The New Yorker Deluxe St. Regis was introduced in 1955 as a luxury hardtop coupe for the American well-to-do buyers. Under the heading of "The 100 million dollar look" or "America’s most smartly different car" it was published in every car magazine. Named after the most luxurious hotel in the world , the St. Regis in New York, the two-door coupe impressed with its absolutely breathtaking design, the gigantic dimensions and with its Hemi V8 engine, which was already able to produce 250 HP in 1955. It was very, very good for that time.
According to the Chrysler Heritage Certificate we received, the coupe offered here was produced on 03.03.1955 and delivered to the dealer Charles French Motors in San Francisco. The delivery color was the two-tone Desert Sand / Navajo Orange. The handover to the married couple John and Majorje D took place on March 18, 1955. The documents of the time are still available. John died in 1962 and his wife drove this St. Regis until 1971 (mileage approx. 70,000). Then an automatic transmission problem prevented further trips and Majorje parked this coupe in her garage and bought a Ford Mustang. Majorje D. died in 2007 and her son Robert took over this car. He could not decide whether to restore it and in the end it was sold to its last owner in Germany in 2012. The latter imported the Chrysler and had it completely restored with the help of various specialist workshops. In 2014, the completely documented restoration (including countless invoices) was completed and transferred to the collection of the German owner. A few thousand kilometers have been driven since the restoration, with the New Yorker proving itself as a reliable travel companion. After lengthy negotiations, we were finally able to acquire this exceptional, fantastically documented coupé and we now offer it here.
The history of this Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis hardtop coupé is complete including
• Original dealer's report of sale and application for registration 1955
• Chrysler Production Report and Certificate
• Chrysler production card
• Various original insurance certificates from the 1960s and 1970s
• Original operating instructions
• Original service certificate and guarantee card stamped up to 3000 miles!
• Original license plate
The technique, the body and the interior are flawless. A total of five chrome parts show delicate traces of patina. The engine starts immediately, the transmission shifts smoothly, the power steering is a wonderful support. The murmur of this magnificent V8 gets under your skin.