When you are developing your personal style over time, you come to certain conclusions. You look around, and you see people wearing the latest fashions, and if you ever go to the mall, you see countless duplications of the same things. Is that really personal style, wearing something that thousands of other people are wearing?
This kind of thing can enter the picture when you are talking about the car that you drive. Yes, the “latest thing” can be appealing, but lots of other people are also driving the latest thing. In fact, to be honest, I have a 2014 Camaro, and I see a mirror image of my own car driving past me all the time.
Since I live in Las Vegas, because of the above I’m thinking about going to Count’s Kustoms to get a paint job that will distinguish my car from the pack. Plus, I recently wrote about the fact that the Camaro is getting a makeover, so in a few years the body style that I have will be a little less common.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let me get to the point of this post. When you want to express yourself in an automotive sense, you really cannot go wrong with a classic car. If you identify an aging beauty and keep it alive, you can get the thing restored, and all of a sudden you and your ride are turning heads, because you are driving something that nobody ever sees.
There are many different models that people typically restore, but today I saw a car that you could potentially overlook. It was a Chrysler New Yorker, and this particular specimen was from the eighties when the car was not all that, but I can remember the model from the mid-seventies that looked kind of like an old school Lincoln Continental.
After doing some research, the New Yorkers from the 1950s, which was before my time, are very, very cool. Back in 1954, you could get a New Yorker DeLuxe with a FirePower Hemi V-8 that was rated at 235 horse power for just $3400. The 235 horses may not sound like a lot by today standards, but back then, it was something very special.
The Chrysler New Yorker may or may not be your thing, but you get the idea. When you go classic, you go unique, and you make a statement that no one else can duplicate.