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1970 Chrysler Newport Cabriolet “Big Block” 383ci V8 Auto

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  • Big Block 383 (6.3-litre) V8
  • Customised “300” nose and tail
  • California car with US title
  • Drives and runs well

The Appeal

Hailing from the latter part of the golden age of large, V8-powered American cars, this Newport is a full-size two-door convertible that benefits from some stylish modifications.
With a handsome spec, a thumping great 383ci V8 and lots of potential, we think this smart convertible would make for a fantastic summer cruiser.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Built in June 1970
  • From the final production year of the Newport
  • 8,650 miles (five figure odometer)
  • California “dry State” car
  • Complete with its US title
  • All import duties have been paid

The Interior

  • This car’s interior has been retrimmed at some point in white and black leather
  • The top of the driver’s side headrest has split, but otherwise the upholstery appears to be in good order
  • Black carpet runs through the cabin and shows well
  • Air conditioning
  • All of the trim and switchgear appears to be present and correct, and is presented in original, patinated condition
  • Capacious boot area looks nice and solid, with a rubber load mat

The Exterior

  • Metallic green paintwork looks to be in reasonable condition, with some marks and blemishes
  • The front and rear lights and panels from a Chrysler 300 (the sister car to the Newport) have been installed
  • Excellent “hide away” front headlamps work as they should
  • All of the body panels appear to be straight and corrosion free, with just a few minor dings
  • The front and rear lower valances appear to need some realignment / refitting
  • As far as we can see, the car appears to be corrosion free
  • White fabric roof and matching tonneau cover look to be in good order, with no notable damage or tears
  • The car rides on factory specification steel wheels with polished covers and a matched set of Yokohama whitewall tyres

The Mechanics

  • 383ci V8 (6.3-litre), developing 325hp when new and driving the rear wheels
  • The engine bay is nice and clean, with no evidence of leaks we could see
  • Moroso Performance polished rocker covers
  • Three-speed 727 column-shift automatic transmission
  • Power steering
  • The vendor tells us that the car runs, drives and brakes well


Compellingly unique, this modified Newport cabriolet, replete with the iconic “Big Block” V8, would make for a wonderful project. Or leave it as it is and just enjoy cruising around in style.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Chrysler
  • Model Newport 300 Cabriolet
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 8,650 Miles
  • Engine size 6277
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Beek en Donk
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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