Sunday, June 19, 2016

1941 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible by Brooklin Models

1941 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible by Brooklin Models

Art Deco styling

1941 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible and 1937 Lincoln Le Baron Convertible Sedan

The Chrysler New Yorker is an automobile model which was produced by Chrysler from 1940 to 1996, serving for several years as the brand's flagship model. The New Yorker name helped define the Chrysler brand as a maker of upscale models priced and equipped above mainstream brands like Ford, Chevrolet/Pontiac, and Dodge/Plymouth, but below full luxury brands like Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. During the New Yorker's tenure, it competed against upper level models from Buick, Oldsmobile and Mercury.
Chrysler’s signature sporting open car for 1941 was the New Yorker Convertible, of which production was limited to only 1,295 units.  This model had a base price of $1,548, which put it at the upper-end of the medium priced cars of the day. Like all 1941 Chryslers, styling was quite dramatic.
Art Deco styling was the theme of this cars design, where streamlining was paramount. and this release in Brooklin’s  series makes it easy to see why. Steeply-raked vee windshields were complemented by sharply pointed hoods. Grilles blended into the bodywork’s sculpted fenders with bright beltline moldings and chrome parking light housings atop the front fenders. The grille consisted of five horizontal chrome bars which wrapped around the front, reaching all the way to the leading edge of the front wheelhouses. Legible relief-cast Chrysler script is painted over, but everything else is here - lot of chrome-plated pieces, matt black stone guards and wide whitewall tires.
Brooklin model is a 1941 Chrysler New Yorker convertible finished in Tacoma Cream with a black convertible top.

 Manufacturer: Brooklin Models
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 2000 - 2005
 Part Number: BRK 085
 Material: White Metal
 Rating: 9/10