1959 Chrysler 300E Convertible - One of the Rarest Letter Car Convertibles
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: 300 Series
- SubModel: E Letter Car
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: E
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 84,525
- VIN: M591-100020
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 413 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Auto
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Chrysler 300 Series E Letter CarUp for auction is our 1959 Chrysler 300E Convertible “Big Red”. This is one of the rarest of the letter car convertibles around and is equipped with the rare factory cruise control option. I don’t know if this is a matching numbers car but I do believe that the transmission was rebuilt at some point. I have had this car for 2 years now and have been slowly bringing it back to life after a 20 year rest in a barn in Oklahoma. The car was purchased by the man in Oklahoma in 1982 and driven to its new home from Colorado Springs. While there the car was always kept indoors out of the elements. Since owning this car I have always kept it inside as well. Here are a few more details: Mechanical:
New Brake Master Cylinder
New Wheel Cylinders All 4 Wheels
New Brake Shoes All 4 Wheels
New Passenger Side Front Control Arm Bushings
New BF Goodrich 2.75” Wide White Wall Tires
New Gas Tank
New Gas Tank Sending Unit
New Fuel Pump
New Spark Plugs
Rebuilt Radiator – New Core
Minor leaks for oil power steering transmission
Motor runs solid
Transmission shifts fine
Car runs and drives fine. I have taken a couple short road trips in it around the DFW area with no issues.
The car was re-painted at some point. I don’t know what the original paint color was but from what I can tell the original color was red as well.
There is no through rust on the body or frame anywhere. Please see pics of under the car.
This is not a show car it’s a good driver.
As mentioned above the car was probably repainted sometime before its journey to Oklahoma and therefore has chips and wear accordingly.
There is one ding in the passenger side door caused by another car it was parked next to.
The chrome is in fair shape and has a few dings in the bumpers.
The interior is in decent shape but needs new seat foam on the driver and passenger side front seat bottoms.
The top is in ok shape.
The 300 symbol on the trunk did not come with the car and one of the 0’s and the E is missing on the side logos. Other than that it’s all there.
Please review the pics carefully before bidding and only bid if you intend to buy.
If you would like to inspect the car please let me know and we will coordinate something.