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Chrysler Newport

What do you know about the Chrysler Newport?
Take this quick A.E. Motors Ultimate Cars Challenge.
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1) The first Newport, known as the Chrysler Newport Phaeton, was produced in 1940-1941, and was a low-production dual-cowl Phaeton that used an L-head straight-8 engine coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission. The Newport was based upon the Chrysler New Yorker of the time, and designed by LeBaron / Briggs Manufacturing Company designer Ralph Roberts.  Only six were built.
WHAT Hollywood actress owned a Newport Phaeton?Cars Trivia from Alan's Fun Trivia Quizzes

  1. Betty Davis
  2. Carole Lombard
  3. Barbara Stanwyck
  4. Lana Turner

2) The Newport Phaeton served as the pace car for the 1941 Indianapolis 500 race. This pace car was the only one that did not have hide-away headlights and was the personal property of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. after the race.
What was the chassis number?

  1. WCP7807503
  2. C7807503
  3. C26330
  4. C85392

3) Chrysler revived the Newport name for their new, full-size entry-level model for 1961. At a base price of US$2,964, the Newport was intended to fill the price gap between Chrysler and Dodge that was created when DeSoto was discontinued.
What is the US$2,964 in 2011 dollars?

  1. $22,445

4) What was the wheelbase of the third generation (1961-1964) Chrysler Newport?

  1. 102 in.
  2. 112 in.
  3. 122 in.
  4. 132 in.

5) Sometimes known as the "lost years", 1963 and 1964 Chryslers were the result of instabilities within the design team. And although the 1963 model was a restyle, without tailfins, 1964 saw the return of small, chrome-topped fins.

  • True or False?

6) For 1965, the Newport was redesigned on the then-new Chrysler C platform, shared with the 300 and New Yorker, along with the Dodge Polara and Plymouth Fury.
What was the standard engine?

  1. 383 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and 270 horsepower
  2. 383 cubic-inch V8 with four-barrel carburetor and 270 horsepower
  3. 393 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and 270 horsepower
  4. 403 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and 270 horsepower

7) The Newport was completely redesigned again for 1969, and featured the distinctive "Fuselage Styling" that would become symbolic of Chrysler's full-size cars until the end of the 1973 model year.
What was the wheelbase of the fifth generation (1969-1973) Newport?

  1. 104 in.
  2. 114 in.
  3. 124 in.
  4. 134 in.

8) The Newport had an entry-level model in the Newport Series. It borrowed the name of the entry-level Chrysler from 1937-50; the name was dropped in 1972, and disappeared for good.
WHAT was the name of the Newport model?

  1. Regal
  2. Imperial
  3. Royal
  4. Luxury

9) Production of the C-body Newport ended in 1978 along with the Chrysler New Yorker. Related Dodge and Plymouth C-body cars, as well as C-body Chrysler Town & Country station wagons had all been dropped the previous year. The 1978 Newport offered the American car industry's last true two-door and four-door hardtops.

  • True or False?

10) WHAT was the last year of the full-size Chrysler Newport?

  1. 1979
  2. 1980
  3. 1981
  4. 1982
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