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.
The Newport was redesigned for the 1974 model year, along with all other full-size C-body cars. This generation shed the sweeping "fuselage" styling, in favor of more crisper, slab-sided styling. Despite losing several inches in length, 1974–1978 Newports were some of the heaviest cars ever produced by Chrysler. Their introduction coincided with the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, and sales of all full-size cars plummeted. The Chrysler Corporation was especially hit hard, as no smaller cars were sold under the Chrysler brand.
A design change was made in 1976 to the rear of the car. The former vertical style tail lights were replaced by a set that stretched out horizontally across the back of the car. The license plate was moved to the bumper but the fuel cap remained in the same place. However a new fuel door sat between the new tail lights, previous models had the fuel cap behind the license plate.
Production of the C-body Newport ended in 1978.
2-Door Hardtop version with the most powerful 7,2-liter engine. The vehicle is in original condition. Stunning all green example. Running, functional. Decent interior and vinyl roof. Perfect engine. Comes with registration papers, Canada import, customs cleared.
|Engine||7.206 ccm, 218 PS, V8|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Green|
|Color - interior||Green|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||62.782 mls|
|Chassis / VIN||CM23N5C194547|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Pisek|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 7206 cm3, advertised power: 160.5 kW / 215 hp / 218 PS (SAE net), torque: 447 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5768 mm, width: 2019 mm, wheelbase: 3150 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 2095 kg; top speed: 189 km/h (117 mph); accelerations: 0-60 mph 11 s; 0-100 km/h 11.8 s