Early in its life, the Chrysler Newport was built and offered as an entry-level, trimmed-down version of the New Yorker. At first, it was offered as a 2-door coupe, but would come to include all body styles. Engines found in the Chrysler Newport were also shared by the Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars of the same era, though the Newport was more comfortably equipped. In the mid-1970's, the Newport stopped taking styling cues from the New Yorker, though they still shared the same platform; thus, many Chrysler Newport parts can also be found on a New Yorker. This eased production pressures on Chrysler, however could not save the Newport from extinction. It was retired in 1981. Fun fact: the 1978 Chrysler Newport was the last American-made pillarless hardtop.