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1967 Chrysler Newport Convertible cruiser (Ruby)

We picked this gem up yesterday as a cool ride to cruise in this summer.

Though this thing is 19.5 ft long, it scoots right along. This is not a show car, but it is a really solid driver. It has been painted 2006 PT Cruiser Inferno Red. It was manufactured out of the Chrysler plant in Jefferson Detroit. The guy I got it from won it on eBay in 2005 from a guy in Thomasville North Carolina. The truck and floorboards have been replaced and look like new.

This boat has a real Mad Men feel to it. I had to drive it home in the rain yesterday. Let’s just say I will need to make few adjustments to make it more water tight.

Things I plan to do to this cruiser are; have the front and rear bumpers re-chromed, probably rebuild carb, overall tune-up and fluid change, polish the aluminum wheels, try to find the lower rocker trim that is missing on both sides, and just tinker with it a lot. Oh, and if you read this and have those trim pieces please reach out to me!😃

Once I get “Ruby” all dialed in she will be a regular run around town grocery getter.

Now that we live in the Bay Area, I would love to take this car over the Golden Gate Bridge with the top down and the sun shining.

We will keep you updated on Ruby’s progress. Here are some additional photos….

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