1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton
To maintain Chrysler’s styling innovation, the Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton was initially released in 1941 as the Golden Arrow. Just five examples were made by LeBaron for a national tour including a stop at the 1941 Indianapolis 500.
Styling for the car was the work of LeBaron who envisioned a streamlined version of the Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton. Thus, it had a completely separate rear passenger space complete with windshield and rear-view mirrors. Realized in aluminum, the shape of the car was entirely streamlined.
Under the direction of Alex Tremulis and Ralph Roberts the design was approved to compete cars such as Buick’s Y-Job. Only five were made, two with hidden headlights.
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|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|valvetrain||Twin Stromberg Downdraft Carburetors|
|displacement||5309 cc / 324 in³|
|power||106.6 kw / 143 bhp @ 3400 rpm|
|specific output||26.94 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Aluminum over Steel Frame|
|f suspension||Control Arms w/Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs|