1964 Chrysler Newport Sport Coupe

This 1964 Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop in Persian White is something you don't come across very often. Production numbers were relatively low and there aren't many that have survived with just 27,000 miles on the clock.

The Newport was Chrysler's base model and aimed squarely against cars like the Buick Wildcat, Mercury Monterey and the Oldsmobile 88.

Chrysler didn't change their cars too much from the previous year. They did however, revise the grille, change the side trim to make it thicker and gradually get wider towards the rear. Taillights were now rectangular instead of round. At the rear we can see the return of a small fin albeit for just one year.

1964 Chrysler Newport Rear

Rear view

The Newport has a wheelbase of 122" and is 215.3" long.

The interior almost looks like it did the day it left the factory. The seats are combination cloth with supple vinyl trim.

1964 Chrysler Newport Interior

Immaculate Ruby Red all-vinyl interior

Power comes from a 361 cubic inch Firebolt V8 engine with a 2-barrel carburetor outputting 265 horsepower. This is paired with a Torqueflite automatic transmission - the latter being a $227 option.

1964 Chrysler 361v8 engine

Firebolt 265 engine

Chrysler produced 10,579 Newport 2-door Hardtop Coupes for the 1964 model year at a base price of $2,962. In addition to the TorqueFlite push-button automatic transmission mentioned above this car is also fitted with power brakes ($48) and power steering ($108).

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Chrysler Heritage: A Photographic History

Chrysler Heritage: A Photographic History by Michael W. R. Davis

Over 200 vintage photographs help tell the story of Chrysler's Heritage. From the acquisition of Dodge and the introduction of Plymouth and DeSoto, Chrysler grew to be a mighty force in the motor industry.

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