Last updated Sep 6, 2009
Found her in Tallahassee FL.. a bit neglected.. rocker and surface rust, seats gnawed on by rodents, no dash-pad at all, top would not go down..etc.
Good news... the engine ran like a champ..
drove her the 1200 miles home in 2 days, during one of the coldest winters on record.. never had a problem getting her started (even with single digit temps in Illinois)
since getting her home my son and I have done the upholstery, got the top working, installed a new dash-pad, sanded and touched up the paint, and front suspension overhaul.. still lots more to do.. but she starting to look young again ;)
361 ci 2bbl - 270 hp
Curb weight: 3780 lbs.
Wheel base: 122 inches
Overall Length: 214.9 inches
Mileage: 18mpg city 22mpg Highway
Base price: $3,399
Number of '62 convertibles built: 2,051
Note: 1962 New Yorker 4 door (upgraded Newport) won the Mobil Gas Economy Run (luxury class) with slightly better than 18mpg
Variable speed wipers
so far only added some chrome smoothies, and whitewall radial tires
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