It’s 1954 and you’ve just woken up to the sound of the paper hitting the front door. You can smell the coffee and you can hear the car in the driveway. Things were a bit more simple and they felt less heavy, and things looked brighter. Maybe your favorite radio program was still airing, and maybe you had a television set to add on. You’d walk down the stairs to hear the idling in the driveway, you’d peek out the side window and see it: the 1953 Chrysler New Yorker. The sun would beat off the silver trim and the rounded yet angular features would glisten. Life was good.

There’s a good reason why people still go to classic car shows and why they still collect classic cars and other automotive goodies related to yesterday’s beauties. These cars were built with style and they were built to last, and the perfect example of that is the New Yorker. This car was different from others before it, it saw a redesign on taillights, it featured a less-bulky look with a reduced wheelbase size, and it offered wire wheels as an option. Further, we saw a one-piece curved windshield and new pull-style door handles. These cars were nice, and if you got the convertible deluxe, only 950 were even made.

The 1953 Chrysler New Yorker looked better than the others, and it still does. This is why the car remains on the classic car circuit. It is often the classic car everyone thinks of, with smooth features and classic shine. This car offers a comforting glimpse into yesterday and boasts something that other classic cars cannot. The New Yorker boasts history and a sort of shiny unique pride. There wasn’t another car quite like it, and it seems as if there never will be again.