|1968 Chrysler Newport|
1968 Chrysler NewportThe introduction of the Newport two-door hardtop coupe and convertible with wood grained exterior paneling took place at the 1968 Chicago Automobile Show in February. In 1967, Chrysler was America's 10th ranked auto manufacturer. Dressed up versions of the base Newport offerings and available in a more limited range of body styles. Standard equipment included all items found on base Newport's, plus bright seat side shields, front and rear foam seat cushions, bench seats with front center armrest, and bright upper door moldings on the Custom four door sedan. As on base Newport models, the center section of the redesigned grille met the forward edge of the hood and then faded inward, as it approached the deeply inset four beam headlamps. This year's Newport had a standard 383 cubic inch V8 engine or if that's not enough power an optional 440 TNT V8 is available.
1968 Chrysler Newport Production Numbers
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Total Production|
|DC1-E||CE41||4-dr Sedan - 6P||$3,727||3,850 lbs||61,436|
|DC1-E||CD23||2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$3,787||3,840 lbs||36,768|
|DC1-E||CD43||4-dr Hardtop Sedan - 6P||$3,865||3,865 lbs||20,191|
|DC1-E||CE27||2-dr Convertible - 6P||$4,125||3,910 lbs||2,847|
|DC1-E||CE45||4-dr Town & Country Station Wagon - 6P||$4,286||4,500 lbs||9,908|
|DC1-E||CE46||4-dr Town & Country Station Wagon - 9P||$4,390||4,555 lbs||12,233|
|Newport Custom Series|
|DC1-L||CL41||4-dr Sedan - 6P||$3,914||3,865 lbs||16,915|
|DC1-L||CL23||2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$3,973||3,860 lbs||10,341|
|DC1-L||CL43||4-dr Hardtop Sedan - 6P||$4,052||3,890 lbs||11,460|
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Tread||Rear Tread||Tires|
|Newport||124 in||219.2 in||Not Available||62 in||60 in||8.55 x 14|
|Town & Country Station Wagon - 6P||122 in||219.5 in||Not Available||62 in||60 in||8.85 x 14|
|Town & Country Station Wagon - 9P||122 in||220.3 in||Not Available||62 in||60 in||8.85 x 14|
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