What does a base 66 Chrysler look like? Part 4

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. Verse

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    Here is the final installment of the base Chrysler.
    This is the "window sticker" for this car. Not many options.

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    The fender tag is quite sparse.

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    The steering is manual.

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    The brakes are manual too. Drums all around.

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    But you did get the mighty 270 HP 383; with 2 BBL and single exhaust.
    The wipers are variable speed.

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    Dual horns.

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    This car was optioned with undercoating, which included all of the hood pad.

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    And finally; there is no trunk light either.

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  2. detmatt

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    Early build, August 19th.
     
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    That it s one of the coolest ...no the coolest Newport I've seen!! You're very lucky to be its custodian!!
     
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    My 300's a early build too. Aug. 26th.
     
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    I laugh at the sticker option: seat cushions, foam front and back. What do you get if you didn't pay $23.65, a wooden bench seat. :)
     
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    From researching the "Library" at www.hamtramck-historical.com, it appears that the additional foam is a mandatory option on the vinyl interior. Which replaces "cotton padding" on the rear seat? Couldn't find the footnote numbers for further explanation.

    That particular option is standard on non-Newports, so it puts the Newport on the same level as the other Chryslers, in that particular area.

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    Cool car. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

    Why not combine all these into one thread?
     
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    I was limited to 10 photos in the post.
     
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    You just got the cotton stuffing.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments! I really enjoy this car and drive it as much as possible. Driving it requires all my arms, legs, and eyes. It is a dream ride on the highway.
     
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    You can add 10 more in a reply to that one, and 10 more on the next, and so on.
     
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