1967 Chrysler Newport Convertible
Although the C-body Chrysler Newport was known by most folks as the
"entry-level" full-size Chrysler from 1961-1981 in various forms,
the Newport name actually dates back as far as 1941 when it was
used on a roadster concept car known as the Newport Phaeton. It's
biggest claims to fame, other than only 6 ever being produced, was
that actress Lana Turner and Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler
himself both owned one as their personal car for a time. To top it
off, the Newport Phaeton also paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1941,
the only time a non-production vehicle has ever held that honor.
The Newport Phaeton was based on the upper-level New Yorker, a sign
of things to come.
For consignment a rarely seen car indeed, taking on the shape of a
Chrysler Newport 2 Door Convertible from 1967. Just as the B52's
sang in their song Love Shack: "Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as
And it's about to set sail.... I got me a car, it seats about
twenty, so come on, and bring your jukebox money. This one the
beneficiary of a full restoration in 2002, it has only seen about
4,000 miles since then. Garaged, and well cared for, she's a
turnkey classic all buttoned up and ready to roll topped or
topless...the only thing missing is the "If this car is rockkin"
Wonderfully straight and equally as massive steel slabs adorn this
car all draped in Persian White paint. Gaps are well minded, and
chrome bumpers and trimmings are all mirror like and presenting
beautifully. This "whale" it's all chromed upfront with its
vertical ribbed grille flanked by dual headlights and some angled
in turn signal lights. A dual painted on pinstripe runs from stem
to stern and is presenting in red. As are the red stripe tires
which wrap 15-inch Chrysler Road Wheels. Small fender skirts adorn
the rear quarters adding some definite class. The rear of the car
has an inverted V taillight setup, and a trunk lid which hides a
2-bedroom NYC apartment(sic). A near perfect large canvas white
convertible top is the icing on this late 60's cake and it has a
glass window. When put down, we note a snappy tonneau cover in red
which fits just right baby bear.
Loads of red vinyl covers the tuck and roll inserted seats with
smooth bolsters outside. A split bench with a large central
armrest, also in smooth vinyl, allows you to skate down the road
while styling to the side just a bit. Noted is a crack in a seam on
the driver's side seat. The backseat has plenty of romper room and
is like new with a center mounted speaker. Upfront another open V
format design dash has a red padded top, and a chromed horizontal
ribbed angled dash front. Here the rectangular gauges reside, as
well as toggles 60's style that operate the headlights, top,
flashers and heating controls. Below all this menagerie is a thin
red metal strip which houses the ignition, and a large ashtray
lighter setup to allow you to go full cigarette after your
back-seat adventures. It also is the bottom frame for the glovebox.
Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you...
A fully rebuilt and restored sky blue blocked and valve covered
original 383ci V8 with a single 2-barrel carburetor atop, sits
snugly within a totally restored engine bay. All shiny black
attachments, and supple hoses are well cared for since the
restoration. On back an A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic
transmission which pushes power back to the rear in 8-3/4-inch form
with 2.73 gears...Sign says, woo, stay away fools 'Cause love rules
at the love shack!
Some mild surface rust, but all structurally sound framing,
floorboards and rockers. Nice patina but no signs of neglect
anywhere. Cushy torsion bar front suspension and forgiving leaf
springs for the back provide the ride. Power drums are all around
Just a pleasure to test drive and she fired right up. No
complaining when I pushed the accelerator in gently, then firmly
after a nice warmup lap. Handling was good considering the sheer
bulk of this car and stopping was right on the dime. A fantastic
cruiser, top up or down, offering up plenty of interior space. I
realized I needed to pay attention when retiring to the mall, as
this is a large car to be throwing around, and you need to have
good judgement to keep the steel straight when around other
obstacles, particularly when negotiating a 3 point turn, you'll
need 5 lanes...literally.
A wonderful example well cared for and only driven on Sundays by a
grandmother to church...but I digress... it is very well cared for
and has seen little road time since the full restoration.
Mechanically and physically sound, and a looker at any show because
it is very unlikely you'll see another one at any show. A turnkey
car, goer and shower here for the hook and catching right out of
Classic Auto Mall's Halls...just be sure to bring a very large
hook! And as the consigner states, this whale has not seen any
water or salt, or salt water for that matter, on her journeys over
the last several years.
FENDER TAG DECODE
CAR: Chrysler Newport
ENGINE: 383cid 2-bbl V8
TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Automatic
TIRES: Unknown tire code
BUILD DATE: October 12.
AXLE: 2.76 Ratio
INTERIOR: Red Vinyl
PAINT: Persian White
K8: Power Windows
R2: Music Master AM Radio
X2: Tinted Windshield Only
Y2: White Convertible Top
d6: Unknown Option
h7: Fender or Hood Mounted Turn Signal Indicators
j4: Moulding - Body Sill Narrow
k7: Passenger Outside Manual Mirror
u1: Sold Car When Built
E-Economy Price Class
27-2 Door Convertible
G-383ci V8 2bbl
3-Jefferson, MI Assy Plant
133783-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
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