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1941 Chrysler Newport Concept

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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, folding windshield and 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 in 1940.

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

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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
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1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: C331001
Sold for USD$363,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
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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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