Even following OPEC served notice that cheap oil would no more time be a offered and notorious eco-fanatic Richard Nixon decreed a national 55 mph pace restrict, a great deal of People continued to obtain monumental coupes outfitted with major-displacement V8 engines and cubic yards of soft upholstery as the early Malaise Period ground on in the course of the center 1970s. In 1976, Ford available the Lincoln Continental Mark IV, the Mercury Marquis Brougham, and the Thunderbird. The Common experienced much too lots of this sort of cars to list below, including the Buick Electra and Olds 98 Regency Coupe. Chrysler was correct there in the battle for Broughamic supremacy that yr, with the New Yorker Brougham at the extremely major of the company’s prestige ziggurat. This is a raggedy-but-however-opulent New Yorker Brougham Coupe, discovered in a Denver car graveyard in the course of the winter.

Just look at that roomy Whorehouse Red™ interior and its pillow-topped Corinthian Leather-based break up-bench energy seats! I admire this luxury so a great deal that my band in the late 1980s recorded a hymn to the Chrysler New Yorker.

This car seems to have the $598 (about $2,750 in 2020 pounds) St. Regis selection group, which bundled a “boar-grain” padded vinyl roof and opera windows. A couple yrs later on, Dodge available a total-sized design called the St. Regis.

The New Yorker Brougham was the most high priced design available by Chrysler in 1976 (the Imperial went on hiatus for the 1976 by means of 1980 design yrs, only to return as a a great deal extra modest car). The customer of this car bought rung up for at least $7,269 (about $33,520 following inflation). 

Curb excess weight was not very as superior as this car’s imposing bulk may possibly recommend: 4,752 pounds. That is a bit a lot less than a new Dodge Durango right now.

A junkyard shopper scored the motor, which would have been a 440-cubic-inch (7.2-liter) V8 rated at a startlingly reduced 205 horsepower and all the torque in the earth (in fact, 320 lb-ft). Numbers like that demonstrate that we now stay in the Golden Age of Car or truck Engines even the foundation V6 in the present Charger tends to make 292 horsepower out of 50 % the displacement of the 440.

Even in a car this swanky, any variety of an audio program charge excess (contrast that to 2020, when even the humblest econoboxes have standard-tools Bluetooth-prepared rigs with lots of speakers). A plain previous single-speaker AM radio charge $99 ($457), although the major-of-the-line AM/FM/eight-observe established ’76 New Yorker prospective buyers back again $375 ($one,730). This is the AM/FM stereo radio, which charge $197 ($908).

Not legal for sale in California.

It would not have taken a great deal to keep this non-rusty car on the highway, but major Malaise Period luxury coupes just you should not have a great deal of an fanatic following.

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