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Posted 2018-06-16 1:51 PM (#565212)
Subject: 1961 Newport convertible swivel seats



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I am looking for pictures of a 1961 Newport convertible with swivel seats.I want to see the upholstery patten of the seats.
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Posted 2018-06-16 3:57 PM (#565218 - in reply to #565212)
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Posted 2018-06-16 4:35 PM (#565222 - in reply to #565218)
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I haven't seen any or any photos of 61 Newports with swivel seats. They were way less common in the 1961 Chryslers. I do know that the vinyl interior was standard on the Newport convertibles, this would be the standard vinyl bench seat pattern. The swivels would have the folding armrest section in the middle between the 2 outboard seats.




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R41HP
Posted 2018-06-21 9:35 AM (#565403 - in reply to #565212)
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I don't think swivel seats were available on anything but 300-G in 1961 Chrysler.

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Posted 2018-06-21 10:13 AM (#565405 - in reply to #565212)
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imopar380
Posted 2018-06-21 11:23 AM (#565408 - in reply to #565403)
Subject: Re: 1961 Newport convertible swivel seats



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R41HP - 2018-06-21 6:35 AM

I don't think swivel seats were available on anything but 300-G in 1961 Chrysler.



I know of at least 4 New Yorkers with swivel seats, and at least one of them is an all original car.
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Posted 2018-06-21 12:00 PM (#565409 - in reply to #565408)
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imopar380 - 2018-06-21 10:23 AM

R41HP - 2018-06-21 6:35 AM

I don't think swivel seats were available on anything but 300-G in 1961 Chrysler.



I know of at least 4 New Yorkers with swivel seats, and at least one of them is an all original car.


I stand corrected. I looked and there is an option code for it. Must be really rare!
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Posted 2018-06-21 12:26 PM (#565411 - in reply to #565409)
Subject: Re: 1961 Newport convertible swivel seats



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Swivel seats were only available on convertibles in the Newport line.
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Posted 2018-06-21 2:00 PM (#565415 - in reply to #565411)
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christine-lover - 2018-06-21 9:26 AM

Swivel seats were only available on convertibles in the Newport line.


This 61 New Yorker 4 door hardtop with swivels is an un-restored car. I first assumed you meant swivels ONLY on Newport converts and not any other 61s at all, so I apologize in advance if you meant on Newports - convertibles only not sedans etc.

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wizard
Posted 2018-06-21 2:18 PM (#565417 - in reply to #565212)
Subject: Re: 1961 Newport convertible swivel seats



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The swivel seats was available on the '61, but the automatic swivel seats was only mounted on the '60 models.
Most probably due to bad quality of the torsion springs, cables and hardware.


The A-pillar in the '61 cars doesn't have the recessions necessary for to mount the torsion springs and hardware, which indicates that the decision to discontinue the automatic swivel seats must have been taken perhaps already early 1960.
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R41HP
Posted 2018-06-21 2:21 PM (#565418 - in reply to #565212)
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Wow! Thanks for posting those photos. I have never seen that configuration.

For the record, the 1961 order form states:

"SWIVEL SEATS Custom Manual (Newport Conv., New Yorkers, Except Wagon) (Std. 300G)"

A dealer price list I have, which has been reliable, says the option cost $86.50

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Posted 2018-06-21 2:23 PM (#565419 - in reply to #565418)
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