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Wheels in the Grass

1963 Chrysler Newport - Brant, N.Y.

When the 1963 Chryslers were introduced, they all, for the first time in years, were generally the same size. Prior to ’63, the pricier New Yorkers rode on a four-inch longer wheelbase. This week’s car in the grass is a 1963 Chrysler Newport four-door sedan, which I spotted last fall in Brant, New York. I figured I should point out the timeline, as you can plainly see in the photo that the leaves are changing. But, I drove by there just last week and it’s still there. This was the lowest-priced Chrysler for 1963, at $2,964. The most expensive was the limited edition, option-packed New Yorker Salon four-door hardtop, at $5,860. No wonder only 593 were built; for that money you

'63 Newport brochure art

could have had an Imperial!

—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

'63 Chrysler New Yorker Salon