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1941 Chrysler Newport Concept Dual Cowl Phaeton

    The Chrysler Newport, one of the last dual cowl phaetons, was designed by Ralph Roberts and custom-built by LeBaron, Carrossiers in Detroit, MI. The car featured an all-aluminum body, concealed headlamps, a folding windshield, and a hide-away top. There were a total of six Newports constructed by Chrysler as show vehicles and four are known to exist today.

    The original owner was playboy Henry J. 'Bob' Topping, Jr., one-time owner of the New York Yankees baseball club and former husband of Lana Turner. He customized the car by substituting a Cadillac engine and transmission for the Chrysler components. He also personalized the car by having his name cast into the hubcaps and engine valve covers and adding his initials to the grille.

    A Chrysler Newport became the first concept car selected as the Pace Car in front of the 1940 Indianapolis 500 Race.

    The car was originally powered by a Chrysler 323.5 cubic-inch 8-cylinder engine developing 137 horsepower. It sold for $4,725.00.

    No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

    1941 Chrysler Newport Concept Auction Sales

    Recent Sales of the Chrysler Newport Concept

    (Data based on Model Year 1941 sales)
    1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 Pacemaker by LeBaron
    Chassis#: C7807503
    Sold for USD$880,000
      2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
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    1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton
    Chassis#: HDC4314153
    Sold for USD$1,017,500
      2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
     
    1941 Chrysler Newport Concept
    Sold for USD$687,500
      2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
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    1941 Chrysler Newport
    Chassis#: C331001
    Sold for USD$748,000
      2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    1941 Chrysler Newport Concept image  1941 Chrysler Newport Concept image  
    1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton
    Chassis#: C331001
    Sold for USD$363,000
      2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
    1941 Chrysler Newport Concept image  1941 Chrysler Newport Concept image  

    Chrysler Newport Concepts That Failed To Sell At Auction

    1941 Chrysler Newport Concept's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
    VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
    1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl PhaetonC78075032012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$1,000,000$1,500,000$2,000,000

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