaf springs
• Automatic beam dimmer
• Golden touch radio (seven buttons
with foot control)
• Tires - 8.50 X 14