Silver-York Motor Corporation

Welcome to the new home of Silver-York. Here we will be presenting our Silver-Yorks across all eras, as well as presenting to you our esteemed history, and of course our promising future!

This is an ongoing project, so please do feel free to visit again.

〜 The History of Silver-York 〜

Silver-York was founded by Kingsley J. York and the French American born Joseph Toussaint in Kingsley’s hometown of Albany, NY in 1904.

Kingsley had been an industrialist all his life, born into an industrial family who were heavily involved in the local industrial boom in Albany during the mid-1800s. After a number of years working his way up through different industries, Kingsley founded the York Cycle Company in 1895.

Several years later, and the York Cycle Company had grown with mild success, selling well in the local region.
Brougham of Albany (founded 1876 by Joseph Toussaint) was a very successful coach-building company, famous for their landau, and its English inspired Brougham carriages. It was its particular success in Brougham carriages that inspired the design firms name.

In the late 1890s, Kingsley was fascinated by the new automobile industry that was booming in the US. With hopes to get involved, Kingsley attended New York motor show, and met Joseph. The two kept in touch. And when Joseph brought up that Brougham of Albany was struggling due to the change in wants, the discussions turned to launch a luxury car brand - using Kingsley’s engineering and industry knowledge, combined with Joseph’s design flare and class.

The pair launched Silver-York Automobile, with the newly rebranded Brougham Body Division, which together formed the Silver-York Albany Motor Company (later rebranded to just Silver-York Automobile Company).

After spending two years in development, Silver-York’s first automobile was unveiled: the 1906 Silver-York Series 1 11-Horsepower. Just one year later in 1907 the Series 2 was released at the New York international auto show featuring a tonneau, limousine, and touring body style.

Silver-York saw continued success, and over the next 5 years became an established and recognised American luxury car brand winning many awards worldwide for its creations.

In 1912, Silver-York began a mass expansion of its engine line-up and just two years later became one of the first automobile brands to introduce a v8.

In 1918, Kinglsley realised that for true success Silver-York would need to be able to take on the more mainstream car companies - allowing it to capitalise on the full breadth of the automobile market.

Searching for a short while, Kingsley came across the Nomad Motor Group based toward Buffalo at the north west of the state. A group of several localised regular automobile companies that had gained little success over the past decade, Nomad offered a reliable and affordable package but had been overshadowed by more well-known companies.

Kingsley approached the Nomad group whose current owner - Floyd A Grayson - was a true American industrialist. A mutually beneficial deal was drawn up, and Silver-York took ownership of Nomad at the end of November 1919 thus forming The Silver-York Motor Corporation - proving that not only could Silver-York produce fantastic luxury automobiles but it could also evolve and move with the times.

Through the 20s, Silver-York expanded and became a worldwide icon in luxury.

In 1929, the 66 year old Kingsley was forced to step down due to health issues (and his son’s demands…) Kingsley Jr was confident he could do a better job than his ageing father, who he felt had lost his touch with the industry.

With their expansion Silver-York knew that it must keep up with the booming cylinder race within the luxury market, and so through the 30s, their engines became bigger and more stately.

In 1929, Silver York brought their V12 line of engines to the market, and just one year later, introduced their v16s — being one of the few brands ever to pioneer a v16 engine.

In 1932, Kingsley Sr managed to discretely wrestle control over a small division of designers and engineers within Silver-York and issued them a brief: “design a Silver-York that proves not only are we the best, but that we are the standard.”

The project was kept a closely guarded secret until 1935, when the results of their efforts - the Silver-York Teleiótita was unveiled. Two were crafted: the Rouge Teleiótita, and the Neptune Teleiótita. The Teleiótita became an instant art deco icon, and remained iconic for many years to come.

~~ MORE TO COME ~~

〜 Catalogue 〜

We at Silver-York understand the importance of our past, present, and future selves, so we present to you our exquisite collection of Silver-York vehicles compiled into a catalogue for your easy viewing.

Sedans

1953
49S

1960
Sovereign

1971
Forty Nine Series

1977
Sovereign

1984
Sovereign

1956
Sovereign

1965
Sovereign Sedan

1975
Sovereign

1984
Forty Nine

1996
Sovereign

1954
Sovereign

1961
Sovereign

1975
Forty Nine Series

1980
Sovereign

1990
Forty Nine

Personal Luxury Cars

1965
Sovereign Coupe

1984
Coupe'Sovereign

1978
Margrave

1975
Coupe'Sovereign

Coupes

1960
Basilinna

1991
Accolade

1989
Accolade

1985
Accolade

SUVs

1982
Sacramento

Limited Production

1935
Rouge-Teleiótita

1975
Greenhorn

1975
PEXP Presidential Limousine

1986
Accolade · Zacspeed Edition

1941
Custom Limousine "Baroness"

1978
Margrave Signature

Concepts

1972
Personal Luxury Vision

1984
Sovereign Spander

〜 Current Range 〜

Standard Series

2021
CSL

2021
Senator

2021
Caeser

2021
Commissioner

2021
Precinct

2021
Margrave

2021
Chanyu (CDM)

2021
Sovereign

Signature Series

2021
Precinct Signature Series

2021
Margrave Signature Series

2021
Sovereign ALM

2021
Senator Signature Series

2021
Commissioner Signature Series

2021
Sovereign Signature Series

Brougham Specification

2021
Brougham-Senator

2021
Brougham-Sovereign

2021
Brougham-Margrave

2021
Brougham-Grandeur

Special

2020
Fántasma

.

