YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, February 4, 2013
I guess it doesn’t matter if you park right next to a fire hydrant that’s half-buried in the ground. Usually in these photos, the old car is sinking into the sod, but this 1968 Chrysler Newport is still holding its head above water outside of an Amherst construction business. The Newport was at the bottom of a vast Chrysler lineup for 1968, which started at the top with the fancy New Yorker. Chrysler was big into angle photography around this period, and it really shows in the big Chrysler brochure, which you can peruse here. This tan four-door was For Sale when I passed it by. It was by far the biggest-selling Chrysler model for the year, with 61,436 being produced; you could have bought it new for $3,306.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know