1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 2-Door Hardtop

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Technical specifications

Model:New Yorker
Type:2-Door Hardtop
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:440 - 4 Barrell V-8 (7.2 liter)
Number of Cylinders:8
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Up for sale is my 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 2-Door Hardtop. This is a true hardtop, with rear windows that lower completely and no "B" pillar. This makes the car very rare. Chrysler made a little under 10,000 two-door New Yorkers in 1976, but most of these were ordered with the "St. Regis" roof option, which added a padded half-vinyl roof and replaced the rear windows with fixed opera windows. This made the car a coupe, not a true hardtop, and quite frankly the car looked like it was wearing a football helmet (apologies to those who like this look). Mine is without this option, leaving it with a full vinyl top (in excellent shape!) and roll-down power rear windows.
I'm the second owner, having bought it from the original owner in 2003. It has always been garaged. No rust ever. It is in original condition with the exception of the paint on the hood and trunk. In 1977, an inept thief tried to break into the trunk and engine compartment using a crow bar. He only managed to mangle the hood and trunk lid. It was fixed by the dealership using lead solder and was resprayed. To be honest, the paint on the trunk and hood look better than the rest of the paint. Car has never been wrecked or repainted since. It has 59,600 original miles. The title is clear.
The car comes with power windows, locks, driver's seat, brakes, steering and antenna. It also has cruise control, rear defroster, limited-slip differential, air conditioning (converted to R134, blows cold), dealer installed AM/FM radio with 40-channel CB, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Corinthian leather seats (no rips or cracks), chronometer clock (keeps great time), a smooth-running 440 cubic inch V-8 with a 4-bbl carb (no lean-burn system), dual exhaust (aluminized pipes) with NO Catalytic converter and a cross-over pipe (all perfectly legal), 3-speed 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, new tires (Kelly Navigator Gold), and 3-speed wipers.
I've posted 9 videos of the car on my Flickr page. Here's the clickable link to the main page. The videos are in order right at the top. Try not to laugh when my camera falls over
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EVERYTHING WORKS! This car has zero functionality issues. The radio, clock, cruise, windows, locks, CB radio, A/C and everything else works perfectly. The car starts right up and runs like a dream. No hesitation or stalling. The car was special-ordered with dual exhausts and no catalytic converters (you could still do that in '76). I had the exhaust replaced with all new aluminized pipes and stock mufflers, plus I had them add a crossover pipe to better equalize the exhaust pressure. I then had the car tuned by race car builder Owen Chester to run best on 93 octane gas. If you prefer lower octane, you can easily retard the timing a bit to compensate. The 440 engine is strong and smooth. It rides quietly and smoothly even at highway speeds. The transmission was recently serviced, the fluid changed and the screen cleaned. All the bands were adjusted and the tech said it all looks great. The shocks have also been replaced with KYB shocks, which give a better ride and better handling. I've also replaced the alternator, voltage regulator, battery, field and load relay, and the tire rims (the originals were slightly out of round). I also had the drive shaft rebuilt and balanced and the u-joints replaced. The A/C was just converted to R134. It blows cold air, though not as cold as when it had R12. The price you pay for a better environment, I guess.
Now the bad, or the not so great. The paint is 39 years old. It still shines very nicely, but it has lots of flaws. There are cracks and chips, a couple of very small door dings, and the body-side molding has fallen off and is now stored in the trunk. When the car was broken into, the original owner had the dealership plate over the outside key latch for the trunk, hoping it would discourage others from trying to break in. The trunk can now only be opened with the remote release in the glove box. Sometimes it sticks and you need a second person to push on the trunk to release it. It isn't convenient, but it still works. You're not buying this thing to store stuff in the trunk anyway, are you?
It's difficult to see the paint's flaws in the pictures. I've included one close-up shot showing some of the cracks. From 20 feet away it looks perfect, but you can't expect a 38-year old paint job to be without a blemish or two.
The front seats have custom-designed seat covers that are not easy to remove. I've included a picture I took just before I put the seat covers on so you can see the leather is in good shape. The rest of the interior is excellent. The headliner and rear seats look new. The dash has no cracks or worn spots. Only the silver paint used on the trim around the dash has some areas where it is faded, but that's it.
The car also comes with the official Chrysler Electrical Manual and Body Shop Manual. Together these two books list all the parts for the car. They also have procedures for diagnosing virtually any problem you may encounter. I've found these books to be absolutely essential. The original owner's manual and a 1977 book of CB radio slang are also included. There are a few spare fuses and light bulbs as well.
The car is in Valdese, NC. It's about 12 miles west of Hickory, or about 60 miles northwest of Charlotte, or about 50 miles east of Asheville. I'm just off I-40. If interested, please call (828)874-5208 or (828)390-1438 to arrange a time, or you can send me a message through ebay. Due to the incredible number of scams out there, ABSOLUTELY NO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS! Any messages, emails or texts from overseas callers will be ignored and blocked.
Also, because my credit union has informed me that fraudulent cashier's checks and money orders are common nowadays, only cash will be accepted on the day of the sale. We'll make the transaction at my credit union, under the watchful eye of security cameras, and they'll verify the money is not counterfeit and notarize the title for you (no charge). If you must pay by any type of check, there will be a delay in picking up the car until the check clears the bank on which it was drawn. Sorry, but that's the world we live in now. PayPal will not be accepted for deposit or payment. If you cannot pick up the car immediately, I'll be happy to leave it in my garage for awhile, provided you have paid in full.
Thanks for looking. Please contact me with any questions.

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