1977 Chrysler Newport

Chrysler Newport (1977)
for sale

Price: US $7,000.00


I purchased my 1977 Chrysler Newport from a Canadian gentleman in a Bringatrailer auction in March 2016. Here’s the link to the auction: here 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.

update: 2019-09-11


Condition:UsedYear: 1977
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): CL23N7C164869Mileage: 61950
Number of Cylinders: 8Transmission: Automatic
Vehicle Title: CleanBody Type: Coupe
Make: ChryslerWarranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Model: NewportPower Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
Engine: 400Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drive Type: RWDFor Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Jade Green MetallicDisability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Dark Green MetallicDrive Side: Left-hand drive

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