Walking to my car, I took a quick shot of this rather clean 1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue by sunset. It was only later that I realized there was also a Newport photobombing the picture. An odd coincidence?
In case you couldn’t spot the sneaky “Newport”.
Curbside Classic: 1991 Chrysler New Yorker
Curbside Classic: 1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue
Curbside Classic: 1992 Chrysler New Yorker Salon
The “Newport” was a pack of cigarettes. Someone who smokes probably dropped it by mistake either as he was leaving the New Yorker to do some shopping, or perhaps the Newport was dropped there long before the New Yorker was parked.
Newport used to be my brand of ciggies before I quit ten years ago.
Ah! Ok. Since I’ve never smoked, I’ve never understood the addiction to them.
Me neither, waste of money, the air and people’s lives.
No thanks, rather put that money in my gas tank or for goodies towards my cars… Or a nice meal for me and my girl. 😉
My feelings *exactly!* Even if I could afford the money to buy cigarettes, there are other things I’d *rather* be spending money on.
Ha ha! Sharp eye Brendan!
I miss New England. Wish I were back in Gloucester. :/
Nice pic Brendan. It’s striking, how boxy and out of place this exterior design looks today. I never liked this GM-like styling direction when new. No wonder the replacement LH version looked so spectacular, compared to these.
Someone left a dog in the car! Bust the window out!
Cool picture and clever too, Brendan!
I’ve always been a fan of these cars. I think they looked elegant and were a good buy when they were new in comparison to other luxury sedans. The people that I knew that owned them all seemed to like them a lot, too.
Are you a fan of Jay Ward?
The guy who came up with Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the original George Of The Jungle. The awfulness of his puns is legendary.
Still don’t get the Jay Ward reference.
have a soft spot for these…..cant understand why anyone would want an imperial over this car
3 advantages the New Yorker (1983-1993) has over the Imperial (1990-1993)
a) available moonroof
b) available alloy rims
c) headrests for rear passengers…depending on year/trim
….and a much nicer interior with those loose-cushion velour or leather seats and more realistic burled-walnut woodgrain. Looked better on the outside too.
I think only the ’88 had headrests (meaning the stretched 5th Avenue never had them). I don’t understand why they were dropped – maybe buyers of these weren’t yet used to their rear visibility being blocked by headrests.
I think some of the earlier 1980s ones had headrests (turbo 4 cylinders)
If the car was a bit wider it would be more in proportion and look much better. I was always a fan of these Chrysler cars.
Back in 1991, I was car shopping at Reedmans, in Longhorne PA For anyone not familiar with this dealership, they used to have about 14 different brands of cars all under one roof in a showroom that was out in 1970’s elegant décor. I’m talking flocked black and gold wallpaper, big brass and crystal chandeliers, deep pile carpeting, etc.T But the best part of the dealership was the test track. You were able to test drive any of the cars they had, by yourself, along the test track which was behind the huge building
That day I drove all the variations of the K cars I wanted. I started with a base model Plymouth Acclaim, worked my way up to the Chrysler New Yorker 5th Avenue, just like the subject car.
I ended up leaving that day with a band new 1991 Dodge Spirit ES, white with grey interior and every option.
My second choice was the New Yorker 5th Avenue, but the white snowflake wheels the Spirit ES did it for me.
BTW, I didn’t win the TV that week! (when you walked in Reedman’s, they had a big sign about a weekly raffle to win a TV)
Loved the Spirit ES… one of the best cars I ever owned.
How could they call this a New Yorker? The last “real” NYER s were the full size `78s, or better still, just look at that gorgeous `65 NYER. These are the real deals, not another stretched K Car variant.
Not a real Chrysler to me, the 300 we had the other is the real deal to me even the Valiants I liked so much years ago were nicer than these ‘K’ cars which come in multitudinous flavours, When it says Chrysler on the front I expect more substance behind the badge sorry but thats how it is.
As a nonsmoker I never would have picked out those cigs. Even after it was pointed out, I thought for the first ten seconds it must be a Hot Wheels car or something.
We used to call these “John Sununu-Mobiles.” I don’t really recall why.