1966 Chrysler Newport 2 Door Hardtop with Numbers Matching Original 383 engine and Extremely Rare factory original 3 Speed Column Mounted Manual Transmission!
Only 270 of these 383 - 3 speed manual transmission cars were built, most were sedans, and according to Chrysler Group LLC, this was the ONLY Red 2 Door Hardtop built with a 383 and a 3 speed manual transmission! In other words, this is the only one like it in the world. (1 of 1).
It is a low option car - having only a Radio, Antenna, Bucket Seats and Fender Skirts, as shown on the original fender tag which is still in place and shown in the photos! The original Certicard is still in the car, in its original holder as when it was new.
I have owned this car for almost twenty years. This is a very straight car, and according to historic reports I received when I bought the car, it has never been wrecked, and it wears very straight all original body panels all around, including ALL floors and trunk panels, which are rust-free after 55 years! The car is all original except for a 15 year old high-quality repaint in the original color. The paint is good, except for some clearcoat starting to peel. There is very minor rust above the left rear fender skirt and behind the right rear wheel (see photos). Look how straight these original body panels are!
This car has only been driven 119,000 actual miles from new.
The interior is original, with patina, and could use some reupholstery. Legendary Interiors carries reproduction interior parts in this color. A new headliner (not yet installed) goes with the car, as well as new armrest backing plates and new carpet. You can decide to do those things, or drive and enjoy it with the patina that it has from 55 years of enjoyment.
Recently had 4 new tires installed, replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter, cleaned all the fuel lines and rebuilt and restored the gas tank, rebuilt all 4 brake wheel cylinders and replaced the master cylinder, replaced plugs.