The 1973 Chrysler Thread

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HI got a good laugh when I saw one of my other cars on page 6 of this thread! (...) Here is the story with her.

I (w)ent to a local farm last April to buy some engines and whatever other rusty stuff I could get. He had this Newport under a tree, covered in pine needles. He said he would start it up now and then, and it should run.

I am a sucker for big mopars, so I brought her home too.(...) Even though this one is a 440, 2 door, that grille wasn't what I truly wanted at first, so I listed in on eBay for 2 grand. I was honest and mentioned that has rust in the quarters, and can't be driven regularly until the tank is cleaned, and that rear quarter didn't fade like the rest, so it didn't sell.

(.BUT.) This 73 has really grown on me. It is parked where I walk by it everytime I leave or get home. I can't seem to part with it. I had no desire to restore it before, but now from all of this reading on fcbo, it has really grown on me. I picture that blue with a white top shiny and new.. it would be sharp (...) I have decided to drive this one
Great news, she will be saved! Do you have a photo of the fender tag?
 

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I will be hitting the parts section for an average grille to use as a driver, the trim above it, and a blue passenger side interior windshield trim.

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This one is CS43T3C293086 :)
Thank you. Here is the FB link and the FCBO thread for records. Note the steering wheel -- incorrect but, unlike the NYB's standard and optional rim blow wheels, it mot likely honks properly still.
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Thank you. Here is the FB link and the FCBO thread for records. Note the steering wheel -- incorrect but, unlike the NYB's standard and optional rim blow wheels, it mot likely honks properly still.
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The trunk seal that has been showered over does not leave a trustworthy impression. The lower sheet metal parts also need a more detailed examination. I think the photos are pretty flattering to the car.
 

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The last one looks like the template of the 1:18 die cast model.:D
Indeed. @monaco75 ran a thread on the diecast model here. There are copies available on eBay for interested folks. @Jim 68cuda has reviewed models he owns here. High-res pics of an example (missing its LHS mirror) are here.


Thank you for the link. The high-res pics on that site are an absolute treat. For those interested in filigree photos, there are plenty.

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I learned one thing today, which I should have known from @Straight eight's post regarding CH43T3C222106. I was under the (mistaken) impression that the filigree was restricted to the NYB--but it was standard on both NYB and "plain NYer" (this model is a "plain" NYer -- cue the wood logo, the seat fabric, and the armrests):
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@kyle340 is selling the glove-box documents for a 1973 Newport that was sold new in Evansville, Indiana at a dealership called Kem Motors Inc. He kindly gave me the VIN for posting in our informal registry: CL43M3C268242

This 4dr hardtop "is probably long gone" but just in case, here is the link: For Sale - 1973 Chrysler owners manual

I have found similar documents for CS41T3C133805 (a loaded 1973 NYB post sedan sold by Johnson Motors in Glencoe, MN). Here is her window sticker for records:
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As well, I have found signed-over titles for CL23T3C155491 (Illinois), CL43M3C267140 (Indiana), CM43M3C162091 (Illinois) and CP46T3D243865 (Illinois).

As well, here is the window sticker for records of CS43T3C249759 -- a JY3 Honey Gold 4dr hardtop with V1Y gold top and H7Y4 gold interior that was sold new to L.W. Bush from Chicago by the Donald Marx Garage in Dwight, IL:
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Hey guys, I've got all the new car folders from Gerdon Auto sales in Corydon Indiana from 1965-1980. Here is a list of all the 73 Chrysler's sold new at the dealership, along with one imperial.
Ch41t3c238128
Ch41t3c119825
Ch41t3c140545
Cs41t3c289244
Ch41t3c245677
Cl41m3c296984
Cl41m3c333612
Cm41m3c297401
Cl41m3c156169
Cm41m3c235516
Cl41m3c328575
Cl41m3c157098
Cl41m3c197622
Cm23m3c193366
Cl41m3c303128
Cl41m3c272930
Cm41m3c199668
Cl41m3c110034
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Thank you, @kyle340! In the same spirit, a search on eBay shows "historical titles" available for purchase re: the following cars:

CP46T3D243865 in Bloomnigton IL (1981)
CL23T3C155491 in Decatur IL (1981)
CM43M3C162091 in Peoria IL (1982)
CL43M3C267140 in Michigan City IN (1985)
CL23M3C326234 in Clayton NJ (1983)
CS41T3C246363 in Deptford NJ (1983)

The tag of the defunct CL41M3C283589 (a Navajo 4dr sedan) was posted by @SGT FURY in this thread.

Now for something different: 1973-specific trim. As @1978 NYB often points out, the front and rear ends of the 1973 differ substantially from those of the 1972 model. The trim, though, is often quite similar. Yet, there are often subtle differences. Here is an example: the trunk lock cover medallion. It looks like the same part in 1972 and 1973, but the color of the cloisonné (@commando1) differs. I recently bought NOS pieces from @marty mopar -- 1973 (P/N 3695502) is red, 1972 (P/N 3586918) is gold:

1973 NYer and NYB:
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1972 NYer and NYB:
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