Cool car. I think that 3 on the tree that was up in Penn might have been a better bet, price wise.
I stumbled on this site becasue I was looking for a trans number for the mopar 3 speed. This "one of one" 3 speed Newport showed up.
Funny thing is, I have almost the exact same car. A red 2 door with a three on the tree, manual steering and brakes, no radio, no trim. My options were full wheel covers, L7X interior, tinted windshield, and undercoat. I am the second owner. This car was ordered.
I just parted out a 66 Newport 4 dr HT with a three speed also, but many options.