383ci with Automatic. Buckets Seats. Starts and Runs Good.

1968 Chrysler Newport 2-Door Hardtop

Technical specifications of Chrysler Newport 1968

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Warren, Maine, United States
Make: Chrysler
Model: Newport
SubModel: Custom
Type: 2-Door Hardtop
Trim: 2-Door Hardtop
Year: 1968
Mileage: 0
VIN: CL23G8C299578
Color: Black
Engine size: 383ci
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

First let me say that this is not my car. I am auctioning this 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom for a friend who doesn't do eBay. The car is located in Rockland, Maine. If you would like or need more information please send me an email or contact Tony directly at 207-691-4596 and we will do our best to answer your questions.

As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is 100% after (1,178) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.

How about a little history on the classic 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom.

The 1968 Newport received only a minor facelift from its 1967 counterpart including new grilles and taillights. All body styles were carried over on both the base Newport and Newport Custom lines. The standard 383cuin (6.3L) two-barrelV8received a 20hp (15kW; 20PS) increase to 290hp (216kW; 294PS), while the four-barrel 383cuin (6.3L) rating went from 325hp (242kW; 330PS) to 330hp (246kW; 335PS), while the 440cuin (7.2L) TNT was unchanged at 375hp (280kW; 380PS).

A mid-year offering on the Newport hardtop coupe and convertible was the Sportsgrain option similar to thesimulated woodgrainexterior bodyside trim on the Town and Country station wagons of this period. The Sportsgrain Newport was intended to bring back the spirit of the late 1940s Town and Country convertibles but amounted to little more than a regular Newport as there were no other modifications and interior trims were the same as standard Newports. Production of the 1968 Sportsgrain Newports amounted to 965 hardtops and 175 convertibles. The Sportsgrain option returned for the redesigned 1969 Newport two-door hardtop and convertible; however, orders for the option were low that Chrysler did not release their production totals.

Mercury tried a similar approach to the Sportsgrain Newport in 1968 by offering woodgrain "Yacht Deck Paneling" as an option on itsPark Lanecoupes and convertibles, which also did not experience significant consumer demand.

Production of the C-body Newport ended in 1978, along with theChrysler New Yorker. RelatedDodgeandPlymouthC-body cars, as well as C-body Chrysler Town & Country station wagons had all been dropped the previous year. The 1978 Newport offered theAmericancar industry's last true two-door and four-doorhardtops.

I'll be perfectly honest with you and tell you right up front that this classic 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom is in no way perfect. Rather I would consider the car to be a driver that could be driven now. You will see a photo of the door data tag to show what this car came with from the factory. I will show lots of photos including a video and tell you as much as I can about the condition of this 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom. However, I will leave it to you to contact me or the owner prior to the auction close if you need additional information or photos. We will do my best to respond quickly and honestly. You will not need to spend an arm and a leg to own this 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom.

Mileage exempt.

Check out the video here. Sorry about the delay in the video when I was trying to find the right key.

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1968 Chrysler Newport Custom 10,341 Produced

Vin Number: CL23G8C299578

C Car Line Chrysler Newport Custom

L Price Class Low

23 Body Style 2 Door Hardtop

G Engine 383ci/290hp 1-2bbl V8

8 Model Year 1968

C Assembly Plant Jefferson, MI

299578 Sequence Number

Body Plate

CL23 Chrysler Newport 2-Door Hardtop

61 383ci/290hp 1-2bbl V8

5 3-Speed Automatic

76 8.45 x 15 White Wall. Steel Rims

509 May 09, 1968 Build Date

455832 Body Number

1-4 Molding, Body Sill Narrow

3-0 Molding, Belt Line

7-8 Molding, Wheel Lip

AX-18 2.76:1 Sure Grip Axle

TRM-L6X Trim

L Low

6 Vinyl Bench

X Black

BP2 Paint

B Black Upper Paint

P Bright Red Lower Paint

2 Two Tone Paint

S-B Horizontal Black Accent Stripe

P-6 Rear Seat Speaker

R-2 Astrophonic Deluxe AM Radio

X-2 Tinted Windshield Only

b-5 Rear Arm Rest and Ash Tray

h-7 Light Turn Indicator Hood/Fender Mounted

u-1 Sold Car, Expedite

22 22 Inch Radiator

ID and Casting Numbers

Intake Manifold 2843681 1968 383ci 2bbl

Exhaust Manifold Right 2532464 1968 383ci 2bbl

Left 2463107 1968 383ci 2bbl

Carburetor 6134S 1968 Chrysler 383ci 2bbl


The interior is good with the exception of the rips in the front seats. The headliner is OK with one very small hole over the passenger's side. Good door panels and package tray. Good dash with working instruments. I think the radio and FM converter works. Good carpet. Solid floors. The horn does not work.


· Driver quality new paint;

· Passenger's side door lock needs to be installed;

· Bright work and chrome is good;

· Bumpers are driver quality;

· Good glass;

· As to body panels, they look to be original;

· Cragar SS rims are good and tires are good.


The trunk looks good with no spare but does have the jack assembly.

Undercarriage: The undercarriage is in good condition. The exhaust is OK. Brakes are good.

Engine Compartment

The engine compartment is good with what looks to be all original with the exception of the new alternator that was just installed. Not sure about the radiator. The 383ci engine starts fine and runs good.

Transmission: The automatic transmission shifts up and down the gears as it should.

Electrical: Lights, blinkers (Except Passenger's side blinker. May be just a bulb.), wipers and heater are functional. Horn does not work and we think the radio does work.

ID Photos: Important photos can be seen here.

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.


Terms of Sale:

This car is sold "as-is/where is" with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information given is what the owner believes to be true, but since he hasn't owned this particular vehicle since it was new, he does not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man's junk is another man's treasure. The description is done in as accurate a manner as possible and based on what I have seen and been told by the current owner. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier's check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the current Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.


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