1966 Chrysler Newport from North America - Comments

10th Oct 2003, 21:06

<chuckle> My '66 2-dr HT cost $3600.99 new with a/c.

21st Jan 2004, 13:21

I just got an old 66 newport 2door ht today. fell in love with it at first sight. To those who have paid a lot more I paid $250.00 AND DROVE IT HOME! The car has a few dents and dings, but is in really good shape. I intend to fix it up for my wife who also fell in love with it the moment I pulled it into the driveway. I have a distinct felling we have just gotten a long term member of the family:)

14th Jun 2004, 21:09

I have a '66 4 door in turquoise/teal..383 big block. I've had it for about 8 years. 3 years ago it got a new engine, and just recently I added duel exhaust. It is beginning to show a little bit of rust in the rear fenders. This has been my everyday car since I was a sophmore in high school, and I have been driving it ever since. I am currently a junior in college. It has been running great. I am willing to sell it if anyone is interested. Just reply to this post, and ill get back to ya.

13th Dec 2004, 10:06

I've got a,66 four door ht. Newport that had been junked. I bought it for $120.00. My dad and I rebuilt the engine with the help of a neighbor and the car runs like a top. I just sent it in to get some body work done and a paint job. When it's all said and done I'll have a good running long lasting car for about $2500.00. In my opinion that's hard to beat. I wouldn't give that car up for anything. Its got the 383 big block with a 650 four barrel and it will get all two tons of steel rolling from rest up to 60mph in 6sec.

28th Feb 2005, 21:28

Yeah I'm thinking of buying a 66 4 door for 1000 with no engine, but its in real good condition I mean the car looks beautiful, but I just don't know, I'm thinking of making it a "low rider" any suggestions or comments?

27th Nov 2005, 12:12

Please don't ruin a Chrysler Newport by turning it into a low-rider. Please, please, for god's sake, please!! I once saw a low-rider '71 Charger. It was an abomination. The guy who perpetrated that crime should have been sent to a labor camp for life.

19th Jun 2007, 20:49

Since I prefer four-doors, I get the benefit of usually lower prices. I also get the advantage on not having to deal with doors that are a half-mile long. It's also easier getting in an out of a 4-dr. hardtop than any two-door. Sure, the two-doors are generally prettier, but...

Here's a reasonable test:

Can any of you conformists explain the difference between a four-door sedan and a four-door hardtop?

20th Jun 2007, 12:20

Gee, that's a tough one.

Not.

Four door hardtops have no window frames/center posts. Four door sedans (like the one your granny drives to the Wal-Mart), do.

The last domestic production true four door hardtops were built nearly 30 years ago (the '78 Chrysler Newport/New Yorker).

Four door sedans were (with some exceptions) the highest production body style and therefore are easier to find than other body styles. That, plus the "granny" association, equals lower prices.

Keep in mind, when you are sitting in the driver's seat looking out over the hood, you can't really tell what body style you have.

30th Jul 2007, 14:47

I've been a devoted 1966 Chrysler Newport driver since about 1986. I've had 3 total, the first one a 4 door sedan (which I loved and trashed by too much teenage abuse), a 2 door hardtop which I've given to my wife's son to drive to school and now I'm in another 4 door sedan.

I've had several other 'new' cars over the years, but keep returning to the Newport. I won't drive anything else, damn the high gas prices and the hippies. There's nothing better then blowing the doors off any new sedan on the freeway (which these cars are made for) going from 50 mph to 90 mph in a split second...

26th Apr 2009, 19:02

Hi, I am 16 and bought 1966 Newport 2 door hard top for $50 a few years ago, and have been restoring it. It has the 383 in it, and a new 850 demon 4 bbl and intake in it. I am getting it panted this week. How does metallic blue sound?

12th Jun 2009, 16:23

I have recently inherited a 1966 Newport convertible, and am clueless what I should do with it. I want to keep it, but there are a few things wrong with it, such as the power steering box and column (I know this because my dad said so before he passed). My question is: where do I find parts?

Any and all help would be appreciated!

13th Jun 2009, 11:32

You can find parts anywhere. First try the usual auto parts store, and on the off chance that they can't find your exact part, you can turn to the internet. There are small companies and parts stores around the country that specialize in everything. Just go to Google and type in "Newport power steering pump" and you'll get lists of places to contact.

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