1970 Chrysler Newport
The Newport was a name used by Chrysler for both a hardtop body
designation and also for its lowest priced model between 1961 and
1981. Chrysler first used the Newport name on a 1940 show car, of
which five vehicles were produced. The Newport continued the
tradition of a large, comfortable luxurious coupe and sedan, while
offering a modestly priced product in comparison to the Chrysler
New Yorker and Chrysler Imperial. The Newport gradually replaced
the Chrysler Windsor which originally replaced the Chrysler Royal.
The Newport was initially the brand name for the Windsor with a
hardtop body style, then was used for coupes, sedans and station
wagons in later decades.
For consignment, a large and long piece of Detroit iron, built back
in the day when gas was still under a dollar, and status was
measured by the inch.
Bathed in light green metallic, this long luxury cruiser presents
in good condition, has straight steel, good gaps, and large inset
bumpers. The front and rear decks are like football fields, long
and flat, and a trim spear runs the gamut from stem to stern.
Window trimmings are all shiny and nice, and standard wheel
coverings are on all 4 corners.
Oxblood vinyl and broadcloth adorn the interior which is all in
very nice shape. Same for the dash and door panels. An angled dash
has plenty of buttons and knobs to play with and even some are
under the black dash top. For the passenger a spacious glovebox and
an ash receptacle, (Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!). Floors are more
maroon thick pile carpeting, and the headliner is maroon broadcloth
which is nice and tight.
Under the hood is a numbers matching 383ci V8 rated at 290hp, which
is plenty of power to move all this steel along at highway speeds
and acceleration. It has a single 2 barrel carburetor atop, and an
A727 Torqueflite automatic tranny on back. The rear axle is 8-3/4
inches. A Flowmaster exhaust is now on.
Underneath has spotty surface rust, and certainly no invasive rust
or structural problems. Some road dirt is also noted on various
parts of the suspension which is independent torsion bar front, and
leaf sprung for the back. Power drum braking is on all 4
A big car with the biiiiig car ride, it has smooth acceleration,
bias free braking, and silk like shifting for the automatic tranny.
The AC is not working, and the radio will not turn on.
Large and in charge for this Newport. A fantastic cruiser with the
length to impress even the highest executive.
L-Low Price Class
23-2 Door Hardtop
L-383ci V8 2bbl 290hp
F-Newark, DE Assy Plant
112244-Sequential Unit Number
Low Price Class
2 Door Hardtop
LOF:383ci 2bbl V8
Newark, DE, USA
E61:383 cid 2 barrel V8 290hp
D32:Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
L4R9:Trim - Low Price, Vinyl Split Bench Seat, Oxblood
DR8:Silver Int. Door Frames
903:Build Date: September 03
V1X: Full Vinyl Top, Black
A04:Basic (Radio) Group
H51:Air Conditioning with Heater
L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
M26:Wheel Lip Moldings
N88:Auto Speed Control
R13:Deluxe AM Radio (5 1/2 Watts)
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