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  • The Newport name was used during the model year to designate the two- door hardtop (no B-pillar) body style in Chrysler's lineup.

    Lot # - This Town & Country Newport features a /hp Inline 8-cylinder engine with a 3-speed fluid-drive transmission with synchromesh gears, independent coil-spring front suspension, solid axle rear suspension with hydraulic shocks and leaf springs, and 4-wheel hydraulic.

    The car that historian Donald Narus once dubbed “Chrysler's Wonderful Woodie” went out with a major splash in The Town and Country Newport was new.

    Chrysler first used the Newport name on a show car of which five vehicles were produced. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. All body styles were carried over on both the base Newport and Newport Custom lines. This example, one of produced in , has enjoyed a comprehensive frame-off restoration and offers a highly-detailed undercarriage and engine bay, with its interior restored to correct specifications and exquisite black paintwork with painstakingly detailed wood elements.


    The Newport was a name used by Chrysler for both a hardtop body designation and also for its lowest priced model between and Chrysler first used the Newport name on a show car of which five vehicles were produced. The first Newport, known as the Chrysler Newport Phaeton , was produced during and Only six were built.

    Five are known to exist today. The Newport Phaeton served as the pace car for the Indianapolis race. This pace car , chassis number C, was the only one that did not have hide-away headlights and became the personal property of Walter P. The Newport name was used during the model year to designate the two-door hardtop no B-pillar body style in Chrysler's lineup.

    The redesigned Town and Country was first proposed as a hardtop, however the body style only appeared in the model's final year in Chrysler revived the Newport name for their new, full-size entry-level model for While the Newport was successful and comprised the bulk of Chrysler production, the base Newport sedans were detrimmed versions of Chrysler's traditional upscale models, featuring small hubcaps instead of full-wheel covers, plain interiors and a minimal amount of exterior trim.

    The perception of an inexpensive Chrysler hurt the marque in the long run by cheapening the brand's cachet. In , the Newport was available as a two-door convertible , two-door hardtop , four-door sedan , four-door hardtop and four-door station wagon. All Newports could have been ordered with the either single or dual four-bbl carbs and most of the letter car options, except the four bucket seats, center console, and tachometer.

    Station wagons from through featured hardtop body styling, with no "B" pillar. The canted headlight approach was previously used by Lincoln , and briefly by Buick , but by when this generation was introduced the feature was unique to Chrysler. The model year Chryslers continued to use the body, but were shorn of their tailfins. The Newport was restyled alongside the New Yorker and Chrysler for , with this body style continuing for The model year was a major restyle without any tail fins.

    The s saw the return of small, chrome-topped fins. All body styles were continued from including the pillared four-door sedan, four-door hardtop sedan, two-door hardtop coupe, and convertible, along with the station wagon, which was renamed the Chrysler Town and Country and became a separate series. A new bodystyle for shared with other Chryslers and Dodge Polaras was a six-window Town Sedan that included a small side-window in the pillar similar to the three-window design of s cars.

    This design would later return in the s. The standard transmission was a three-speed column shifted manual and optionally available was the three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission , now featuring a column-mounted shifter replacing the pushbuttons of previous years as was changeover on all model year Chrysler Corporation cars and trucks. Interiors featured padded instrument panels, full carpeting and choices of cloth-and-vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and notchback bench seats with armrest.

    Newport coupes and convertibles were also offered with optional bucket seats with either a center console and floor shifter or armrest and center cushion. The Newport received new grille work and revised taillights, but was otherwise changed very little from For , the Newport and other Chryslers received new sheet metal, but retained the basic bodyshell.

    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 were unchanged. The slow-selling six-window Town Sedan was dropped this year. New to the Newport line for was a more luxurious Newport Custom series available in four-door pillared and hardtop sedans, along with the two-door hardtop.

    1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country

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