1966 Chrysler Convertible

I was working for a Home Owners Association in Naples FL, in 2010. I noticed this car sitting in one of the residents’ garage when he had it opened, and for 5 years I asked are you going to sell that car. The original owner finally agreed to 5 years later. The car is originally from New Jersey and has been kept in a garage all but 2 years of it’s life.

Phil Mon
Naples, Florida

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23 Responses to “1966 Chrysler Convertible”

  1. Woody Snell
    Woody Snell

    Beautiful car Phil and glad you were able to latch on to it so it would continue to be a beauty. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Doug King
    Doug King

    i have a ’67 Newport Convt. always looking for news and info on them. when i take it out of storage in the spring, i have to replace the power steering pump, the fan blower motor and wouldlike to get the radio working, appreciate any tips.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Doug,

      Mark Simpson (CCRC)
      Today 10:32

      The blower motor and Steering pump should be fairly easy projects and most service manuals can take you step-by-step through the whole process. When starting up the engine with a new power steering pump make certain you have the pump full of fluid and after turning the wheel back and forth a couple times recheck the fluid level. Nothing destroys a hydraulic pump faster than running dry.
      The radio is another animal though… often times when they fail it is something internal. I would start by making sure I had power to the radio, and a good ground, then I would check the speakers to see if they were working properly (they may need to be tested separately). If everything checked out, it would be time to pull the radio and send it out for repairs, or replace it with a known good radio, or upgrade to a retro looking new radio (saving the old one though).

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    • Phil
      Phil

      Hey Doug, I have done a lot of research and searching for parts. A few here and there. I rebuilt my power steering pump recently and sure enough I have a small leak.small enough just to drip. There are different types so make sure you ask for the correct rebuild kit. I probably will just silicone the seam. As far as the fan blower motor believe it or not Auto zone has one that fits your car for about $45. Make sure there is power to the motor. It could be the switch or resistor. I buy most of my parts through Summit, auto zone, advanced auto or eBay. Good luck with your radio, There is a company that will refurbish it $$$$. I would do like Mark says below.

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  3. Larry
    Larry

    I also have a ’66 Chrysler 300 convertible waiting to be restored. Wish you had more pictures.

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    • Phil
      Phil

      Hi Larry, I’m not sure how to add more pictures. If I figure it out I’ll share some. Good luck with your ride.

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  4. dave kyte
    dave kyte

    Beautiful car I have had several over the years since my first new one a newport 2dr ht. Among them 300s and newport convertibles and 2dr hts and one newyorker 4 dr. Just sold my last 300 convertible and have only a newport convertible that I have had since the mid 80s which is now a project and hope to get it on the road in the near future. The only other collector I have now is a 62 Bonneville convertible my summer driver. Most of these cars had 383 engines and only one a 440 which is sitting in my garage as the 66 newyorker was totaled and I saved the engine, hope to put it in something some time. Have a great time its a beauty. Dave

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  5. Mel easton
    Mel easton

    Our family bought a ’66 300 ordered from the factory. Bright red, buckets, 440 cu.in. Heavy duty suspension…the works. Wonderful ride, super powerful, lasted forever. Great memory.

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    • Phil
      Phil

      The gentleman that I bought it from ordered it from the factory too. He got the basics with the 383. Most of the 440’s came with a center console with a tach. Wish mine did…still happy though.

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  6. michael j knapp
    michael j knapp

    this is one beautiful car! What motor does it have/ transmission! I cannot see the interior, so please is the color white? By rhe way can you tell us what you had to pay for this cherry ride. Thank you! MJK

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    • Phil
      Phil

      Hi Mike. Thanks..It has a 383 XP Firepower V8 with a TorqueFlite trans. It has a white interior.
      I paid (5) g’s

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  7. Larry W
    Larry W

    I saved a ‘67 Newport convertible from the crusher. It’s very rusted but at least it still exists.

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