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Old 05-02-2007, 04:15 AM
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Chrysler Newport Phaeton 1940-1941

Chrysler Newport Phaeton

The first Newport, known as the Chrysler Newport Phaeton, was produced during 1940 and 1941. It was a dual-cowl phaeton that used the "Chrysler Spitfire" 143 hp (107 kW; 145 PS) L-head straight-8 engine with dual carburetors coupled to a three-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.Actress Lana Turner owned a Newport Phaeton, as did Chrysler founder Walter Chrysler, who used it as a personal car. Five are known to exist today.

The Newport Phaeton served as the pace car for the 1941 Indianapolis 500 race. This pace car, chassis number C7807503, was the only one that did not have hide-away headlights and became the personal property of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. after the race.

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Old 05-02-2007, 04:51 AM
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I have a picture of the red one there, only from above, because thats from the Diamler-Crysler museum in Detroit, Michigan. Very pretty car.
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