Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Doctor Ordered Sale: 1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

If you surf craigslist on a regular basis, you've probably seen everything. People claiming all kinds of stuff that clearly isn't true (this is one of one) and then random threats director at strangers (if nobody buys it, I'm going to polish the headlights and then double the price)...but this next advert has something I've never seen before...a seller who claims he is dying and needs to dispose of his car collection in a "pre-death" estate sale so his next of kin doesn't have to bother...and while I respect the sentiment, I'm kinda horrified.  Not horrified enough to NOT post this...but wow. Find this 1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham offered for $5400 in Live Oaks, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:
1977 Chrysler imperial
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 48000
paint color: blue
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe
My Doctor told me I do not have long to live.
I do not want to leave my family with the obligation to dispose of my Vintage Auto Collection.
I am in very bad health forced to see my vintage auto collection, 1977 CHRYSLER, BROUGHAM, St REGIS, 2 door 38,000 miles I am in very bad health and selling my vintage auto collection.,
No Rust or dents

1977 Chrysler Brougham, St Regis, 68,000 miles

I have many more photos I will send if requested.

41 Years Old.

Which entitles you to cheap license plates & very low insurance rate.

‘’ NO SIGNS of R U S T ’’

68,000 ORIGINAL MILES, Runs and drives.

Car is drivable.

Clean Florida title.

440 and automatic * MATCHING NUMBERS.

Good exhaust.

Newer vinyl roof. No bad spots, warn spots, rips or tears.

Note: See Photos.
No rust undercarriage.

Recent new parts. 3 months old.

1. New 4 barrel Edlebrock carburetor & gaskets.

2. New distributor and electronic ignition module.

The original Lean Burn Carburetor, distributor, and Ignition Module included with this car.

Battery with guarantee.

Air Conditioning new parts:
1. Compressor
2. Filter dryer
3. Belts
4. Pump oil
5. Converted to modern Freon
I have the receipts.

50 miles: since Oil change and filter, Fuel filter , Anti freeze.

1. Glass has no distortion because of inside storage.
2. Interior shows minor wear and aging.
3. Spare tire, jack, jack stand base,
4. handle, tie down
J-hook & wing nut, and carpeted cover are all with the car.
5. New trunk carpet.
7. The motor is complete with air original cleaner. Needs some minor cleaning and detailing.
8. Brakes work without pulling.
9. The car’s paint is presentable but not perfect.
10. The dash pad, door panels and headliner are good.
11. Battery is less than 1 year old.
12. The alternator is working.
13. Owner’s Manual is in the glove box.

Please note:
Paint needs a buff & wax job.
The tire mounted on the spare tire is bad.
The good:
1. 440 and automatic * matching numbers.
3. Vinyl roof is newer with no signs of aging or wear.
6. Car runs and drives, and starts right up.
7. Headlight doors open and close correctly.
8. No rust undercarriage. See Photos.
9. No rust body.
10. No dent body.
10. The trunk compartment has no rust.
12. I have a clean Florida title.
13. Original Owner Manual included.
14. Original Bumper Jack is included.

I have additional photos I will send if requested.

I will help your shipper get this car to you.

 See a better way to drive a classic?


  1. Sheez these things were massive 2-doors, as so many were. Something about this size of a coupe has always been cool to me. It just needs to be black, lowered and with a set of steel wheels...

    1. Steelies make (nearly) every car cooler, don’t they.

      Just an observation, but this seller spent quite a bit of their limited remaining time on authoring this description. Which is quite considerate of them, given what they could otherwise be doing instead.

  2. His 1966 Oldsmobile 442 looks more inviting to me.

    1. It's nice - you take the 442 and save me the 58 Impala...


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