Hurst Equipped: 1965 Chrysler New Yorker Station Wagon – Sold?

Dec 2021 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

December 22, 2021 Update – After coming across our blog post featuring his car, the private seller of this 1965 Hurst-equipped Chrysler New Yorker called us to say the car remains available for sale if anyone is interested in buying it for $16,500. 

December 1, 2020 Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  , 

October 22, 2020 Update – The private seller of this unique ’65 Chrysler just posted a revised listing with the same pictures, description, and asking price.

It’s not often we come across a classic car we’ve never heard of nor seen before. In the latest example, while we’ve seen several mid-sixties Chrylser New Yorker station wagons in our travels, we’ve never come across a Hurst-Equipped edition such as this very optioned 1965 example originally listed in October 2020 on Craigslist in Memphis, New York (Syracuse) with an asking price of $16,500.   Since Hagerty Insurance currently does not provide values for these wagons, our sole price barometer is the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool, which indicates the private seller has his wagon priced between the #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $16,200 and the #1 “Excellent” estimate of $27,100.

Chrysler introduced its seventh generation full-size New Yorker for 1965 an all-new C-body unibody platform featuring a bolt-on, rubber-isolated front subframe. Elwood Engel designed the 1965 New Yorker (and all Chrysler models) with styling cues from his 1961 Lincoln Continental — square side view with chrome trim along the top edges of the fenders. The styling began to share some visual similarities with the premium luxury sedan Imperial which received an all-new appearance in 1964.

The standard engine was a 340 horsepower Firepower 413 cu in (6.8 L) V8, with single 4-barrel carburetion. Optional was a high-performance 413 from that year’s Chrysler letter car, which came with an unsilenced air cleaner, dual breaker ignition, special camshaft, dual exhaust, and was rated at 360 horsepower. The only available transmission, regardless of engine choice was the three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. 1965 was the last year for the 413, as it would be phased out for the new 440 the next model year.

For 1965 the New Yorker was offered as a 4-door sedan, 2- and 4-door hardtop, and as Town & Country 2- or 3-seat station wagon.  The Town & Country wagon was on the Dodge’s 121-inch wheelbase as all C-body wagons shared the same basic body. Factory options for 1965 included a vinyl rear roof pillar insert, Saginaw-sourced Tilt ‘N Telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning, and power options (windows, antenna, and steering).  The 1965 Chryslers were well received by the public, and the division’s sales shoot up nearly 40% compared to 1963, to 204,002. 49,871 of those were New Yorkers, a 62% year-on-year increase.

What really set apart the new Chryslers, though, would not become apparent for a decade, after the car had often passed to its second or third owner. The unit-body cars’ sills and inner fenders were built of galvanized steel. In an era when new cars rusted entirely out within five to 10 years in northern and mountain states, these cars often lasted 30 to 40 years as daily drivers.

Here’s a 1965 Chrysler New Yorker Commercial with a bit of hyperbole on what it’s allegedly like owning one of these cars:

The private seller provides a detailed description of the options on his New Yorker wagon.  We couldn’t find any information on the validity of the Hurst-Equipped option this wagon features, so if you have any insight please comment below.  If you have the room is your garage to house this interesting wagon, you’ll certainly be the talk among the Mopar enthusiasts no matter where you drive it.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1965 Chrysler New Yorker Station Wagon
Only 1680 made
This one is a true survivor
Perfect dash
And a never cracked steering wheel
The interior is excellent but not front bucked have stitching that gave way on the seat bottoms
Other than that the interior is 98%
Ice cold A/C
Power windows
Power vent windows
Power rear gate
Factory buckets
9 Passenger 3rd seat
Factory roof rack
Variable speed wiper’s
And New Yorker only split vinyl roof
Nice cam hydraulic and I have the cam card
Aluminium heads
Edelbrock performer RPM Intake
Quick fuel carb
Factory Mopar Electronic Ignition
And Single wire Alternator ( charging system)
9.5:1 compression PUMP GAS MOTOR
Stall converter
Valve body work done as well
Late model 727 with the 4 planetary gear set
Out of a motorhome
Period Correctly HURST Dual Gate
8 3/4 Mopar posi front loader
Flowmaster dual exhaust
17″X8 Factory HURST Wheels with Like New Tires
Sold New in Connecticut
Bought out of Massachusetts
This car is not a Bondo Wagon 98% of it’s original paint
The under side of the car is Georgous
The front subframe has never had corrosion EVER !!!!
Perfect floors frame floors etc !!!!!
The Emergency brake works too !!!!!
Runs and Drives great
Wagons are rare enough let alone a super highly optioned one like this
Have extras that come with car too
The original Class 3 hitch that was put on the car when New an lots more that you will like
I have all the original parts that came off the car when I upgrade as you see it pictured
First come first serve.
Thanks Gerry

Do you have any information on Hurst Equipped Chryslers from ’65?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Hurst Equipped: 1965 Chrysler New Yorker Station Wagon – Sold?

    is the wagon still for sale?


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