21,000 Genuine Miles: 1974 Chrysler Newport

Not only has this 1974 Chrysler Newport 4-Door Sedan only covered a documented 21,000 original miles, but it comes complete with a ’74 Sales Brochure, 3 Factory Build Sheets, and the Assembly Line Checklist. You will find the Newport listed for sale here on Craigslist. Located in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, it also comes with a clean title. The owner is asking $2,900 for the Newport. A big thank you has to go to Barn Finder Ikey H for referring this one to us.

The owner of the Newport does state that it is not perfect and that it does have a few dings and marks like the ones that you see above. The trunk was also broken into a while back, and the trunk lid has been damaged. However, he is including a good, rust-free trunk lid in the sale that the new owner will need to have painted to match the rest of the car. Apart from those few issues, the car does present really well.

The interior is described as being perfect, and that description is not far off the mark. I’ve given it a pretty careful inspection, and the only things that I can really see are the fact that the carpet is dirty on the driver’s side, and there might be some very slight discoloration on the top edge of the dash pad, but I can’t be sure. The car is fitted with air conditioning, but this isn’t blowing cold. The dash still has its original AM radio. There is an aftermarket FM converter mounted under the dash, but this isn’t connected. Everything on the car such as lights and gauges are all said to work as they should.

This Newport is fitted with a 400ci V8 engine and 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission. It is also fitted with power steering and power brakes. The car is said to be a little bit stubborn when it’s cold but is fine once it warms up. It sounds like the automatic choke might be faulty, and will need to be looked at. The tires that are fitted to the car have only covered about 1,500 miles since they were fitted, so they are basically new. The owner is using the car as a daily driver but has purchased another car, so has decided to part with this one.

The greatest strength of this ’74 Newport is the documentation that goes with the vehicle and confirms the claimed mileage. It is a clean example, although, it isn’t perfect. These aren’t a “big bucks” car, but with average examples selling for around $3,500, and really good ones going for around $5,500, this one seems like a pretty reasonable deal at the price.


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  1. Rex Kahrs Member

    After last week’s rear-end collision, thanks to a texting driver, I’d be tempted to by this car just to drive around. Gas mileage be damned, at least that trunk could absorb the impact when the next phone-addicted jackass hits me again.

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    • Fred W

      Same thing happened to me. Got out the car, went back to her window, and asked her , “Since you are already on the phone, can you call the highway patrol?” Her 90’s Buick’s front end folded like an accordian when it contacted my Honda Pilot bumper. No damage.

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  2. Steve A

    You gotta love the 2nd pic in the craigslist ad. Parked at a gas station with pump pumping gas into the flip down rear plate! LOL Probably figured, this is gonna take a while, might as well step back and take a picture! 😂

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  3. LT1 Mike

    “Period correct Disneyland sticker”, love it. Nice, big ol’ Chrysler that will give years of service to the next owner.(Just get used to putting gas in that big tank) Good luck to the new owner.

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  4. angliagt angliagt Member

    Every one of these, that I can remember,
    were all the same color,& always driven by a 70+
    year old man.

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  5. Kevin

    I love this car. Reminds me of my dad’s ’73 Fury III, which I, as a 16 year old, totaled in 1980. I walked away from it, but still remember the cops taking me to the Oak Lawn, IL cop station so I could call home and break the news to dad. Being the great father that he was he was just glad I was in one piece. Sadly, that broke his affiliation with Chrysler products which dated to 1947, when he came home from WWII. Things were not rosy for Chrysler in 1980, so he shifted to a series of Mercury Marquis & Grand Marquis from then on. There is something endearing about these cars from a bygone era.

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  6. Howard A Member

    A friends neighbor in N.Wis. has one of these sitting in their back yard, with all the other stuff, has like 1984 plates, perfect body topside and is sunk to the fenders in the dirt. Been there a while. Looked like a nice car at one time.

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  7. Will

    My first wife’s Dad had one of these while I was in HS. It did everything well. Great car. I once drove it from Washington DC to south Fla. With the cruise set at 60 mph it delivered 22 mpg. Great highway car. City car? Not so much. It’ll tow anything. This is a great price IMO.

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  8. Brian K

    The clean interior is amazing. What is with the firewall though? Is that discoloration normal? You could put some nice wide tires on there.

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  9. Chris

    When I see one of these old gems I wish I had a 4 mile commute to work. Nice heavy Mopar.

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  10. Lance Platt

    Great condition for being four decades old. A sturdy family car survivor from a bygone era…not a hot collectible. The sheer bulk and size would deter me..not my ideal car. But like others said the low price and Chrysler dependability would make this example a great work or second car.

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  11. Thomas Monaco

    Hop in my Chrysler it’s as big as a whale and I’m about to set sail!!!!!

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  12. Pete Phillips

    I really like the clean styling of these cars. They weren’t exactly common, even when new, not in Texas anyway. I don’t see the Lean Burn box on the side of the air cleaner–that is a BIG plus not to have one! Maybe Lean Burn started in 1975?

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  13. Fiete T.

    Picked up a ’76 Valiant this past August. Same color, 318, 83k miles. $1400. It’s not staying stock…

  14. Zenith440

    121,000 most likely..

    5 digit odometers ,you cant tell the mileage after 99,999 they go to 00,000 !

  15. Duaney Member

    Cost to paint another trunk lid to match will be a fortune. Too bad about that.

  16. Miguel

    This car was boring, but it is priced right for the condition.

  17. rustylink

    a great car – ask the man who owns one!

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