Thursday, May 24, 2018
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My Favorite Car: '83 Chrysler, Philip K. Caltagirone, 73, Belleair

'83 Chrysler

While my family and I were living in Europe, I ordered this 1983 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue to be delivered there. Our 7-year-old daughter named the car "Crystal" because of the crystal pentastar ornament. We traveled in comfort and in style to many exciting places throughout the continent. Upon seeing such a uniquely styled American car, admirers often expressed their appreciation to me. When Ebert Automobile of Daimler-Chrysler had its grand opening in Weinheim, Germany, the service manager asked if I would permit "Crystal" to be showcased as a Chrysler product. Needless to say, I was pleased and honored. In 2001, I had this car shipped back to the United States. After 30 years of great service, she continues to give us driving pleasure.

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