25,816 original miles. 400 cubic inch V8, factory air conditioning. Immaculate interior, solid body and chassis, runs well.
Fresh from long-term, heated, protected storage, this 1972 Chrysler Newport Custom shows just 25,816 original miles. Completely untouched and unmodified, it has been recently tuned and serviced. Original FE5 Rally Red paint in good condition with a few areas of surface rust, most notably around the fender skirts where it shows very minor bubbles due to the skirts’ tendency to trap moisture. Otherwise solid and rust-free, including immaculate trunk floor.
Interior is excellent with unmarked seats, good carpets and door panels, and fully functional gauges. AM radio and factory A/C (needs refrigerant, but system works and compressor turns without issues). Dual rear speakers for the AM/FM radio. Spotless trunk carries what appears to be the original spare tire.
Engine is a 400 cubic inch V8, which was standard equipment on the Custom, backed by a Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission. Recent work includes new fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor, plugs, cap, rotor and other tune-up items. Fresh fluids throughout. Starts, runs, and drives quite well, although the old tires should probably be replaced for long-distance driving.
Nice, bargain-priced future collectable in remarkable state of preservation.
Fender tag decode is as follows:
E63 400 cubic inch 2-barrel 72-76
D34 TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
C = Chrysler
L = Low
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
M = 400 190 horsepower (net) 1x2 barrel 8 CYL
2 = 1972
C = Jefferson Avenue, MI, USA
215999 Sequence Number '215999'
FE5 Paint Code: Bright Red / Rally Red
B2X9 Trim Grade/Style/Color
B = B Class
2 = Vinyl Bench
X9 = Black
000 Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
201 Date Built: 2 / 01 / 1972
492545 Order Number: 492545
V1X Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top - Black
H51 Single Air /w Heater
R23 Unknown At This Time
L31 Hood / Fender Mount Turn Signal
M45 Fender Skirts
N23 Electronic Ignition 72 only
V5X Black - Mouldings - Protective Insert Body Side
G11 Tinted Glass All
R31 Dual Rear Speaker w/ R85