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1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport


1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Pluses and Minuses
The 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport was the final year for a non-wagon T&C (until the Eighties). Chrysler now went the other way, abandoning the ragtop for a pillarless hardtop, still powered by the long-in-the-tooth L-head straight eight.

A noteworthy mechanical feature was a type of four-wheel disc brakes, among the first applications for a production model. Unlike conventional disc brakes, these brakes consisted of two discs expanding inside a drum.

Frontal styling was cleaned up somewhat over '49, and there were tidier taillights, too. A very pretty car, nicely upholstered, comfortable on the highway, and beautifully constructed.

Pluses of the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport:
  • The last of the breed: after 1950, the T&C was a wagon only
  • Quite rare, then and now
  • Prices, which peaked in 1990, are still attractive
Minuses of the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport:
  • Wood upkeep difficult
  • Disc brake problems
  • Few now left
  • Prices are on the rise again
Production of the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport:
700

Specifications of the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport
:
Length, inches: 222.5
Wheelbase, inches: 131.5
Weight, pounds: 4,670
Price, new: $4,003

Engines for the 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport:

Type
Size
Horsepower
Year
sv l-8
323.5
135
1950

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