The sacred American tradition of the soft, plush sedan with the vinyl-cushioned Landau roof and puffy upholstery had its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, but you can buy such cars in the 1990s. Even after Lee Iacocca’s Modern front-wheel drive K-Cars appeared in the early 1980s, “traditional” Detroit luxury car based on the K platform continued to be built by Chrysler for quite a while. A great example of this is the Chrysler New Yorker from 1983 to 1993, which managed to mix up the philosophical concepts behind luxury yet affordable 1970 Chrysler Newport with the lightweight, space-saving Iacocca Era in one machine. I found one of these, a 1990 New Yorkers Mark Cross Edition at a stadium in Northern California, and I want to share with you how brilliant it is today. Junkyard Gems.
Lee Iacocca wants Chrysler-branded cars looks like Mercedes-Benzes (slightly earlier, Ford have the same idea as Granada), but at a third the cost, and so we saw these “pentastar crystal” hood ornaments for a few years in the mid-1980s to early 1990s.
The base MSRP for the 1990 New Yorker Landau is $19,509, and the Mark Cross Edition package adds $2,069 to that cost (same as getting the $4,565 option pack on a $43,050 car, when calculated in 2022). dollars).
For that price, you get everything: a digital instrument cluster, a host of additional body contours and interior accessories, and vinyl and vinyl-wrapped throne-like seats and seats. da Mark Cross (I’m just guessing, indistinguishable from The famous (infamous?) belong to Cordoba predecessors of this car).
Back roof with cushion was popular in the 1970s and quite deeply in the 1980s, but has long fallen out of favor with the under-80s in 1990.
However, Chrysler is still proud of its car, and this car has big badges inside and out to prove it.
By 1990, most luxury cars came standard with at least stereo AM/FM radio, and that’s what this car did. If you want to play cassettes, you have to pay at least $254 more (about $560 today).
New Yorker 1990 belongs to the extended K-Car family, living on the same platform as Dodge Dynasty looks a lot like. The only engine available for this car in 1990 was Chrysler V6 3.3 liters147 horsepower capacity.
The New Yorker name lasted until the 1996 model year, when the last example appeared at Brampton Council in Ontario.
No one else can sell Chryslers like this guy.