It just came today...
My dreams have finally been fullfilled!!!!!!!!
This car also has auto level air ride suspension!
Note: It only has 52,800 miles on it. The mileage on the instrument cluster was from a replacement one.
Also, the radio is not original. I would like to find the original one and install it instead.
Long Live the K-Car
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My new 1986 Chrysler 5th Avenue
I was finally able to find one of these cars in pretty good shape for sale. I have been looking for one for many years. It drives well but will need new shock absorbers and alignment. It has a carbureted 318 V-8 engine.
Sorry for the wind noise but the wind always blows here.
78 Dodge Diplomat vs Ford Granada Ghia & Olds CutlassTom Kite featured
78 model year. This basic car stayed in production until 1989. Diplomats were used extensively as Police Cars and Taxi Cabs after 1981 when the Aspen and St Regis were removed from the Dodge Line Up. It proved to be a very successful car for Dodge. Diplomats were based off the Dodge Aspen. They share much in styling. Even the doors of the car were the same. Diplomats phased out the stylish two door and wagon in the early eighties. Wink Martindale is the voice over for this video.
1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue test drive
Saw this freakin' mint looking 5th Ave at the local Dodge dealer, and had to stop and take a look. It's probably one of the the nicest examples I've ever seen, I saw one that was in even better shape than this only once in recent years and that was at the Chrysler Nationals show under the invitational tent. I've wanted one of these old M-body Chryslers for a long time, and this one is pretty sweet, only catch is they're asking $2,995. NADA book is $2,800, and the salesman said he would go as low as $2,600. I don't know if it's worth it or not. And even if it is, do I want to spend that much money on one? What do you guys think? The only thing I did not mention in the video to consider is the rear tires only have about 35% tread left.
Speak & Spell VS The 1986 Chrysler New Yorker
The voices do sound similar. The car does actually sound more natural and more refined though.
Chrysler came out with the EVA system in 1983. Pretty ahead of its time.
I found a good site for info on the Chrysler EVA: http://www.stanwatkins.com/eva/eva.shtml
And despite what others say, I think it is really neat. It will only go off when there is something wrong, and is not annoying. I do know the early EVAs were, as they went off constantly. For example, this car will only tell you your "door is ajar" or "please fasten your seat belts" only after the car is in drive and starts moving.
1973 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham cold start
August 2010 : 1973 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham cold start. This 4 door hardtop is rust free.
I didn't have time to say that Mr & Mrs Poetz, the original owners of the car, first owned a 1936 Plymouth, then a 1950 Plymouth, a 1959 DeSoto, and finally the 1973 Chrysler. They worked their way up the Chrysler Corporation ladder of makes and models, just as Walter Percy Chrysler had intended.