What do you think I should offer for this 68 Newport 2-door?

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Ok, I'll check that this afternoon. Another interesting thing I noticed is the rear springs have 7 leafs. You can tell by the picks isn't not slumping in the back and in fact has a bit of a rake. Was that ever a factory option?
 

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I think that would have come with only the 440 TNT option, HD suspension or trailer towing. Somebody more familiar with the fender codes might solve this. The best I could come up with:

CAR: Unknown Make and Model.
ENGINE: 383cid 2-bbl V8
TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Manual Column Shift
TIRES: Unknown tire code
BUILD DATE: April 08.
AXLE: Unknown Axle Code
INTERIOR:
PAINT:
OTHER: Racing Green Metallic Upper Door Frame Color. Unknown Color Racing Stripe.

MOLDINGS:
14: Sill Mouldings
30: Body Belt Mouldings
88: Unknown Option

ABC OPTIONS:
S2: Unknown Option

abc OPTIONS:
g7: Unknown Option
u1: Sold Car When Built (Somebody Ordered It
 

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Kinda hard to see the stamp in this pic, but it's a 4 speed

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I assume the flywheel is not supposed to be exposed like this, so something is missing
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comparing it to this chart, I'd say it looks more like the B-body style vs. the A-body
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Not to hijack your thread but I just bought a 68 Newport with a SureGrip, 727 torqueflight, 383 w/Edelbrock 750 (carb & manifold are after market - car came with a 2bbl), less than 70k documented miles, I have the window sticker, original receipt of purchase, and the build sheet. The interior is in pristine condition and we even got the AM radio working last weekend.

I have had to replace ALMOST the entire braking system so far and I have given it a major tune up. Needless to say she starts and idles pretty good now. Next is a new exhaust system from the manifold back (can't decide on Waldron aluminized or TTI Stainless). I am going to put a cherry bomb on it in the interim (looks like the stock, single exhaust).

I am also looking for all of the belts & hoses (hoping to find a package deal, would like to get 2 of each to be safe and initially replace all and also have spares).

I need someone to look at (and probably rebuild & tune) the Edelbrock; it is sputtering and backfiring.

The steering is INCREDIBLY loose - kinda scares me to drive it down the road - probably just need to get used to it. I would like to find a local shop that can go through the front end steering and suspension...probably do a front end alignment. Also inspect the torsion bars and level out the ride height.

She still needs tags and a safety inspection. I have an appointment at DMV on June 17 for the tags & title transfer. Then on to a local VA inspection station.

These are super cool cars though, no? LOVE the lines on the 2 doors!
 

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Kinda hard to see the stamp in this pic, but it's a 4 speed

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I assume the flywheel is not supposed to be exposed like this, so something is missing
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comparing it to this chart, I'd say it looks more like the B-body style vs. the A-body
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The stamped heavy steel dust cover is missing. A blessing in disguise now that you can acces the clutch disc and free it up off the flywheel.
4 speed is a bonus. Worth keeping if you can figure out whassup with the shifter linkage
 

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have you tried rocking or towing it back and forth while working the pedal?
 

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if you get it free, cut a piece of 2x4 to wedge between the seat and pedal or it will stick again.
 
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