Chrysler New Yorker

In 1955, Chrysler did away with the previous and generic "lead sled" design of the 1940s with a new sedan that borrowed styling cues from the custom 1952 Imperial Parade Phaeton.

The result would become an ongoing trend for increasing engine output throughout the next two decades with Chrysler and its rival competitors. The Powerflite transmission was controlled by a lever on the instrument panel.

The series was called New Yorker DeLuxe with the base New Yorker dropped. The club coupe was dropped being replaced by the Newport two door hardtop. A new higher priced St.Regis two door hardtop filled the spot of the former Newport. The sedan, convertible and Town & Country wagon were still offered.

Source:  Wikipedia, 2011

Gallery: Chrysler New Yorker