NOT MINE 1971 Chrysler Newport Royal Coupe

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one curiousity .. top end of engine is almost TOO clean. thermal cycles/humidity and 50 years old, even at the advertised mileage, my experience is they get a little beat up. (chipped paint, scale where that happens, etc.)
Yeah, it was all repainted, it's too fresh/clean.
Looking at the ground cable, there is no overspray, and IIRC at the factory it is on the engine at painting time and gets overspray on it. (or soemthing like that).


Over night I had a half dozen inquiries and offers, it was SOLD by 10:00.
That much $$ being available so quickly, and not (apparently) doing an in-person suggests a flipper dealer?

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Interestingly, another GY9 Newport Royal 2dr was for sale in Barrington, RI five months ago. That one did not have a vinyl roof and had fog lights up front instead of ramming bumperettes.
 

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This Tawny Gold color is really starting to grow on me.
Yep, so much so that I am more and more tempted to repaint Medina, my 1971 Monaco, in her original GY9 (aka "Dark Gold" or "Tawny Gold" in Ma Mopar speak).

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Yep, so much so that I am more and more tempted to repaint Medina, my 1971 Monaco, in her original GY9.
Thinking back to the 70s it seemed like almost everything was some shade of brown! Frye boots, Woolrich jackets, that
wood paneling that was in every family room, brown plaid couches, Mopar C bodies....... Medina would look great in her original shade of "hang around brown" as car dealers would call it! :thumbsup:
 
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She is beautiful! It's the Chrysler version of my Polara, with a lighter interior, to die for. I'm not surprised it was snatched up so quickly.
Awh man. Glad it got picked up and not left outside or something.

1. So, anyone have the fender tag picture?

2. Are those running lights factory?
3. Are they on the build sheet?
4. Does someone have the build sheet picture?
5. Is the code L34?
I take it you're referring to the rectangular lights mounted ahead of the grill? Those are definitely not factory.
ramming bumperettes
Ramettes?
Yep, so much so that I am more and more tempted to repaint Medina, my 1971 Monaco, in her original GY9 (aka "Dark Gold" or "Tawny Gold" in Ma Mopar speak).

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You have to have a better example than that!
 

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Thinking back to the 70s it seemed like almost everything was some shade of brown! Frye boots, Woolrich jackets, that
wood paneling that was in every family room, brown plaid couches, Mopar C bodies....... Medina would look great in her original shade of "hang around brown" as car dealers would call it! :thumbsup:
"Hang around brown" that's priceless. Thanks for sharing that. This interior almost had me buying my first Ford.

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You have to have a better example than that!
I have three others but they’re even lower quality — so nope. That’s the one photo dating to two owners ago. The seller never gave me any other, and refused to put me in touch with the previous owners (two brothers). So, that’s the only original pic I have.
 

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Yep, so much so that I am more and more tempted to repaint Medina, my 1971 Monaco, in her original GY9 (aka "Dark Gold" or "Tawny Gold" in Ma Mopar speak).
Not that it's my place to spend your money, but I would support that and love to see the result.
 

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Not that it's my place to spend your money, but I would support that and love to see the result.
The issue is finding the right place for the prep and paint job. I know two places where they paint very well, but each has downsides -- so if you have suggestions, feel free to send them my way.
 

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I can't endorse anybody.
I worked in 2 bodyshops when I was younger, and have painted 2 cars myself, but never had the justification for a professional body restoration/paintjob.
I wouldn't know how to discern between a fair shop and a good shop (either one could wool-pull me).
And publicity photos of past work, IMHO, are meaningless. You have to see the car in person to see the details (and shortcuts).
And I haven't seen Medina so no idea of how much work it needs.

But here are some leads.

1. I recently drove past this place, so I whipped a 180 and drove around their building - the bay doors were all up and it was full of desirable musclecars (and other things).
They had 2 buildings and each seemed devoted to classic cars - but don't know if they paint.
OUR SERVICES - Miller Auto Care and Stock Restorations and Restomods

2. There is also a place in Sheridan IN (about 40 min N of Indy) that reportedly does show-car quality work.
I have a friend that works there now in barter to get his car painted.
So I could get that info if you wish.

3. Our new member Reed with the 71 New Yorker U-code is having his car painted somewhere, and he may have some advice.

Send me a PM or give me a call if you want to discuss in more detail.
 
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