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1977 Chrysler Newport--Nicest in the world

Make: Chrysler
Model: Newport
Type: Coupe
Year: 1977
Mileage: 61950
VIN: CL23N7C164869
Color: Jade Green Metallic
Engine: 400
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Dark Green Metallic
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

1977 Chrysler Newport Additional Info:

I purchased my 1977 Chrysler Newport from a Canadian gentleman in a Bringatrailer auction in March 2016. Here’s the link to the auction: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-chrysler-newport-coupe/ She had about 78,000 kilometers on the clock when I bought her. She now has about 99,000 and change. That's 61,950 miles. The odometer has not rolled over.I have loved this car as only a C Body fanatic can. No expense has been spared to bring her to a fantastic running condition. She is the nicest 1977 Canadian—if not American as well—Newport in the world. Equipment includes ATC II, AM/FM stereo 8 track tape deck, rear defroster, side marker lights, tilt steering wheel, chronometer, passenger side rear view mirror and the mighty MOPAR 400. I am selling her because my wife demands that I do so.

Major work performed under my stewardship included (receipts available):

1) Removal of the lean burn system. Involved installing a Mopar Electronic Ignition conversion kit; and then subsequently rebuilding original TQ carb, replacing spark plug wires and plugs, ignition module, distributor cap, rotor button, ignition cables, resistor, etc.

2) Replaced brake master cylinder

3) Replaced all 4 shocks with KYB gas shock absorbers

4) Replaced transmission oil pan gasket and filter

5) Differential oil replaced and cover overhauled

6) Replaced worn transmission mount

7) Replaced inner and outer tie rod ends

8) Replaced upper and lower ball joints

9) Repacked/replaced wheel bearings

10) Installed new battery

11) Front end alignment

12) Applied Krown Rust proofing treatment (Canadian rust proofing for a Canadian car!) (NO rust anywhere; let’s keep it that way)

13) Installed catalytic converter (in a successful effort to get her to pass DC emissions; but she now has historical plates which makes her exempt from emissions and inspections)

14) Replaced original spare tire

15) Front brake rotors repaired/resurfaced; calipers replaced

16) Valve cover gaskets replaced

17) Replaced valve seals, rocker shafts and springs (Engine now does not burn oil at all)

18) Clock (chronometer) and AM/FM/8-track tape professionally rebuilt/repaired

19) New rear deck and front dash speakers installed

20) AC compressor re-oiled and AC recharged (AC blows cold; heater blows hot)

21) Finally gave up on the TQ carb and installed a new Edelbrock 1406

22) Doors adjusted to improve alignment with body and latches

23) New tires installed in September 2018

24) Steering slack adjusted

25) Front end alignment adjusted again (!)

26) Rear spring shackle bushings replaced

27) Electronic door locks repaired (am I obsessed or what?)

28) Windshield wiper arc adjusted

I find the car a blast to drive (she is a daily driver) and I like the way she looks. She steers and stops straight; she’s quiet, and she has a fantastic ride quality. Her motor is powerful enough to propel her at 70 MPH+ all day long, and she loves the open road. I have driven her home from Alberta, to Pittsburgh several times and to Miami and back (from Orlando). She is not known for fuel economy—maybe 10 in town and 12-13 on the road. Her body and interior are in excellent condition—no rust anywhere; original paint that shines up nicely; fantastic upholstery and carpets; fantastic dash and dash pad (s); and the vinyl top is in great shape. I put in a black dash pad because I like that color better, but I have the original PRISTINE, immaculate (no cracks) OEM green pad. Literally everything on the car works.

Issues include the need to replace the roof rails seals in the next couple of years (although no leaking or wind noise), a touch of road rash (minor) on her nose, the odd minor paint imperfection, a passenger side rear view mirror that can be difficult to adjust using the dash toggle, a very small ding on a rear wheel well chrome; a tiny (not noticeable) crack in the steering wheel; cracked cardboard on the inside trunk lid and some paint on the outside trunk lid that still needs to be buffed out.

Pristine formal C bodies are increasing in value. You won’t find a better Newport anywhere, I guarantee you. At any price. Inspections welcome. Serious buyers only.