Collector’s Collection: 1968 Chrysler New Yorker Four Door Hardtop – Sold?
July 30, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Chrysler New Yorker “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
For many years, if you considered yourself a “Mopar Man” but your career had not taken your salary far enough up the corporate ladder to afford an Imperial, you opted for Chrysler’s Flagship, the New Yorker. By 1968 the New Yorker nameplate had been around for nearly thirty years and this model year was the final one before Chrysler introduced its popular “Fuselage Styling” in all of its 1969 full-size models. The open and airy greenhouse of this generation of New Yorker is one full display in this white-over-back four-door hardtop example we spotted originally in June 2021 on Craigslist in Chicago, Illinois with an asking price of $15,000 currently. A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their New Yorker priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $14,200 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $16,700. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a different assessment as in this case the asking price is $2,300 above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $12,700.
Chrysler New Yorker Styling changes for 1968 included a new grille, bumpers, front sheet metal, rear fenders, and rear deck. Although the Newport and 300 four-door hardtops received a new, sportier roofline shared with Dodge and Plymouth, the New Yorker continued with the roofline first introduced in 1965. The main exterior features distinguishing the New Yorker from the other Chrysler lines were a full-width grille with a rectangular pattern, repeated at the rear by the full-width deck trim, and continuous lower bodyside molding. Chrysler production rebounded with the year setting a record at 264,863 cars built, 48,143 of which were New Yorkers.
While we have to admit the custom twenty-two-inch rims fill the wheel wells of this New Yorker nicely, the rubber band sidewalls likely ruin what is a very gentle ride provided by the car’s torsion bar suspension. The seller provides the option of buying this California car once from a collector’s collection with the stock rims and our choice would be that option.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“For sale my 1968 Chrysler New Yorker 4 door
this is a really great running Mopar
117000 original miles
straight as an arrow and clean as can be. .
spent nearly all of its life in California
Last 20 years as a part of a collectors collection
no signs of rust at all, purchased from a mopar collector and has most if the original paperwork
everything has been maintained to keep the car in this condition,it has the indestructible mopar.440 engine,new timing chain,gear box,points,plugs,wires,brakes,have the original wheels and tires if you would like them instead of the 22 inch azuka wheels and tires .great alignment ,no pulling or shaking or stange noises..a very nice classic that you wont see every day..
Stock or Custom: which rims would you buy this New Yorker with? Comment below and let us know!