Cars are the quintessential symbol of American independence and have been around for generations. It all started with the classic Model Ts that were built by the Ford Motor Company, which were rare and only seen among the best of the upper class in their time. Classic car lovers are from all corners of the world, and custom car shows are seen almost anywhere auto enthusiasts roam. Imagine driving a bigger car than what you see today, something that encompasses you in a hard shell of protective metal. Think the 1953 Chrysler New Yorker, a car worthy of cruising in. Driving down the street in it as you proceed to the town’s annual car show gives you that time-honored feeling of power and a keen sense of history. The 1953 Chrysler New Yorker was considered a luxury car for its time, which put it well ahead of the era in which it was conceived. It was custom built with a single piece windshield and rear fenders that were made as part of the basic design for your protection. Perhaps what might be unknown as far as Chryslers of that era are concerned are some of the features they happen to share with most twenty-first century models. Consider the fact that we can now enjoy the easy convenience of modern GPS technology to get us from Point A to Point B. The 1950s Chryslers had the Iter Avto, which was its rightful ancestor and could fit snugly onto the car’s dashboard with the same relative ease as your cell phone. The only difference was that the Iter Avto had no wireless connections and relied on rolls of receipt paper, so you had to bring plenty of them along if you planned a lengthy road trip. But it wasn’t really these features that would have made the 1953 Chrysler New Yorker stand out as the luxury car of its time. The plush, comfortable interior and the strong exterior have made it one to stand out in car parades across the country, even today. Some even came built with a snack bar right inside the glove compartment where drinks and other edible items were stashed to fight hunger on lengthy commutes. Either way, combining the practical with the aesthetic qualities made the New Yorker a smooth, balanced ride.