1966 Chrysler Newport

The Chrysler Newport, for 1966, remained as the company's entry level model at an affordable price. Pricing ranged from $3470 - $4280. For 1966, overall company sales rose more than 14 percent.

The Newport received minor cosmetic changes to the grille and the rear deck area. The nameplates were placed on the rear quarter panels. On the lower trim molding was a painted insert, which ran from the rear bumper to just in front of the front door hinge post. The remainder of the distance to the front bumper was filled with a non-painted trim piece.

All body styles came with fender skirts. The standard engine was an overhead valve V8 that displaced 383 cubic-inches and offered 270 horsepower. A three-speed manual transmission was standard, with an automatic available as optional equipment.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012
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Hardtop Coupe
This 1966 Chrysler Newport is a rust-free example that still wears its original paint. It is painted in Bronze with a tan interior. The engine is a 383 mated to an automatic gearbox. It is well equipped with a clock, air conditioning, AM radio, power brakes, remote mirror, Torque Thrust wheels, tinted glass, retractable seat belts, dual exhaust, FM Converter, and power steering.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012

Related Reading : Chrysler Newport History

The Chrysler Newport first appeared in the early 1940s. It was known as the Newport Phaeton and production lasted from 1940 through 1941 partly due to low production numbers. Only five were produced. The design was by Ralph Roberts. It was powered by an eight-cylinder engine and used a three-speed manual gearbox to send the power to the rear wheels. A Newport appeared at the Indianapolis 500....
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Related Reading : Chrysler Newport History

The name Newport was first used by Chrysler on a 1940 showcar of which five actual vehicles were produced. Between 1961 and 1981 the Newport was a name used by the Chrysler division of the Chrysler Corporated used as both a hardtop body designation and for its entry level model.Unveiled in 1940, the Chrysler Newport Phaeton was a 2-door low production roadster than utilized an I8 engine that....
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1966 Newport
1966 Chrysler Newport Price Range: $3,475 - $4,280

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Model Year Production

1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)175,118
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)260,773
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)260,773
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)264,853
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)218,742
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)264,848
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)206,089
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)153,319
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)128,937
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)128,921
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)96,454

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