Junkyard Find: 1984 Chrysler New Yorker

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard find 1984 chrysler new yorker

The New Yorker provides us with a nice history of Chrysler’s postwar luxury ambitions, and examples demonstrating various facets of this history are plentiful in self-service wrecking yards. We’ve seen this ’53, this ’64, this ’82, this ’85, this ’89, this ’90, and this ’92 so far, and today were adding another K-car-based New Yorker to the collection.

Sure, it’s a K-car (actually, it’s an E-car, which was an extended-wheelbase K), but that doesn’t mean that Lee Iacocca scrimped on the glitz!

Check it out, genuine Wire-Like™ wheels!

Cushy leather seats, naturally.

Futuristic “Message Center.”

Even more futuristic computer.

Opera lights.

Padded landau roof.

Detailed by a garbage truck.

You’ll sit in the lap of luxury.

Power in this one came courtesy of the Mitsubishi Astron 2.6 liter four-cylinder engine, the same family of engines that powered the Starion and Raider.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 19, 2013

    I never understood this generation of Chrysler interior design. Everyone else was doing things a bit better, more streamlined, tasteful by then. Chrysler was stuck in some gauche, terribly baroque, button-tuft mood for too long. It's all cobbled together so badly.

  • Ponchoman49 Ponchoman49 on Jun 25, 2013

    If i was forced to buy one of these fancy K-cars it would be with the Chrysler built 2.5 not the horrid Mitsu 2.6.

  • Michael Eck With those mods, I wonder if it's tuned...
  • Mike-NB2 I'm not a Jeep guy, but I really, really like the 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe concept.
  • William I'm a big fan of 70s Lincolns. I really liked the 1980s Mark Vl. I thought it was very classy, and I never thought of it as a restyled Town Car. I did own a 1990 LSC, it was black over black leather interior. I loved the LSC as soon as they were introduced. I loved the sound of the duel exhaust, I thought it fit the car perfectly. I never had any problems with it. The 5.0 is a great engine, and never had any issues with the air suspension system. It had the the analog dash and I made good use of the message center. I highly recommend this Mark. The black paint and interior fit the car and me perfectly.
  • ChristianWimmer 1974 Dodge Monaco. I’m a nostalgic guy and want one of these so badly.
  • Zipper69 I got the form letter from Kia a few weeks ago and booked a time for the software update.Took around 1 hr 15 mn and you get free nifty stickers on the front door windows telling the thieves you are protected.