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1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler New Yorker


1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 Chrysler New Yorker Specifications
Many new-car buyers considered the styling of the 1941-54 Chrysler New Yorker too conservative, but modern-day collectors don't.
Many new-car buyers considered the styling of the 1941-54 Chrysler New Yorker too conservative, but modern-day collectors don't.
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The 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954 Chrysler New Yorkers were notable for their engineering advances, though the car's dowdy styling dissuaded too many buyers for the line to be a true success. See the specifications of the 1951-1954 Chrysler New Yorker below.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-8, 331.1 cid (3.81 × 3.63); 1951-1953 180 bhp; 1954 New Yorker 195 bhp; New Yorker Deluxe 235 bhp

Transmission: 1951-1953 Fluid-Matic, Fluid-Torque optional; 1954 Powerflite automatic

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums (Ausco-Lambert discs optional, $400)

Wheelbase (in.): 1951-1952, 131.5; 1953-1954, 125.5; 1953-1954, 139.5

Weight (lbs): 3,950-4,500

Top speed (mph): 110-115

0-60 mph (sec): 10.0-12.0

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