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Engine Size
360 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

1979 Chrysler 300

1979 Chrysler 300

Chrysler first introduced the 300 back in 1955, and with the debut of that high-performance 4-seater some would say the idea of the muscle car was born. Over the next 10 years, Chrysler would bring to market a range of 300s now referred to as the “letter series,” starting with that first 300 and continuing on with the 300B, 300C, 300D — a new letter every year with the final 300L in 1965. These special Chryslers were among the fastest production cars on the road, equipped with the latest in luxury features.

For consignment, the rebirth of the 300 series for the first time since 1965. This 1979 first year version only had a production run of 4,292 so it's a somewhat rare bird. Its V8 engine, boxy square and rectangle design, large slabs of Detroit iron make this large sports car adorned with much luxury if you will, but you could still stay with the best of them. Turn on the AC and let's cruise at 125mph!

The 300 of 1979 started out as a standard SS-platform vehicle which was coded A74 for the option code. The cars were all painted EW-1 Spinnaker White, and began the conversion process with a decor package that put special "300" emblems on the grille, door panels, taillight lenses, and wheel centers on 15 inch police wheels. Red, white, and blue pin striping down the sides, edging the deck lid and around the remote sport mirrors gave the car additional character, while gold "300" numbers were etched into the fixed rear quarter windows with a decorative pad attached beneath the opening. The egg crate grille is painted black with the 300 medallion mounted to its center instead of the stand-up hood ornament on the Cordoba, and a set of front fender louvers, and dual rectangular headlights and quarter corner lights gave the car its sophisticated look, but it's a wolf in a white tuxedo.

Deep red Corinthian leather covers many of the surfaces inside. This includes but is not limited to the door panels front high back wide overstuffed buckets and rear bench. The front buckets have a stitched band running on either side of the inserts and some faux buckles are also stitched into this band. A red center console races through the buckets and up towards the dash. It sports a machine swirl aluminum panel on its top and red molded plastic wrapping around the hump on either side. A nice black ball topped shift lever is reaching for the driver. The dash front for the instrument cluster is also in the machined swirl pattern and has 2 round gauges flanking the steering column and some black panels containing various knobs, pulls and levers as well as some warning lights on either side. More controls are within a lower back band below the machined dash front and above is a nicely preserved crack free dash top. Some push button controls, and a stereo which houses AM/FM and 8 track player. The remainder of the dash is red and sports some of the red, white, and blue Three Hundred badges in a small machined swirl panel above the red glove box. A cove a tight, smooth red vinyl headliner is mounted and below miles of such red carpeting abound to float the chairs.

The heart of the matter next to all the luxuries and conveniences of the interior we have a 360ci V8 which is numbers matching. This fits within an unrestored yet very clean original engine bay. It's topped with a factory 4-barrel carburetor and has a numbers matching A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic on back. This throws power rearward from the 360 cuber to a 9-1/4 inch 3.23 SureGrip rear axle. Looking good and original under this hood!

Surface rust is nearly non-existent with a solid unibody and floor pans as well as body hangers and rockers. For the front we note independent torsion bar suspension and power disc braking, and for the back leaf springs and power drum braking. Dual exhaust is seen working its way rearward for a downward facing below the bumper exit.

I just love these luxurious executive muscle cars and this one did not disappoint me. Off to the test track where it has limitless acceleration, good handling and easy driving with automatic trans and power steering and braking. All the amenities were functioning swimmingly, save for the horn which clocked but did not produce any sound. All else was a great experience, and a nice throwback to my college days spent in beautiful downtown Rochester, New York.

Only 4,292 examples for this year and this one is all original and all excellent condition. Square and rectangle design, hemi power and a luxurious interior make this an executive cruiser and silent killer if you may want to!

S-Special Price Class
22-2 Door Hardtop
L-360ci V8 4bbl 195hp
R-Windsor, Ontario, Canada Assy Plant
206179-Sequential Unit Number

Special Price Class
2 Door Hardtop
L9R: 360ci V8 4bbl 195hp
Windsor, ONT, CAN
206179:Sequence number
E58: 360 cid 4 barrel V8 195hp
D36: A727 3-Speed Automatic
EW1: Spinnaker White
DLR4: Trim - Luxury, Leather Buckets, Red
000: Full Door Panels
315: Build Date: March 15
A02870:Order number
EW1:Spinnaker White Top Color
U:USA Specifications
045: Unknown
676: Unknown
A26: Unknown
A74: Chrysler 300
C16: Console w/Woodgrain Panel
C55: Bucket Seats
C97: Trunk Dress-Up
G55: Outside LH Remote Painted Racing Mirror
G67: Outside Dual Remote Mirrors
G77: ENE Mirrors
H51: Air Conditioning with Heater
L37: Concealed Headlamps
M25: Wide sill moldings
N37: Unknown
N41: Dual Exhaust
N88: Auto Speed Control
N94: Unknown
P31: Power Windows
R32: Dual Rear Speakers
END:End Of Codes

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