The large Chrysler New Yorker received a new 'fuselage' body in 1973 which featured a graceful curve fenderline to the base. In the back, the graceful sloping theme continued with the window curving from the roof to the trunk. The 1973 New Yorker was available as a sedan and a hardtop sedan. The Brougham trim level added a 2-door hardtop coupe. Standard features on the New Yorker included a left-hand remote-control outside rearview mirror, upgraded cloth and vinyl seats, a three-speed windshield wiper, carpeting, an electric clock, rear fender skirts, wheelhouse opening moldings, and a left-hand remote-control outside rearview mirror. The engine was a 440 cubic-inch V8 offering 215 (SAE) net horsepower. Options included power vent windows, power windows (standard in the Brougham), remote control trunk release, tinted glass, air conditioning, two-tone paint, AM radio, and automatic speed control.
The New Yorker rested on the same 124 inch wheelbase platform as the other Chrysler models, except the station wagons. All passenger cars measures 230.1 inches in length. The New Yorker was distinguished by its unique grille and taillamps, New Yorker nameplates, and additional trim.
The New Yorker Brougham was Chrysler's top-of-the-line vehicle. They were very well equipped with power windows, bucket seats or three-in-one bench seat with folding armrests, rear folding armrests, automatic seatback release on the two-door hardtop, two-spoke rim-blow steering wheels, front fender peak moldings, and directional signal indicators.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2019
Chrysler produced a total of 15,610 examples of the New Yorker and 44,366 examples of the New Yorker Brougham.