Here’s something that is not on everyone’s collectable radar – a 1968 Chrysler Newport 4-door sedan.
While this would necessarily have full collector status with many people, its condition is remarkable. It’s cars like this that will eventually shoot up in price. After all, in the early days when they are not considered ultra-collectable they’d often be ignored. Sadly this can lead to a rapid decline in good vehicles. So, when a vehicle like this turns up in this sort of condition it can attract a lot of attention because you just don’t see them that often.
While the Newport was the lowest-priced Chrysler for 1968 it was still more expensive than the Impala and Caprice that sat at the top of the Chevrolet line-up.
This particular car was part of a private collection for over 25 years. It has clearly been looked after for the whole of its life.
For a 50 year old car the interior is nothing short of spectacular. The odometer shows just 43,000 miles and judging by the condition inside then this looks to be correct.
Here’s another interior shot that shows just how clean and nice it looks.
The Newport came with a 383 cubic inch V8 as standard. This was paired with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission – also standard equipment. The combination produced 330 horsepower.
At a base price of $3,306 the Newport four door sedan resulted in 61,436 sales for Chrysler. Not only was it the best selling Newport for 1968 it was the best selling Chrysler that year! Fortunately the sales slump of the previous year was reversing and Chrysler saw a nice boost for 1968.