1968 Chrysler Newport
1968 Chrysler Newport

1968 Chrysler Newport

The 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
Newport Series
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

Chassis Data

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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