'55 Chrysler Newport 2dr Hard Top, Solid Southern Car, Original Cruise Vessel
Sale price: $16,900.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2015-07-01
Dean Kratochvil offered usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
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'55 Chrysler Newport 2dr Hard Top, Solid Southern Car, Original Cruise Vessel for sale
Chrome and Fins Fifties Cruise Vessel !!!!
(Actually This Car's Fins Are Chrome !!! )
1955 Chrysler. /p>
Windsor Deluxe. /p>
2 Door Hardtop Coupe !!!
This is a rare example of a cool. good looking. good running. good driving and good riding Sporty Fifties 2 door hard top that is not a 1955. 1956. 1957. 1958. 1959 or 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air. an Impala. a Ford Fairlane. a Galaxie. a Buick Roadmaster. Century or Special. a Cadillac. a Pontiac. an Oldsmobile. a Dodge or even a Plymouth.
Few people even realize that Chrysler built anything but stodgy Grandpa four doors but they did !!!
This Is A Very Pretty. Good Running. Drive To The Show Car !!!
I'm a hardcore car guy and a couple of years ago I had my '56 Ford Crown Victoria at the "Back To The Fifties" car show when I ran across this car. I found it a refreshing sight as there were literally 500 Tri-Five Chevys. GMs and Fords for every '55. '56 or '57 Mopar on the grounds.
Of the 12. 00 cars at the show only 3 were '55 or '56 Chrysler two door hardtops !!!
I could just picture it slammed to the ground on air bags with 18 and 20 inch Torque Thrust Five Spokes and low profile rubber slithering through the Fairgrounds traffic.
Within 30 minutes I convinced the owner he should sell it to me and rescue me from the boring "Belly-button" cars everybody else had at the show.
I made a deal with a guy from Sweden that wanted my Crown Vic and I came home with a very coooool Chrysler.
THIS OLD GIRL IS A LOOKER !!!
Once I had the car home I realized how nice and solid it was. In short I could not make myself cut it up into a hot rod. I have left it alone and enjoyed driving it just exactly as I bought it. It's power steering. automatic transmission and over-all comfort make my Wife and Daughter as eager to drive it as I am. I've had fun but have now decided to pass it on to another lucky person to drive. enjoy or build into the hot rod of my dreams.
Here are the details;
I'm not going to try to write a description like " there is a 7/8 inch long scratch on the Drivers door 3 inches from the door handle at a 37 degree angle to the right". That is as ridiculous as it is impossible to do. I'm also not going to try to hide anything. this is an old car that has been driven since it was done. It is what it is.
It looks good.
It runs good.
The paint is smooth and shiny.
The body is straight.
The chrome glistens.
BODY- This is a Southern car that came from Alabama. I believe I'm the 3rd owner. The sheet metal is straight and solid. The floors are solid with the exception of one spot near the right front body mount. the mount is solid but the floor has a small hole there but honestly it is not big enough to worry about fixing unless you are trying to make a show car. The trunk floor is solid. The floor drops and inner rockers are solid. To me it looks like the car was undercoated when new and the bottom side has been cleaned but not painted or detailed as the car is meant to be a driver. The car appears solid to me and the repair work that was done was done well. THE BODY LOOKS GOOD !!!
PAINT- The car has one professional Base coat/Clear coat Polyurethane repaint over the original paint. This car was born blue and white. The color is Sapphire Blue Metallic and is dazzling in the sun. almost looks like Candy Apple. The finish is smooth and shiny. The car has been water buffed and glazed and looks great. NICE PAINT !!!
ENGINE- 301 Polysphere V-8 with automatic transmission and dual exhaust. I believe this is the original engine in the original condition. The car shows 41. 29 miles which was represented to me as actual. Starts easily. Runs well. Doesn't smoke. Doesn't seem to drip oil. Has the typical Chrysler piston slap on cold starts that quiets down when it warms up. My 73 year old mechanic says this is no big deal and these engines did this when new. New belts. hoses. wires etc. RUNS GOOD !!!
INTERIOR- Seats redone recently. Carpet is older. I believe the headliner and door panels are original. Interior chrome. dash chrome and crank handles are very good.
CHROME- Fifties cars need good chrome and this one has it. The chrome is definitely one of this cars strong points. The Front and Rear Bumpers and Bumper Guards and the Grill have been re-chromed at great expense. The rest of the chrome and stainless trim is original and looks REALLY nice. The Hood Bird is EXCELLENT as are the window frames. The rear Chrysler Coat of Arms Badge has some blisters.
GLASS- All good. No cracks.
FRAME and SUSPENSION- Frame is solid. New brake Cylinders. shoes and hoses.
TIRES and WHEELS- Near new radial tires and Chrome Reversed Wheels.
ELECTRICAL- New street rod type fuse box and wiring harness. CONVERTED TO 12 VOLTS with a modern Alternator.
OTHER STUFF- Factory Power Steering. Factory Town and Country Wonder Bar Signal Seeking Radio works but needs to be run on secondary battery in the trunk as it is 6-Volt Positive Ground. I took out the trunk battery and disconnected it. Horns toot. Wipers wipe. Blinkers blink. Heater works. Clock and Gas Gauge don't. It's not a perfect car but it's not a perfect car price either. Leave it as it is and enjoy it or spend a few Saturday afternoons doing improvement projects on it. It is a NEAT OLD CAR !!!
That's about it.
I've tried to describe the car well and hope I didn't miss anything.
Please call if you have questions.
Cool Can't Be Beat and Cruisers Are HOT !!!
THIS CAR IS BOTH !!!
If you don't believe me.
TRY TAKING THIS SWEETIE TO A CAR SHOW AND WATCH THE PEOPLE WALK PAST THE '57 CHEVY CONVERTIBLES TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER !!!
You Don't Have To Spend A $100. 00 + To Have A Car People Will Admire !!!
OR EVEN $20. 00 !!!!
This entire car will be sold for less than the cost of the body and paint
and less than the cost of a used Kia !!!
This car is ready to go and have fun with. I Know 'cuz that's what I've been doing with it !!!
This car is ready to drive to the car show NOW !!!
If you are not in the mood for a car show then simply:
Drive it to work !
Drive it out to dinner !
Drive it out to the store !
Drive it to the Malt Shop for a burger. shake and fries !
SOUNDS FUN TO ME !!!!!!
This car is For Sale locally as well and I reserve the Right to end this Auction at any time without notice.
Over Seas Buyers Are Welcome !!!
I can assist you in arranging low cost. professional transport Nationwide Or Worldwide.
We can have this car in your driveway in a few days !!!
Let Your Money Buy You Happiness !!!
Now for the business stuff and the Terms and Agreements of this Auction/Sale. Please read thoroughly before you bid. Your bid indicates acceptance of and agreement with all of the descriptions and Terms outlined in this Auction. You are bidding for ownership of this vehicle. not the right to come kick the tires and take a test drive. You are welcome to come examine this car before you bid. WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE !!! I take great care in preparing the descriptions of my cars so that you can a good idea of their quality and condition without the hassle of traveling but I am not perfect. A motor vehicle has thousands of parts and aspects and there is no way I can cover everything that may be important to you in a description. If you want to come and take a first-hand look I will me glad to meet you as long as I am available. If you have questions or issues that important to you please ask me before you bid. I will do my best to get an answer for you. We must receive a $2. 00 non-refundable deposit within 48 hours of the Auction end with the balance due within 7 (seven) days of the Auction end. All payments must be cash. Cashiers Check or by Bank Wire Transfer in USA funds. We prefer Bank To Bank Wire Transfer as it is quick. clean and secure for both you and me. Bank to Bank Wire Transfer is REQUIRED for all International Sales. We will hold Cashiers Checks until they clear both Banks. This can take several days . sometimes weeks. We are a Licensed and Bonded Iowa Auto Dealer and have been in business in the same location for nearly 30 years . A flat fee of $98. 00 will be added to the final bid price to cover Title and Document Administration fees. FedEx overnight costs for paperwork and Title. Dealer Prep. Handling. Packing and shipping preparation and loading assistance charges. $2. 00 of the total purchase price will be considered as the non-refundable deposit if you choose to make one payment. Iowa residents will have to pay Iowa sales tax and Fees. Non-residents of Iowa are exempt from Iowa sales tax. This car will be sold with a current and valid Iowa Title unless otherwise described. This is a used car and is being sold as/is with no warranty written or implied. As a used car imperfections may be present . These cars are rarely perfect and this car is not being represented as being perfect in any way . shape or form . Paint chips. blisters. minor scratches. buffer marks. smudges. scuffs. nicks. dings. wrinkles. minor interior wear and so forth must be considered normal wear and tear. Engine size. heritage. displacement and horse power are NOT guaranteed. All sales are final. This description is based on my personal knowledge of the car and information provided by the previous owner and/or people I consider knowledgeable about it. Neither I or my Company can be held responsible for misinformation given to me by others and passed on in good faith. I am a car enthusiast and not an expert in any particular make or model. If you have specific concerns or questions that are important to you it is your responsibility to verify it. Please call or come look at the car before you bid. It is the bidders responsibility to verify the validity of all statements in this description that are important to you before you bid. I will try to find the answer for you. This is a used. vintage car. It has been driven and is not perfect. it may have defects which I am not aware of. Such defects must be considered normal wear and tear. We can assist you in arranging low cost shipping virtually anywhere in the World. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. The Seller will not pay any shipping costs. Shipping costs incurred are not refundable under any circumstances.
If you want to pick this car up yourself or arrange your own shipping we will store this car FREE up to 14 days while you make arrangements. After 14 days the car will be placed in secure storage and the Buyer will be responsible for all storage fees incurred. The car will not be released for pick up or transport until paid in full and all payments and checks have cleared my Bank.
Questions ???? Please Call Skeet. nbsp; (515) 573-5353 days.
Or (515) 571-4691 cell phone.
DO NOT TEXT ME. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TEXT !!!
Please be aware. I spend a lot of time traveling and away from my computer. I also spend a lot of time at my lake cabin which has no computer or internet access. If you have a serious question. want to do the Buy-It-Now. want to discuss an offer or what ever. please call me at one of the above numbers !!!
If you don't catch me leave a message and I will call you back.
I will post a ton of large. high resolution pictures so you can admire this car and see her exactly as she is !!!
Please take your time. look her over well and enjoy yourself !!!
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