1957 Chrysler New Yorker

The 1957 Chrysler New Yorker was a totally new design for its time. It featured many industry firsts including torsion bar front suspension, bubbed Torsion-Aire, and push-button TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission.

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Vehicle Type Chrysler New Yorker
Year Built 1957
Built By Chrysler Motor Company
Suspension Parallel Leaf Springs, Rear and Parallel Torsion Bar Front, Independ Front Suspension
Engine 396 cubic inch Hemi V-8, 325 Horsepower
Owner Woodland Family Collection


The 1957 Chrysler also featured the new 396 cubic inch V-8 which would be replaced after only one more year due to the high production costs. Early model year production had single headlamps with quad headlamps optional where state regulations permitted them. The single headlamps were dropped later that year. Considered to be "uber stylish," the 4,200 pound and mechanically innovative 1957 Chrysler New Yorker was named the Motor Trend Magazine Car of the Year for 1957.

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