47 Likes

Remaking the entire Silver-York company thread may well prove to be the best decision you have ever made. I expect it to be better organized now, especially with a catalogue of the company’s historic lineup now included in the OP.

2 Likes

@abg7 Yea it was something I have been meaning to get round to do for a short while now, its gonna be a big WIP but I really think that Silver-York deserves something to show it off. And the old thread was a mish-mash of odd projects and old projects that had been designed etc. The next stage that is coming is presenting the “current lineup” and then getting round to individual posts, fleshing out the lore in more detail and the past lineup. But there’s plenty of cars here that have never seen the forums.

5 Likes

I’ve never been more shocked…just by the presentation of a company before like I have with Silver-York…

1 Like

Silver-York is proud to be attending the 41st Detroit Auto Show, this year at the Cobo hall! It's 1960 and things are only getting bolder!


Silver-York Motor Corporation welcomes you to its 41st time arriving here, the only time absent was during the Second World War when we, as a great American company, helped provide military equipment and develop technology that is seen today in our current new fabulous range.

We at Silver-York have been committed to providing the greatest in luxury for over 50 years. Over these 50 years we have given the world numerous firsts over our lifetime. We continue to provide our innovation and desire to succeed and deliver to the patrons of luxury a product that not only provides them the essence of luxury but also a product that people aspire to own.
Nothing does quite resemble success like the name “Silver-York”. So for 1960 we have endured engineering boundaries to push forward and provide only the best to the American people so for 1960 Silver-York brings to you the 1960 Silver-York Brougham Forty-Nine

1960 SILVER-YORK BROUGHAM FORTY-NINE

On Silver-Yorks Standard of the World Stage stands the new Brougham flagship model presented by the ladies of America

The 1960 Brougham Forty-Nine grows bigger, bolder, brasher and only embodying Silver-Yorks standard of forever being America’s choice in luxury. For 1960 the Brougham Forty-Nine grows bigger, sitting on a longer 131" wheelbase allowing the car to appear sleeker, bolder and most importantly provide a far superior ride style for the man who knows what luxury means in a car. The most important progression for this car is the utilization of our Albany manufacturing site so Silver-York are proud to announce that the Brougham Forty-Nine will be built by Brougham of Albany, meaning this great limousine becomes a Hand Built beauty, with a body designed by Infanti S.P.A in Italy and hand craftsman ship of pure United States engineering standard.
The Brougham Forty-Nine comes with Silver-Yorks award-winning Big Block V8, this time improved by being handcrafted this great motor puts out 360HP (gross) and accelerates the car smoothly and comfortably.

The Brougham Forty-Nine is completely yours and can be customised to however you see fit with over 48 exterior colours including your choice of stainless steel or real leather roof, and 25 different leather choices ranging from bison to genuine ostrich leather. With every bell and whistle available as standard this Brougham product comes with self-leveling air suspension, memory electric seats, fully automatic air conditioning, Cyclone Cruise Control and so much more.

The Silver-York Brougham Forty Nine has a price of $13,400

For 1960 Silver-York brings the world the redesigned Sovereign sedan, as per usual available in a Sedan (pictured), Hardtop sedan as well as a brand new 2dr coupe model. The Sovereign for this year makes use of our Award Winning Big-Block V8. The same engine used in the Brougham Forty-Nine model, this engine is a proven powerplant for our luxury products, and we have continued to improve it over the course of several years.
The Sovereign has proven its self over over the last 6 years since we launched the new model in 1954 for our 50th anniversary since then the car has become our best selling model, something we are proud of, it really is the definition of “forever America’s choice in luxury”. And with this, the new 1960 model grows bigger, bolder, stronger, and ever more symbolic of this statement. The most distinct part of this year’s redesign is the double-eagle tailfins, that have grown bigger. Something you know will bring attention to the car!

Also for 1960, we have redesigned the Margrave to match the styling of the all-new Forty-Nine, bringing together the full Brougham range. the Margrave is improved in its standards of the definition of Personal Luxury. If you want to drive yourself around in luxury, style, elegance then this is the car for you. (Not pictured)

And finally, we have the jewel in the performance crown, the Silver-York Basilinna. A hand-built using innovative aluminum crafts work. the Basilinna inspired by the grand sports cars of the European brands. offers performance but with the Silver-York craftmanship. Powered by our Small Block 345 V8 the Basilinna produces 270HP (net) power the car to 0-60 in under 7.7 seconds. It does all of this though it’s proven 3 speed automatic gearbox. The Basilinna has been an innovative product by Silver-York proven luxury and performance can work hand in hand together.

20 Likes

well holy shit this looks nice

2 Likes

Thanks alot! Appreciate it.

This '60 Detroit Auto Show has been updated since the original post on the Detroit thread. Including new information about models and new press images.

4 Likes