1956 new yorker wagon
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:58 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:06 PM
Parts are available but not as much as for more common cars like Chev and Ford. It would be an expensive car to restore. But not especially valuable if you go to sell it. Just not popular with the car buying public.
However if you can find a good one that needs minimal work you can have a lot of nice drives in a unique car. I would buy one if I had the chance. It would need to be in decent shape (no major projects) with no or few parts missing. And not too many miles.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:14 AM
Hi. I am looking at a 56 new yorker wagon that I am considering as a project. It needs a few things but looks solid. I dont know much about these so I was wondering if anyone had an opinion or information on these cars. Are parts easy to get and are they worth spending money on? Thanks for any info.
rluke - did you move on the New Yorker wagon?
I have one (NFS, so don't even think about it ;-).
Happy to share firsthand info & knowledge!
PM if interested.
PS I'm buying a dry Cali car spare......for some parts
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:16 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:52 PM
I bought this at a neighbors estate auction a few weeks ago as I had always admired it. When the neighbor died I saved it from the scrappers. Although I had to pay for it.
My buddy that died would not sell anything and I bugged him about this car in his barn for at least thirty years. He told me that he drove it in there.
I do not regret buying it however I am sitting on several projects and reality has set in so decided that I will offer it up for sale.
I spent some time messing around with it when I first got it and found that with a battery most of the lights work. I got spark to it and with a squirt of gas down its throat it fired off. I fired it three times. The first time was a good surprise, so on the second try I saw that it indeed had oil pressure, on the third shot I saw that the amp gauge showed a charge. I didnt want to pull what ever is in the tank up should the fuel pump work so I quit there.
The brake pedal is stuck solid at the top. Park brake worked well enough to tow it the half mile or so home. It rolls easily.
The original 15 inch wheels are split rims with the big bolt pattern and the tires are rotted off. I had a set of regular rims with the right bolt pattern (Imperial) and some good 15 inch take offs, so when I put it in the warehouse it would be sitting on air at least. I noticed that once I parked it in the warehouse the radiator, or hose or some other escape route for collant opened up and let some antifreeze out. Its in the front so probably an old rotten hose. (didnt really look, just noticed the puddle)
. I had to jump thru a couple of hoops to get the title, however it is now in my name with a perminent Oregon registration.
Its an old Grey Line Limo. Some rust, but complete less two original hub caps. and maybe some small items but certianly restorable. Or since it should run and drive with the barke job and some fuel tank cleaning one could enjoy it as a survivor.
I want $4000 for it.
I am always into trades if you have something that lights my fire.
For those that might be interested in owning this I can send a bunch of photos, email me at email@example.com
Edited by JACK M, 15 November 2012 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:12 PM
1931 Dodge Brothers DH6 business coupe w/ wire wheels
1931 Dodge Brothers DH6 business coupe w/ wood wheels (my 1st car and still have it)
and visions of my past old cars....
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:27 PM
I hate to sell this, as I have always wanted it and will probably be kicking myself when it goes.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:20 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
With my tape measure I am seeing a 199 inch w/b and 24 ft overall.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:16 PM
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:03 PM
Until she got her license. Then it was OK to drive around in.
I told her that everbodys first car should weigh over 3000 pounds. So all four daughters first cars were tanks.
Crap, none of them got the bug and they drive Hondas and Nissans, I guess I dont know them anymore.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:22 AM
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