1954 Chrysler NEw Yorker
Carrera Panamericana Entrant

THE MODEL

This is the third generation of Chrysler New Yorkers and ran from 1949-1954.  In 1954, it originally had a 195hp FirePower V8 engine, with a Deluxe version offering 235hp.  They had a two-speed Powerflite automatic transmission.

THE RACE

 

The Carrera Panamericana ran from 1950 - 1954 before being cancelled due to the world-wide concern about automobile racing safety following the 1955 LeMans tragic accident.  Famous racing competitors in the race included:  Bill France, Mickey Thompson, Clay Smith, Bill Vukovich, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Carroll Shelby, Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, Phil Hill and Piero Taruffi, making it one of the most diverse races on the planet.

After it's cancelation, the race was eventually revived in 1988 and was turned into another world-class vintage events with cars of the period being highly modified to compete in this 7-day 2300+ mile event over open roads in Mexico.  A truly strenuous race for both driver and vehicle, attrition rates are extremely high.

THIS CAR

 

This car first ran the La Carrera Panamericana in 2001 where it purportedly finished first in the historic Pan-Am class.  Originally prepared by racing driver Lem Tolliver.  ­Purchased by the current owner in 2011, he raced the car to podiums in 2011, 2012 & 2013.  In 2012, it also ran the Chihuahua Express.  Since then, it has been driven on the road, other rallies and is a fan favorite at CSRG events at all of the local Northern California race tracks.  In addition, it has been shown at concours events like the Hillsborough Concours where it was a featured guest.

Important note: This car is still registered for the street! 

 

Many La Carrera Panamericana cars are titled as race cars only.  This car would make an excellent multi-day rally entrant and will turn all the heads at events like the California Mille, Colorado Grand, etc...

Race prep and maintenance has been performed by the famed restoration shop, Pit Stop Automotive. No expense has been spared on the preparation of this car.  It has been religiously maintained by the current owner and is ready to get on a track or long rally tomorrow!

 

 

CURRENT SPECS

 

ENGINE -  Stock 331 Hemi Block.  Rebuilt in 2013 with the following components:

  • JE Pistons,

  • ISKY Cam 280 degrees,

  • Nitrite-Treated Crankshaft,

  • Mechanical Lifters,

  • Adjustable Rockers,

  • Smith Bros. Push Rods,

  • Aluminum Hot Head Rods (original Cast Iron Heads come with the car),

  • Edelbrock Intake Manifold,

  • Custom-built Exhaust Headers,

  • 750 QuickFuel Carburetor with Vacuum Secondary,

  • MSD Ignition and Electronic Distributor,

  • SBC Short Water Pump,

  • AFCO Aluminum Racing Radiator,

  • Canton Racing Accusump with Electric Controlled Valve Kit,

  • Hearst Shifter,

  • 5-Speed Tremec TKO Custom Ratio Transmission,

  • New Flywheel and Clutch (November, 2021),

  • Approximately 340 HP

BRAKES & SUSPENSION

  • Completely rebuilt front and rear suspension, front and AFCO shocks,

  • Ford 9-inch rear end with floating axels,

  • Coleman lower control arm – front,

  • Reinforced rear frame and Panhard rod,

  • Front and rear sway bars,

  • Wilwood disc brakes, all-around,

  • Speedway Hydro Electric master cylinder brake system (new, 2022),

  • Aero steel wheels 15”x7” – total of 9,

  • Avon tires CR6ZZ

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Sparco Pro 2000 seats and belts (new, 2020)

  • Fire suppression system (updated 2020),

  • Full roll cage (meeting FIA and La Carrera standards),

  • 25-gallon fuel cell mounted low in trunk,

  • Window webs

 

INTERIOR

  • Original padded dash and instrument cluster,

  • Leather-covered steering wheel,

  • Original upholstery and Art Deco window cranks,

  • Racing gauges,

  • Rally racing timer,

  • Intercom system, 1 headset,

 

EXTERIOR

  • Unmodified original body and paint (except hood replacement and left front fender repainted),

  • Safety hood pins and trunk latches,

  • Original keys (that work)

 

 

SOLD!

Email ingo@genauautowerks.com

or call 415.730.5352 for more information