1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton


1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton

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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In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at USA
coachbuilder LeBaron
production 5
engine Spitfire Inline-8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
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
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
r suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
transmission 4-Speed Automatic