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1955 Chrysler New Yorker

Sale price: $7,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Chrysler
Model: New Yorker
Year: 1955
Type: Sedan
Number of Doors: 2
Color: Black
Mileage: 130013
Engine: 331 ci Hemi
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
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1955 Chrysler New Yorker for sale

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  • 1955 Chrysler New Yorker

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1955 Chrysler New Yorker




Engine Size331 ci Hemi

Transmission Type2 Speed Automatic


Exterior ColorBlack

Interior ColorTan Description

1955 Chrysler New Yorker

Harry S. Truman, (born May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri, U.S.-died December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri), 33rd president of the United States (194553), who led his country through the final stages of World War II and through the early years of the Cold War, vigorously opposing Soviet expansionism in Europe and sending U.S. forces to turn back a communist invasion of South Korea.

A piece of history in our midst, in the form of a Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe, and a special twist as it was former president Harry S Truman's personal vehicle after he left office. Several photos of Harry driving the car for his daughter's wedding, and it has spent time in the actual Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Now fully restored and looking like it's in its original glory.

A wide trimmed split front grille with another horizontal trim piece below and a nicely curved bumper framing the bottom with signal lights attached to the top of said bumper, leads the way. A big cloisonn badge is on the small "beak" in the grille are flanked at the end of each front quarter panel with a wide chrome bezel single headlight. A nicely shaped bulbous but overdone hood makes its way to the wide trimmed curved front glass. The remainder of the passenger compartment glass is surrounded by thin trimmings. Black paint covers all the steel panels, which are all rust free. Some of these show slight cracking and crazing from an earlier restoration when this car was initially completed. On either side is an ever-widening trim spear in beautiful shiny chrome. Just past the B pillars are open vents which feed an air conditioning/cooling system which is housed in the trunk. On back the big chrome theme continues with upper rear quarter trimmings that are basically chromed tail fins housing the cathedral style taillights. Just below are oval backup lights and a thick shiny wrap around bumper with dual chrome tipped exhaust outlets peeking out below. Wide whites wrap pristine wire spoked wheels with center knock off hums. Make no mistake this car is very large... I guess we could call it "Presidential"!

Inside swinging near perfect doors which are covered with wide stitched and padded upper panels in tan leather, have a chrome curved delineation appliqu, and below show a beautifully molded darker tan lower and seamless armrest. A shiny actuator lever and a power window toggle panel are also within this door panel. Inside warm tan broadcloth power activated seats with various stitches in textures have been recovered to emulate the originals but have all new coverings. Upfront a wonderfully sculpted undulating dash befitting of the Chrysler moniker houses all the gauges one needs to monitor while driving this automobile. Curved two tone deep gold mixes with dark tan painted metal. Shiny bezels, a shifter in the dash and perfectly chromed knobs pepper this dash with all the essential switches and below a shiny chromed panel houses the ignition, ashtray, and a cowl vent slider. A Town and Country radio is neatly installed and for the passenger a tan painted glove box covering door is curvaceous to the point of making Raquel Welch jealous, and sports some vertical opening for the speaker and a circular clock above. Thick pile brown carpeting covers the floors and is the perfect landing spot for those wingtips so they will not have their spot shine marred! "The buck stops here!"

Under the hood is a completely restored numbers matching 331ci Hemi V8 engine fed on top by a single 4-barrel carburetor. On the back is a 2-speed Powerflite automatic transmission, and way back for the axle it has 3.36 gears. All is very nice under this hood. "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!" The engine cranks but does not start...similar to a post war economy.

All fully restored and undercoated neatly, just a light coating of surface rust on the exhaust piping. All else is black and structurally sound. Floor pans look nearly as new. Power drum brakes are all around and for the front independent coil springs provide the ride, in back the task is left for the leaf springs. "I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."

A nicely restored former President turned private citizen automobile, spending time in his library, and well documented as to its history. Also, a list of the car's condition from virtually every angle can be looked over if you are interested in this car. Some of it is seemingly picayune, some possibly important, but overall, this car has a great history and is a very nice car, it just does not run!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.


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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping:
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility unless otherwise documented in sales agreement.

Buyer must contact us within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of listings end to secure the vehicle.

Payment of Balance Due:
The remainder is due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Additional Fees and Taxes:
All Pennsylvania residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges unless otherwise documented on the sales agreement.  We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.

Buyer's Inspection:
Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.  Classic Auto Mall, Inc. has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. Classic Auto Mall, Inc. welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.  If you plan to have a buyer's inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.  Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is".  No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

Notice to Bidders:
We reserve the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. NOTE: All of our eBay inventory is available for sale at our dealership. We will end auctions early should a vehicle be sold at the dealership..

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If the deposit is not received within 48 hours of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within 7 days following the close of auction, we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer.


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