1940 CHRYSLER NEWPORT CUSTOM ROADSTER - 189400Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1427 1940 CHRYSLER NEWPORT CUSTOM ROADSTERhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/189400/189400_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1427 - A true icon in the automotive industry, the 1940 Chrysler Newport was an evolutionary marvel. The first Newport, known as the Chrysler Newport Phaeton (Phaeton defines no weather protection), was produced during 1940 and 1941. It was a dual-cowl Phaeton that used the Chrysler spitfire 143hp L-head Straight-8 engine with dual carburetors coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission. The Newport was based upon the Chrysler New Yorker, and was designed by Lebaron/Briggs manufacturing company designer Ralph Roberts. Only six were built. This one-of-a-kind, fully hand-built, metal-bodied tribute is as close as one could hope to come to owning the real thing. A factory 1940 Chrysler Windsor coupe chassis, floor pan and firewall build the foundation for this unique roadster, registered and titled as a 1940 Chrysler Newport. Powered by a 392/400hp HEMI V8 with dual-quad carburetors, this Chrysler features a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, posi-traction rear end, rack & pinion power steering, power brakes, tilt steering wheel, CD premium audio system, Kelsey Hayes real wire wheels and 24-karat gold trim. With just under 700 miles since completion this 1940 Chrysler Newport Phaeton represents the fine automotive artwork of the early '40s.
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