Car: Chrysler New Yorker Town And Country Wagon
What makes it special: Chrysler’s Town & Country wagon was manufactured by from 1940 to 1942 and from 1945 to 1988. It was also available in four-door sedan, two-door hardtop with no “B” pillar, and convertible body styles from 1947 to 1950 and from 1983 to 1986. Chrysler’s Town & Country wagon was reintroduced as a four door station wagon of all steel construction in 1951. It was offered in both Windsor and New Yorker variants through the end of Windsor model production after the 1960 model year, and then in Newport and New Yorker models through 1965.
What made it famous: Both New Yorker and Newport trim level Town and Country wagons continued as 4-door hardtops through 1964, making Chrysler the last American station wagons offered in this short-lived configuration. Powertrains and standard equipment remained familiar. A 340 hp 4-barrel 413 cu.in. V8 with pushbutton Torqueflite AT, plus power steering and power brakes remained standard on the New Yorker Town and Country. The New Yorker remained unique among large American wagons, offering the option of bucket front seats with center cushion and folding armrest.
Why I would want one: Love the big 60’s wagons! The nicest feature on this car is the “hardtop-style, no-B pillar” look.
Fun fact: The 1988 model year was the last for the Chrysler Town & Country station wagon, after that and partly during 1989, the Town & Country nameplate was off the market until the 1990 model year run when Chrysler re-introduced the Town & Country nameplate as a rebadged variant Chrysler Town & Country minivan.