1967 Chrysler Newport Custom 440 LP (350hp) from North America
A very underrated classic
When I bought it the engine was ticking badly, I was going to rebuild the engine anyway, so when I tore it down I discovered that the shaft that drives the oil pump and distributor had sheared off at the oil pump end, so I had 0 oil pressure... good thing I didn't run it very long before the rebuild.
About a year later the car would overheat now and again it turns out the driver's side head gasket was blown, this seems to be common in the 383 and 440's... nothing too serious if you fix it yourself though...
For being such a huge car (19+ feet long) it is remarkably quick thanks to the 440...smooth as silk on the highway you could run over a Mazda and not feel it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2002