Straight-8 Power: 1947 Chrysler New Yorker

This next car comes from the time right after World War II, when automakers took their old pre-war designs out of mothballs and restarted manufacturing consumer products. The New Yorker was a giant rumbling piece of steel that was powered by a 323 cubic inch straight-8 and today’s example is offered for a great price per pound. Find this 1947 Chrysler New Yorker offered for $11,500 in Sylmar, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1947 chrysler
condition: fair
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 44802
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
Barn type find. All original and so clean for being so old. Had a repaint some 15yrs ago. Nothing missing on this oldie, all stainless complete and dent free. Window rubbers also changed 15+ yrs back as they are newish and soft. Car runs, shifts through all gears, and nice idle. Brakes work but suggest a go through to get new rubber hoses. Interior very clean. Gauges work.

What’s wrong with it ? 3 rust areas, driver floor edge, trunk area at spare tire right side and passenger door bottom corner buckle size bubble. Minor pitting on grill.

See a better way to drive something from the era of status symbol cars?