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?
- Betty Davis
- Carole Lombard
- Barbara Stanwyck
- 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
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
4) What was the
wheelbase of the third generation (1961-1964) Chrysler
- 102 in.
- 112 in.
- 122 in.
- 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.
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.
was the standard engine?
- 383 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and
- 383 cubic-inch V8 with four-barrel carburetor
and 270 horsepower
- 393 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and
- 403 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor and
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
was the wheelbase of the fifth generation (1969-1973)
- 104 in.
- 114 in.
- 124 in.
- 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?
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
10) WHAT was the last year of the full-size