- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 440 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible
1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible
Like Philadelphia Suburb wide travel lane “Street Road” Chrysler had a “full size muscle car”. This is certainly an oxymoron, but a successful one in the form of the 300. The convertible top version seemed like an afterthought, but with less weight it meant more speed. Plus rolling down the road in a Chrysler showed you had the chutzpah to pay for it and secretly were able to blow most of the smaller competition away. The muscle car was about to fade into history, but this last classy gasp for powerful acceleration and good handling gave every closet muscle car aficionado an avenue to get one over on the wife, and press the loud pedal and smoke the tires. Ha Ha!
For consignment a 1970 version of the 300 muscle car, and a convertible to boot! This one had the engine rebuilt at 86K, and suspension rebuild at the same time. A new top at 90K and some new seats, and we are looking like the man, can you dig it?
Hidden headlights in a very sleek horizontal “shaver styled” grille leads the way. Spinnaker White covers all the straight steel panels which are minding their gaps nicely. A long long rear quarter and trunk line hide the top when down and offer up a 1 bedroom size apartment when times get tough! A new black convertible top adds contrast to the white paint as do all the chromed trimmings in spear, window surround and shiny bumper form. In back a horizontal design emulates the front and has a long side to side tail lighting setup within the bumper. Dual exhaust peek out from underneath and tend towards the center of this car vs the edges as normal cars tend to do. 15-inch Mopar road wheels are on all 4 corners and these are wrapped in thin whites. The driver's rear quarter shows up in slightly different white paint, there is notable invasive rust on the lower panels, severe chip off, and evidence of prior bodywork that is now bubbling out.
A swing of the white paneled doors shows plenty of chrome edging, actuators and crank items revealed in good condition. A snappy vertical panel behind the door pull and armrest has a 300 badge and shiny framing. Black carpeting is reserved for the bottoms. Inside new white front puffy buckets are in, and in the center is an original armrest which folds up to become a center seat, albeit somewhat small. We are firmly in the “fratzog” area of badging which shows up on the center of the black steering wheel. In contrast to the white is a full black dash and black carpeting as a base for the chairs. In back is an original bench seat which is slightly yellowed vs the new front wide buckets. Imagine that, a muscle car with conveniences and cushy seating.
Under the hood is the numbers matching 440ci V8, topped with a single 4 barrel carburetor. A numbers matching A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission is on back and the rear axle is in 8-3/4 inch 3.23 spec. Overall some dust, slight dirt and patina are seen on and about this engine and bay.
Areas of heavier surface rust are seen throughout. Rockers are a bit rough with some invasive rust, and slightly peeling metal at the seams. Invasive rust is noted on the unibody in a few areas and lots of chipped off undercoating throughout. Floor fans are mostly solid with a few areas of invasive rust and the trunk pan displays in the same condition, and a like new dual exhaust is noted. Also front independent torsion bar suspension is on, and in back leaf springs. Power disc braking is up front, and power drums for the rear. A few areas of frowns for this undercarriage.
A quick starter and allowing those 440 cubes to get dark, I checked all the functions and found them all to be in working order. It was the off to the test track where it has nice acceleration for a large piece of Detroit Iron, bias free braking, and easy steering. No complaints here and after putting my foot into it, I can see why it was popular with family men. Kind of a stealth racer all the while looking on the up and up!
Not oft seen, this 70's designed muscle/large car was a last gasp prior to all the fuel embargo, and sky high 1.25 a gallon gas which was yet to come. Neat design, hidden headlights a plus, and the power convertible allows plenty of air to flare your hair while at speed tooling down the superhighways.
C-Chrysler 300, Newport, New Yorker
M-Medium Price Class
T-440ci V8 4bbl 350hp
C-Jefferson, MI Assy Plant
150536-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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