1954 Chrysler New Yorker SOLD

1,600 ORIGINAL MILES! CUSTOM BUILT FOR HOWARD HUGHES

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Aviation genius Howard Hughes’ 1954 Chrysler New Yorker 1954 Chrysler New Yorker originally titled to Hughes Productions, a Howard Hughes company. The New Yorker was purchased from 7000 Romain, in Hollywood, CA, where it had been sitting since Hughes last drove the car. The New Yorker, with only 1,600 miles and is in excellent condition throughout. Hughes drove the New Yorker while he stayed at his home in Miami. Hughes’ obsessive personality is evident with the alterations and additions to this personal car. Hughes, obsessed with germs, redesigned the system for air to flow through a dust trap and bacterial filter mounted in the trunk of the car. The vent and heaters were removed and firewall completely sealed. The air conditioning ducts were installed on the roof and the diffusers were changed to aircraft type. Hughes’ categorical success has made him an American legend. This car is an example of the eccentricities in his personality that have made him one of the most fascinating individuals in American history. The sister car, a 1953 Buick Roadmaster which was purchased at the same time in Hollywood, California, recently sold for $1,600,000.

Reference Number 6183

as of 1/18/2007

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Car 1954 Chrysler New Yorker
VIN C542834503 
Mileage 1,600 miles 
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