1956 Chrysler Other Newport
Based on legendary designer Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look' body the 1956 Chrysler Windsor was positioned low to supplement the brand's hot 300 series. The spectacular and correct Sand Dune Beige and Rosewood example you see here currently wears a high quality frame-up restoration that has been exceptionally maintained. Owned by one family for over 40 years and never separated from its chassis the car's 100% original body exhibits minimal signs of wear and still proudly displays original service ...stickers in unrestored door jambs. Re-chromed original bumpers and polished original stainless look almost as good as the day they left the showroom. And it all adds up to one hot coupe that considering its restoration history exhibits impeccable fit and finish. In the early '50s Ma MoPar's interest in 6-cylinders began to wane in favor of the power and appeal of proven 8-cylinders. Given that the Newport was the Windsor's ultimate offering our coupe moves thanks to an original Spitfire V8 which carries a correct "WE56" assembly stamp. In factory-equipped 2-barrel form this polyspheric mill twisted 8.5 to 1 compression into a healthy 225 horsepower. And clocking in at 331 cubic inches it was a relatively easy way for a prestigious brand to compete with more pedestrian competitors. Behind that engine an original PowerFlite 2-speed twists torque to a correct rear end. That tough driveline spins in a PowerStyle undercarriage that's complete with robust control arms stiff leaf springs and PowerPilot steering. At the corners of that chassis PowerSmooth drums ensure solid fade-free stops. And all this road-worthy hardware rolls on old school wire wheels which spin meaty 7.60-15 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls. This incredible Chrysler is a super cool cruiser that's easy to imagine as the focal point of a national show. If you're looking for a top-notch classic that'll draw a crowd wherever it goes call click or visit today!