LIMA — The Chrysler New Yorker Broughams were the epitome of 1970s luxury. They were loaded to the hilt, and a 1976-1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham could cost more than $10,000 new. The Chrysler New Yorker Brougham was virtually put into the defunct Chrysler Imperial skin, which was Chrysler's luxury car prior to 1976. The New Yorker Brougham brought back the styling of an earlier time. Chrysler was competing with Cadillac and Lincoln for the top spot in the luxury class. The inside was “ritzy,” with rich Corinthian leather and options not found on most models in the 70's. The car was gigantic at 232.7 inches in length.
Dan Simmons, of Lima, brought his 1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham to The Lima News' Real Wheels Cruise-In. This car brings back memories of a time when the price of gas wasn't the first concern when taking the car out. This Chrysler New Yorker Brougham is a class act.