Pick of the Day: 1954 Chrysler station wagon from Harrah Collection

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1954 Chrysler
Pick of the Day is this 1954 Chrysler New Yorker station wagon being advertised by a dealer in Chicago

The Pick of the Day is a 1954 Chrysler New Yorker station wagon that was part of the famed William Harrah Collection according to the Chicago-based dealer advertising the vehicle on ClassicCars.com.

“Reintroduced as a highly versatile all-steel station wagon for 1951, Chrysler’s Town & Country was offered in a choice of Windsor or New Yorker trim and appointments,” the dealer notes. 

“A generous 125.5-inch wheelbase chassis provided plenty of passenger room and cargo space. Styling was essentially unchanged through 1954 and these upscale station wagons remain highly collectible and enjoyable icons of 1950s Americana today.”

The dealer notes that this wagon was sold new in Glendale, California, and at some point found itself in Harrah’s acclaimed collection. 

“Colors are excellent, with a refinish in original Pebble Beige and Topaz Tan over luxurious two-tone leather and suede upholstery,” the dealer points out. 

“Ready to deliver an outstanding experience, this Town & Country features a rebuilt drivetrain, suspension and steering gear. Ample power is delivered by a meticulously restored 331 Hemi V8 engine equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor and breathing out through a new dual exhaust system. 

“A PowerFlite automatic transmission, power brakes and power steering ensure comfortable and enjoyable cruising, along with an original radio and deluxe heater. 

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“Original mahogany cargo decking and chrome wire wheels with new wide whitewall tires provide additional distinction.”

According to the Standard Catalog of American Cars, Chrysler produced only 1,100 of its Town & Country New Yorker station wagons for the 1954 model year, the last year for this chassis and body.

The dealer adds that the wagon has been driven little more than 85,000 miles since new. The Chrysler is offered for $56,000. 

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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