SOLD Not Mine 1973 Chrysler Newport Navajo Sedan - $2,500 - Grand Junction, Colo.

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    No Title and basically no description but bruh this thing looks clean...

    1973 Chrysler Newport Navajo Sedan - $2,500 - Grand Junction, Colorado

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    Chrysler Newport Navajo edition, this is not a Newyorker but the Newport option wasn't available for some reason. No title. 2500$ or best offer Please contact John at [hidden information].

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    What motor would this car most likely have?
     
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    75% or higher chance it's a 400 2bbl.

    The 1973 sales brochure only shows a choice of 400 2bbl. or 440 4 bbl, but I don't think that crap Holley 2 barrel carb was certified for high altitude use. If the car was originally sold in a high altitude area, could possibly be a 360 4bbl or 440 4bb, or maybe even a 400 4 bbl.

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    400 2bbl
     
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    I would move to Colorado just so I could use those cool license plates.
     
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    You'd be a little late if you moved now. The plate on the Newport is about 20 years old. The current ones aren't as distinctive.

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    Some of the special plates are nice, but may clash with some vehicle colors.

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    Jeff
     
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    Correction: That plate is 40 years old, as evidenced by the two letter prefix. If the plate actually belongs on the car, the car was registered in Delta County between 1977 and 1981, which is in western Colorado. That would be a good sign for a solid, rust free car.

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    It has Delta County plates on it. That series was issued from 1977-1981; so they're closer to 40+years old. In Colorado, the plates follow the person (like OK) and.not the vehicle (like CA does). It appears the plates have been on that car since, and It looks like the plates have a 2019 tab; so it looks to be out-of-use for a year, at least.

    Nice thing about Delta County, is it is generally high desert from 4,800' to 5,300' and mountains to the North and East, up to 10K'. Humidity is low at 15%, average. Chances are very good of a solid body throughout, as sand is the material of choice for Winter ice traction.

    The dealer callout, Watson-Berry, isn't familiar at all to me. I grew up in Delta.
     
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    This Chrysler looks to be very well maintained. The interior is in such nice shape for a 118,000 mile vehicle. The Navajos I have seen over the years seem to have interiors that held up very well, it must have been a good quality fabric. I wonder why there is no title. That is always such a pain in the ass.
     
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    I would strongly recommend if a buyer is serious, insist the seller acquire a title before purchase! Colorado is a HUGE PITA if you try to get a title as a buyer of a "lost title" vehicle that was a Colorado-titled vehicle.
     
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    Geez. I’m not a fan of 73s, at all. But I like this car! It is clean!!
     
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    It always seems to be people either love or hate the ‘73 Chrysler front end. I, myself, love the massive look it gives.
     
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    I personally prefer the NYB grille, but I know what you mean. The Newport emblem in the middle makes it look like a GM product at first glance. Still, not as sleek as the '70-'72, but the Newport Navajo Edition is one of the sexiest models in the Fuselage line, 2 or 4 door.
     
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    I don’t know which GM to compare to the ‘73 Chrysler, but I do think the ‘74 Plymouth Gran Fury looks just like a ‘72 Buick Le Sabre, even though Chrysler went fuselage in ‘69 and GM didn’t go to that design route until ‘71. I always liked the Navajo edition as well.
     
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    There was a Watson-Berry Chrysler-Plymouth dealer in Illinois. I would imagine its the same place, esp with that oddball name.
     
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    I agree -- cue the vinyl roof, which looks spotless in the photos (and, crucially, has no rust).

    The car even still has the original full-width carpet protector. This said, the front bumper looks slightly off on the driver's side -- I wonder if the car hit something.


    Agree on both counts. I have seen quite a few Newport Navajos, and have yet to see a single Navajo seat with a rip or tear.

    Indeed: here is the obituary of Mr. Watson in the Chicago Tribune. He would have been the owner at the time when this '73 was sold.

    Has anyone obtained the fender tag? @T-revorNobody ?
     
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    As the Newport apparently came from IL new, it may well have a 440 in it.

    The '73 grille and bumper irritate the hell out of me. But with the color and the fact it's a Navajo hardtop, I'd be on this in a minute. Without a title, that is an instant deal-killer for me. Getting a car from a no-title state is one thing. Getting one from a state that requires one, and titling it in a state that also requires that state's title to do so, is a huge PITA that isn't worth it to me.

    Why a seller doesn't get a damned title before selling a car is beyond me. I like the car and would love to have it.
     
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    Grand Junction is near top of my list of "retirement move to" cities. Close to great skiing yet climate like Michigan.
     
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    I think this would be a great deal for someone who lives in a state where it's easy to get a title.
     
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