1977 Chrysler Newport from North America


1977 Chrysler Newport out of Missouri


The problems I have had with my Chrysler, is that it has over heated twice. Because of the hoses. But that is the only problem that has acquired since I have had it. I have made some changes. The driver seat does get worn out, and the steering wheel lock has disappeared.

General Comments:

It's a great first car, people may make fun of it. But they won't ever own a classic car like this. I'm one of the lucky people that has the chance to enjoy a car from the past.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th May, 2004

30th Dec 2004, 09:25

Talk about putting a positive spin on having to drive a 27 year old car!

27th Nov 2005, 18:19

You don't see a lot of the 1974-78 Chrysler Newport's on the road anymore, I'm a big fan of the luxury cruisers of the 60's and 70's and I still wish that they made cars this good today, last spring I saw a mid 70's (approximately a 1975 model) Chrysler Newport on sale for $800, the body was in good shape and it didn't have a lot of rust on it and the insides of the car was beautiful, at least that the mid 70's Newport's aren't as rare as the 1979-81 Newport's, my heart will always go to the classic beauties of the 60's/70's.

3rd May 2010, 02:24

Where did you get this car. Because I had one for my first car. I rebuilt it with my grandpa. I looking to get it back. This is why I'm asking? please email me back at s.williams128@gmail.com

3rd May 2010, 19:12

925 I get the same positive spin when I drive my even older Corvette. You should try it and enjoy them.

22nd Nov 2019, 13:50

My parents had new Lincoln’s and even a couple of Newport’s. I found the mid 70s Newport far more comfortable than the Town Cars. Cushions were like a nice sofa with dual layers. I liked the lack of posts so it gave better visibility. We also had a 1970 that was one of the most reliable cars we ever had. V8, no smog or anti pollution devices. Garage kept cars. The Town Car wasn’t as maneuverable as the Newport’s. Both big. These were used to go from the Northeast and down to Florida for parts of the winters. Around a 1200 mile trip each way. Comfort and quiet ride more important than fuel woes. New they were great, but they depreciate hard over time. So I do not think owners later may have cared for them as well. Parked outside, the elements (sun, rain, winter ice and snow) take a toll. If you have a garage, these older cars can remain beautiful today. Nice to see them on the road. Others become a heap and head to the junkyard if not kept up.

1977 Chrysler Newport 400 cid from North America


This car is fun to drive!


The sole "blemish" on this car is that the right rear door pull is discolored (I have not been able to locate a replacement or a vinyl paint to refurbish it). It needs a new chronometer as the brass bushing has become oval rather than circular, allowing the shaft to shift away from the gear (I am seeking someone who can repair it, or replace it).

General Comments:

I found this car in its owner's garage. It has been lightly used since new. It is great on the highway. Its being a 4-door hardtop allows the driver the see the roadway very well. The seats are very colorful, with an intricate, busy, golden design on the cloth. It uses 87 octane gasoline and gives good mileage with its Lean Burn Engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2004

1977 Chrysler Newport V8 from North America


Land Yacht!


Heavy wear on the driver's seat.

The drive shaft broke at the joint 2 weeks ago.

Starter died 3 days ago.

General Comments:

Though I've mentioned a few of the recent problems, this car rides like a dream.

Except for the driver's seat, the rest of the interior is mint.

Like another contributor to this site, I have an 8-track as well-though it does not work.

Could sleep in the backseat, and I'm 6'2"!

Body work in progress.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2004