Cars of Coolhaven

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Chrysler New Yorker (1974-75)

March 22nd, 2009 by Rolph · No Comments

Talk about a car that has been around for ages… It is actually the longest running car name ever! Everybody knows the ‘town & Country’ versions with the wooden side panelling.The New Yorker has been around since 1939, and has always been in the top range of Chrysler’s models.

New for 1974 across the board was a collapsible steering column, side door impact beams, a new hydraulic impact-absorbing bumper system, a coolant reserve system (that avoided having antifreeze splashing wastefully onto the roads, and made it easier to check coolant levels), and color-keyed seat belts with a starter interlock (this last item was used only in 1974!). The fuse box now swung down from the dash for easier access, and a tilt – telescope steering column was made available. A larger, molded dash panel liner covered more than three times the area of past liners, cutting back on noise.

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