1968 Chrysler Newport Custom Hardtop 2-Door 6.3L

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Chrysler
Model:Newport
Year:1968
Type:Hardtop
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Black/Turbine Bronze
Mileage:115,000
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Black
Engine:6.3L 383Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Custom Hardtop 2-Door
Number of Cylinders:8
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This auction is for a 1968 Chrysler Newport 2 door fast top. It'soriginally a Texas car and is about as solid as it gets in these parts (Ohio).The trunk pan is the worst part and it's pretty much limited to theoutside trunk extensions--the result of a leaky rear window seal. Thisis a somewhat unique car for the following reasons:

330hp 383-4v
Air conditioning
Floor shift auto, console and performance gauge (very uncommon)
Tilt-tele column
MM1 Turbine Bronze paint code (previous owner covered in black primer)

It's odd to see a Newport (lowest trim package) with all of theseoptions. I've seen New Yorkers and 300s with these options, but notanother Newport. It's also strange that these options were purchased,yet it still retains the standard AM radio, crank windows and frontdrums. I guess the individual that bought this car wanted to go fast and be comfortable, butwasn't too concerned with rolling down the passenger window, stopping or frequencymodulation.
The biggest issues this car has are as follows:

The interior will need redone (Texas is hard on vinyl) and I currentlyhave it out to look at/clean up the floors The floors are amazing.There's a little pitting in the front pans and two small pinholes ingthe driver's pan, but otherwise they're spotless. In the process I foundthree build sheets (the most preserved one is still under theupholstery of the back seat. The other two were extremely brittle, so I laminatedthem. They turned out okay. The fender tag is still present.
At some point in the past, someone has disconnected/evacuated the A/C system. The compressor is still there with most (all?) of the accompanying parts, but it wasn't ever my intention to make it operational (I was going to remove it and stash it in a box somewhere; never got that far).
The wiring will need some tidying. It hasn't been super hacked on, but it's not untouched. On the interior side of the bulkhead, you can see where the red #10 got hot (as so many of these old Chryslers do) on the way to the ammeter and poked through the insulation. It'd be in the next owner's best interest to bypass the ammeter with the MAD conversion or convert it to a voltmeter.
The rear leaf springs have started to buckle. It's almost 50 years old. Even steel gets tired eventually.
I have the following parts that will be included in the sale:

Nice front fenders
Nice front subframe from a '67 NYer (the one on the car is dented in the main cross member, but it's just aesthetic. It's a solid piece)
Rear quarter extensions
Super clean door panels
Uncracked dash pad
instrument clusters
Fender skirts from Arizona
NOS tail lights
Straight rear loop trim (original is kinda mangled)
NOS rear loop trim clips--(I scoured the earth for these things and they were expensive when I found them)

I haven't started this car in 3years when I pulled it into my dad's garage; I suspect it'll need a little work to get it on the road!
It needs a good home. Somewhere where it can be loved even though it's a well-used full-size Chrysler. It isn't a muscle car, but it is a a big block MOPAR with the appropriate amount of doors and a mean look. It needs to be in your garage


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