The McCandless Collection
1958 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible
A PLACE OF HISTORY
Not Just A Museum
The McCandless Collection will take you back to the days of "The Forward Look Era" automotive design, racing, and drivers themselves. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. With so many classic vehicles under one roof, we have something everyone will get excited about.
This stunning convertible has multiple AACA Junior and Senior titles, the SEMA/ARMO Restoration of the Year award in September 2008, following its refreshing by American Classic Auto Restorations, an AACA National Historical Preservation of Original features Certification at Melbourne, Florida, prior to that, and noteworthy event recognition from Florida to California adorn its legacy.
Beyond the new-for-1958 styling cues, one is immediately drawn to the Matador Red paint, contrasting black top and accessory equipment. Under the hood was the largest iteration of the first-generation 392 CI Hemi engine rated at 346 HP with its Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetor. The engine is backed by the TorqueFlite 3-speed transmission, which utilizes the dash-mounted push-button shifter, and this New Yorker features power steering and brakes. Inside this car’s well-upholstered interior are power seats and windows, Air-Temp factory air conditioning, tinted glass and the Auto Pilot cruise control. For audio equipment, it features the AM radio with a power antenna and rear speaker plus the very desirable Highway Hi-Fi in-dash record player.
Overall, Virgil Exner’s flight-sweep styling perhaps reached its epitome in the Chrysler lineup during this model release, creating exclusivity in this popular arena of ownership today. With a record of excellence on the show field and a gorgeous 9,000-hour restoration that took three years to complete, this Hemi-powered New Yorker is documented with a copy of its original build card and more than 4,000 photos of the restoration.
The 1958 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream. With its sleek, aerodynamic design, powerful V8 engine and advanced features, this car is a testament to the engineering ingenuity and luxury of the 1950s.
The design of the New Yorker Convertible, particularly the long hood, short rear deck and the imposing front grille, gives it a luxurious and sophisticated look that is sure to turn heads. The car is also equipped with a number of advanced features for its time, including power steering, power brakes, power windows, and a push-button automatic transmission, making it one of the most luxurious cars of its time.
One of the things that makes the 1958 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible so special is the fact that it was a limited edition car and only a few were produced. This makes it a truly rare and collectible vehicle. Additionally, the convertible version of the New Yorker was only available in a limited number, making it even more sought after by classic car enthusiasts.
Driving the New Yorker Convertible is an experience like no other. The car’s powerful V8 engine provides plenty of power and the push-button automatic transmission makes it easy to shift gears. The car’s handling is also excellent, thanks to its advanced suspension system. The convertible top is easy to operate and provides a great way to enjoy sunny days on the road.
1958 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible
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