Immaculate Interior: 1967 Chrysler Newport 73K Survivor – Asking $7,900

by | Jun 2024 | Four Door Friday

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The four-door pillarless hardtop design is a body style we wish would return to vogue. Sadly, consumers’ desires for factory air conditioning combined with roll-over crash concerns eliminated the body style by the mid-1970s.  While the four-door hardtop was a popular upscale choice throughout the 1950s and 1960s for many American consumers, for many years classic car enthusiasts passed on the body style in favor of their two-door fixed- and convertible roof counterparts.  Adding to today’s rarity is the fact many a four-door hardtop wound up being donor cars used for the restoration of more popular two door body styles.

By the 1960s, Chrysler offered four-hardtop models in all of its car lines, from the top-of-the Imperial to the brand’s Newport.  Mopar’s full-size “C”-Body platform, redesigned for the 1965 model year, could be had in either Chrysler’s 300, New Yorker, and Newport models, the Dodge Polara or the Plymouth Fury.  Chrysler priced and marketed the Newport as it’s entry-level offering that represented a slight step up from the badge-engineered Polara and Fury.

This Green Metallic 1967 Chrysler Newport For Sale, first spotted on Craigslist in Stockton, California in June 2024, is a numbers-matching survivor-quality example featuring just under 43K original miles. Decoding the fifth-digit “G” in this example’s “CE43G73133206” VIN number confirms this car features the standard two-barrel-topped 383 cubic inch V8.  Besides power steering, the primary desirable ption on this Chrysler Newport for sale is the working factory air conditioning system. Fun fact: the second-digit “E” in the VIN confirms Chrysler considered the Newport it’s “Economy” offering for the 1967 model year.

Currently asking $7,900, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask aligns with this guide’s limited one-year results for all second-generation Chrysler Newport body styles and powertrains.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $5,650 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $8,700 before adding a ten percent premium for the complete factory A/C system the seller hints is in need of converting to modern 134a refrigerant.

Chrysler introduced its full-size “C” body platform for the 1965 model year.  This platform would continue to underpin a variety of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth products through the 1978 model year.  While Chrysler’s C-Body offerings for 1967 included the sporty 300 and the top-of-the-line New Yorker, the enter-level offering was the Newport.  Featuring a prominent grille encasing four headlights, the squared-off design of the Newport reflected the clean, simple design language of the mid-1960s.

Entering its third model year 1967, the Newport and other C-Body Chryslers received revised sheet metal on the 1965 body shell. Two-door hardtops received a new angular semi-fastback roofline featuring reverse-slant side windows while the rooflines of four-door pillared and hardtop sedans, and station wagons remained unchanged. 

The Newport for sale in this post features the standard 383 cubic inch (6.3-liter) V8 engine topped with a two-barrel carburetor. While the original owner didn’t opt for either, buyers at the time could choose between and optional four-barrel-topped 383 Magnum or a 440 cubic inch V8. While a three-speed manual was standard equipment, the vast majorty of Newport buyers opted for the optional Torqueflite automatic.  Chrysler offered a wide variety of options on the Newport.  The example featured here came equipped with factory air conditioning and power steering.

The 1967 Chrysler Newport occupied a unique position in the market. It was more affordable than the upscale Chrysler 300, yet it offered many of the same luxury features and comparable performance. This made it an attractive option for buyers seeking a full-size car with a touch of luxury and strong performance without the premium price tag.

The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel features this 1967 Chrysler Newport commercial:

 

Based on the pictures, while this survivor-quality 43K original mile 1967 Chrysler Newport four-door hardtop for sale features its original patina exterior paint, the like-new patterned cloth interior differentiates the car from other offerings currently on the market. The seller notes several hard-to-tell interior flaws that we agree would be best handled by a professional upholsterer to repair. The seller notes the only mofication to the car is a fresh dual exhaust system, but they will provide the original muffler as part of the sale. Despite the low-mileage, survivor-quality vibe this Newport for sale provides, the car does not feature California “Black Plates.” That may be a hint the car may have been sourced from another dry western state, but you’ll need to confirm that with the seller.

If you are serious about buying this Chrysler Newport four door hardtop, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their C-Body Mopar featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Selling my 1967 Chrysler Newport 4-door Pillarless Hardtop with less than 73k original miles. It’s a matching numbers AC car with the 383 C.I. V8 and automatic transmission.

This 2nd generation Newport runs and drives excellent. Currently tagged and registered, she’s ready to cruise anywhere you want to take her.

Good drum brakes, newer tires with original hubcaps that are virtually flawless. Tinted roll-up windows and wind wings, nice sounding exhaust, fairly rare car, this Chrysler turns heads and starts conversations everywhere I go.

All stock except the new exhaust. I have the original mufflers to go with the car. I had a nice flowmaster type exhaust installed. I wanted to hear a bit of the throaty rumble of her 383. Exhaust is mellow and sounds very nice. Also new gas tank.

The original interior is in immaculate condition, with most of the interior looking like it just came from the showroom floor. Original AM radio still works!

One headliner seam needs stitching, small cracks on the dash and small tears only on the very top of the rear seat; all my upholsterer can easily repair.

The painted is faded. Small dents on passenger side and hood can be seen in the pics. Minimal rust. Small area on trunk pan and a very small area on the bottom of the right rear quarter. Floors are solid. AC needs converting to R134a; simple.

VIN: CE43G73133206

I’m asking only $7900.”

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