EXCLUSIVE: 1985 Chrysler New Yorker

What Makes It Special? Rarity and condition. Button tufted leather interior, no rips no tears, all options available for this year and style of vehicle. No cracks on the dashboard a true survivor in the sense. Vinyl top holds well also. Everything works as it should and can be used as a daily driver if need be.

Body Condition: The body is in really good condition, the car has been garaged kept since new. newer paint applied a few years ago holds up well. There are two surface rust bubbles that need attention but they are very small.

Mechanical Condition: Needs a tune up and a once going over. She sat for almost two years and requires someone who knows about these 318’s to get her back into her prime. Motor runs but has old fuel in the tank, she ran well when fuel was added down the throat of the manifold. The transmission shifted fine and brakes are serviceable.

We don’t get much of a look at this Chrysler, but it looks like it could be a beauty! Be sure to message Steve via the form below to get more photos and information.

If you have a survivor parked in your barn that needs a new home, please consider listing here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $5,500
  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida
  • Mileage: 88,000
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 1C3BF66P6FX572340

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Comments

  1. Capriest

    I absolutely love these m-bodies, and this is a beautiful example, but with close to 100k, and not running tip-top this is a $3500 car at best. For over 5g’s I’d expect it to be damn close to perfect. Just not a huge market for them. If you want a boat from this era the 90 MGM that was on the other day is a better deal, and a better car with the 5.0 efi.

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  2. Jeff

    I thought that by 1984 the M-body Chrysler was called “Fifth Avenue”, and the “New Yorker” name went on as an E-body front-wheel-drive with a four cylinder. When I read the title, I was ready to spew venom, because I detested both the engine and drive layout in that car. If this is truly a 318/RWD car, it’s at least decent transportation.

    With the single image, there’s not much to go on, but isn’t this actually a Fifth Avenue, not a New Yorker?

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    • mike D

      hard to tell w/o seeing the grille work, but u are probably right, it is a 5th avemie

  3. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Rarity

  4. Booya

    My mom had one for years. Sis and I called it the “John Sununu-mobile” for some reason.

  5. Hollywood Collier

    I got burned out on looking at all those pictures!!!

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  6. George

    Oh boy, a glorified Diplomat with an upside down header panel! PD’s and cab company’s run the ‘ell out of these back in the 80’s. Their big down fall was the 318’s being overloaded with the smog crap, and being equipped with the notoriously famous vapor locking-body warping POS Carter thermoquad’s. Had an ’84 Dip with the 318 that almost caught fire from the plastic carb body warping and pissing puddles of fuel on the intake. Replaced it with a Holly, and never had another problem with the running gear. After dealing with the carb and removing the smog pump and all the other engine choking smog crap, it actually ran pretty good for having well over 200k on it.

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  7. Robert Rossi

    I just purchased an ’87 in the same color called Gunmetal Blue Pearl Coat with darker blue leather seats. Mine is an original 18,000 mile survivor with original paint in mint condition. I don’t think it’s ever seen rain. These cars are so plush!!!!

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  8. Chrysler Captain

    Yes.From 1984 till 1989 these were called Chrysler 5th Ave only.In 84 Chrysler had the front wheel drive K car derived New Yorker that they were pushing.For $5,500.00 this shouldn’t need a tune up.This should be ready to go waxed and all.Seller should clean the tank himself or expect to reduce the price substantially. I don’t even think $3,500.00 is tops in price as the seller states it’s been repainted and still has rust bubbles appearing on the body.This car isn’t a survivor. Survivors are unrestored all original untouched cars.This is just a good used repainted older car.I’d say $2,500.00 is a good price on this one.

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  9. Robert Rossi

    I took photos of the aluminum trim on this car. It’s truly amazing!! Can only post one photo

  10. Bill W

    Definitely an M body Fifth Avenue.

    The New Yorker switched to the E body (a K sedan with a 3″ longer rear floor and door) and FWD for 1983. The other E body models were the Dodge 600, Plymouth Caravelle (Canada only) and the Chrysler E Class.

    That vinyl roof comes forward to cover the quarter window in the door and is a dead giveaway that it is a Fifth Avenue. Same with the faux venting on the front fenders behind the front wheel openings.
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    • Robert Rossi

      Correct! Nowhere on my car does it say “New Yorker” . It states 5th Avenue. List’er for this car is uninformed.

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