'Newport' was first used by Chrysler on some exhibition cars in 1940 and 1941 before becoming a trim choice from 1950 to 1956. Chrysler ended the Desoto brand, and aiming to sell more Chryslers it introduced the the 'Newport' model in 1961. In fact this was essentially a cheap price full-size Chrysler, sold at rates which sometimes undercut is own offerings from Dodge and Plymouth. This actually harmed the Chrysler brand. The second generation Newport was produced from 1965 to 1968, and from 1967 'Custom' could be specified as a trim level on the Newport, and for 1971 only there was a lower-priced Newport Royal. The third generation Newport from 1969, took on the 'fuselage' styling which all Chrysler cars carried until the 1974 revamp. After that it was downhill from 1976 as downsizing took its toll on Chrysler sales.
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Chrysler Newport Custom 1970 4-door sedan. 'Newport' was first given to a Chrysler in 1940 but only becoming a Chrysler model from 1961. From 1967 'Custom' could be specified as a trim level on the Newport, and for 1971 only there was a lower-priced Newport Royal.
Chrysler Newport 1965-69
Chrysler Newport 1969-73
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Chrysler Newport 1964 6-seat wagon. Chrysler dropped the Desoto brand, and to cover that gap in the market introduced the Newport badge on full-size Chryslers but at lower prices, even undercutting Dodge and Plymouth. The grille was new for 1964, the headlamps had gone horizontal in 1963.
Chrysler Newport 1964 6-seat wagon front
Chrysler Newport 1964 6-seat wagon. Newport Wagons had hardtop styling, with no b-pillar, and seated six (in two rows)