September 9, 2012

1971 Chrysler Newport Custom.

13 comments:

SeattleO said...

Love everything about it. I'm a sucker for seventies green...the fact that this has a matching interior is just icing on the cake.Awesome grill, awesome condition. I can't really tell...is that rear panel painted a different color?

Jim said...

These just weren't that common out here in flyover country back in the day. But my uncle had one. The washer nozzles were misdirected and would actually shoot washer fluid over the car and onto the car behind it. He used to thus squirt washer fluid all over my dad's hood and windshield when we were following him. You could see his body move as he snickered in his front seat.

Anonymous said...

This looks exactly like a car that belonged to my old friend Bill Jarmon.

Love that shot of the back seat - that's the money shot and really enhances my sense of this car.

I would guess this thing has a 383 under the hood. Yes, it's a big (huge) heavy car. But with that 383 this thing can really haul ass.

Anonymous said...

used to drive in a green(same color green)75 plymouth gran fury. it had a 440 cu with a 750 cfm 4 barral carb. it looks indentical to this car except the front end.

Anonymous said...

I love 70's mopar barges. They just knew how to build a massive car. I love how the trunk is almost as long as the hood, its hard to tell if the car is coming or going.

Anonymous said...

How many folks will this thing hold? Looks like four adults could sit in that back seat.

Dylan Beveridge said...

Love these "fuselage" fullsize Mopars of the late 60s and early 70s. Fury, Monaco, Polara, Newport, Imperial, any of them. All such gorgeous beasts.

cam.man67 said...

@anonymous: i have a friend who used to have a '71 Imperial (same body I believe?) that would comfortably seat 8 in the car. Jut to give you some perspective on the sheer size of these beasts.

Justin said...

Badass. Absolutely love the fuselage Chrycorp land yachts.

Tony Piff said...

picture #2 kills me, with the bare trees, big sky, dry pavement. also, i want some pizza.

"pizza" tag added.

Miles Buck said...

This used to be my car - i Sold it to the current owner late last year (you've also seen my Peugeot 505 here on OPC).. This car only has about 59k original Miles!
383 v8 as well. The car was in crazy good shape when I had it, and the current owner has continued to keep it in good shape. I actually miss the darn thing.

clifton.ra said...

The Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Plymouth. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_38635-Plymouth-Fury-1973.html

The movie scene where this car is throwing up turf on the road shoulder is crazy. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDoQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrFIgKk-k9N8&ei=kupoUe3VA4X4yAHg6YCIBw&usg=AFQjCNF1_oxSklg0n_NsaKdM-8BeS9fgJQ&bvm=bv.45175338,d.aWc

Kristin in Evanston said...

ohhhhh the memories.. I could write books about the great times I had in the late 70's in my '71 Newport - who was quite popular in my circle and was named 'The Edmund Fitzgerald'. My boyfriend bought it for me after college (thank you Bill). I would drive cross country in it.. in the summers.. all 4 windows down.. Rolling Stones cranking on the custom stereo. With a friend driving, I could fully lay down in the back seat completely outstretched with neither my head nor feet touching, which I loved to do. I would lay there looking up at the stars in a black Arizona sky driving all night from Chicago. After college I lived in Utah.. was a ski bum at Snowbird.. and would drive Edmund UP and down the canyon every single day - he HAULED! Not one day of disappointment - ever in his life. I almost drove the old guy into the ground from old age (and many miles), and left a love note to him in the glove compartment when I had to leave him at the end of his days. I cried!! It was the end of an era, and he was one of my great loves!