The top-of-the-line 1957 Chrysler New Yorker sold for $4,202 as a two-door hardtop and $4,259 as a four-door hardtop -- a hefty price tag for its day.

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1957, 1958, 1959 Chrysler New Yorker Specifications

The 1957, 1958, and 1959 Chrysler New Yorkers took the auto world by storm with their bold new design and innovative automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the model failed to totally pull Chrysler from its economic and sales doldrums. A look at the 1957-1959 Chrysler New Yorker specifications below, however, show why the New Yorker is such a coveted collector's item.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-8 1957 392 cid (4.00 × 3.90), 325 bhp; 1958 345 bhp; 1959 413 cid (4.00 × 3.90), 350 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic

Suspension, front: upper A-arms, lower transverse arms, longitudinal torsion bars, anti-roll bar

Suspension, rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 126.0

Weight (lbs): 4,220-4,445

Top speed (mph): 110-115

0-60 mph (sec): 10.0-11.0

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