1976 Chrysler Newport Custom.

January 7, 2013

11 comments

11 comments:

Anonymous said...


That brings back memories. My neighbors had a white one when I was a young kid. I remember playing in their driveway around it. Infact I think I lost a hot wheel car down in the front bumper!

Calvin said...

Loving the wristband protecting the mirror-- besides the fact that it's a creative temporary solution, I feel like it sums up the all-enduring love a man has for a machine, and the vision of someday.

adam.giguere said...

The broken mirror is a nice touch

cesar maisonet said...

I remember driving one for a short time. Talk about driving a boat! Don't even think about driving in the rain with your trunk heavy and speeding thru a sharp curve!

Anonymous said...

Its the s**tmobile! Before you think I am being rude, google it. This is the same model car that Ricky from Trailer Park Boys drives.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, evocative images.

You keep blowing my mind.

You both have a keen sense of what is interesting.

Kudos.

Tony Piff said...

thanks, anon. that's a heavy compliment.

Justin said...

Wouldn't mind having this beaut as a daily driver. Awesome 2 tone.

hp kid said...

I had a 77 dodge royal monaco broham in red, 2 door. It looked like this boat.

Anonymous said...

What an unusual color on this! I owned one of these, a 1977 model. It was a 4 door sedan (with upper door frames and a center pillar) as opposed to this- which is a 4 door hardtop. It was very large, but it rode like a Cadillac, and it actually handled surprisingly well. Chrysler was known for having better handling large cars compared to GM or Ford. I loved the shape of the hood as viewed from the driver's seat, as well as the cool fender mounted turn signals. The only disadvantage was it only got about 12 mpg. At the time gas was $1.35 a gallon (this was in the early 2000s), so it cost about $35 to fill the 26 gallon gas tank, which I thought back then was horrendous. Then before I had driven 300 miles it was time to fill it up again. Besides that, it was very cool and fun to drive!

clifton.ra said...

Butterscotch.