Yes, I’m trying to get more posts up, because our fans deserve some weekend content. Now onto those Newports. Did you know that Newport name was introduced in 1961 to designate the lowest series within the Chrysler lineup. Previous Newports designated plush special models during the 40s and early 50s,and moving such a nameplate downmarket is really nothing new. However the Newport was somewhat of a necessity, as Chrysler discontinued the DeSoto altogether in 1961, and was the sole full-sized car in the Chrysler Showrooms for 1962, and sold rather well. So let’s see what I dredged up with Newport as the search phrase.
Let’s start out with a favorite of mine, a 1972 Chrysler Newport Coupe, finished in Red, with a white top and interior. Wow… it looks fantastic, and it shows 80,000 miles. Yes, it is a Fuselage era car, and according to the listing:
This is a classic example of early 70’s Mopar Muscle in a full sized luxury car. Red is always a favorite and with that white interior and top this car is a real eye catcher. Take the whole gang; you have lots of room in the trunk. Car shows, road rallies, ice cream stand, or a trip out old Route 66. The current owner has enjoyed driving her and was quick to point out how like original she is. (The Vin # is on both the engine and transmission) He has maintained the car as needed and changed the oil yearly. You will find a very detailed description of the entire car. The following is a list of equipment:
Steel Belted Tires
Front Disc Brakes
And the listing goes on and on and on… Curious though, I don’t see Air Conditioning as an option… This is a sharp coupe, and the bidding is up to $4,150, with an unmet reserve. Tell me what you think it will take to get this car sold, and look here for the listing: [sc:ebay itemid=”300851053343″ linktext=”1972 Chrysler Newport Coupe” ]
Here is a 1966 Newport Town Sedan. This was the more formal Chrysler, with a six window profile… So you have an upscale Chrysler Newport sporting dog-dish hubcaps. Anyway, this car is currently in the desert southwest, which means virtually no rust. But rhere are other problems, like a brittle steering wheel, rear upholstery that has also seen the ravages of the desert sun, and worst of all, no Factory Air Conditioning!
It is a car that has relatively low mileage (94,000 according to the listing), has a big 383 under the hood, and of course, Chryslers indestructible TorgueFlite automatic. Remember, this car seats about 20, so you can go practically anywhere you want… just bring your jukebox money. Current bid is at $800, with an unmet reserve. See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”181067735976″ linktext=”1966 Chrysler Newport Town Sedan” ]
Here is a beautiful 1962 Chrysler Newport 2-Door hardtop, showing only 52,000 miles. This is the second year for this particular body style created by Virgil Exner. The canted headlamps stayed the same as the 1961, but the fabulous tail fins were plucked off, so it wasn’t quite as flamboyant.
Whatever, this is still a great looking Chrysler and I bet you would give anything to own one like it. The interior is tryly a sight to behold, with a lot of brightwork, pushbutton automatic, and a good old bench seat. Bidding is up to $6,647, with over ten days to go. It has a little further to climb before its sold, so why not take a look at the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”221182336926″ linktext=”1962 Chrysler Newport” ]
How about this 1964 Chrysler Newport 2-Door Hardtop? This was the last year for this body style, as well as the last year for the Chrysler Wrap-Around windshield, and the infamous pushbutton transmission selector. 92,000 miles on this car, with an updated interior, and cool vintage wheels. However, this is another car without A/C… oh well.
The buy it now pricetag is $8,950, which seems like a lot compared with the other cars. See the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”390530612037″ linktext=”1964 Chrysler Newport” ]