1960 Chrysler 300F 2dt Hardtop Coupe w/Factory AC

Price: - Item location: College Place, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: 300 Series
  • SubModel: 2 Dr HT
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 62,500
  • VIN: 8403153115
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 8
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Chrysler 300 Series

1960 Chrysler 300 F w/Factory AC 2 Dr HT

AUTOCHOICE Is Yours DOT com, LLC has never been more proud to represent any other car ever compared to this EXTREMELY RARE; 1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe w/Factory AC. Yes, you heard it right, FACTORY AIR.Turn back the clock and get into this nearly perfect 1960 Chrysler. Of the 1217 built that yea, 50 were factory air conditioned cars. Today, only approximately 35 exist. This 300F is also equipt with special "cross-ram" intake manifold for better performance. And this may be the nicest one of those 35. Also swivelling front seats were fitted as standard equipment on this 300F. This 300 F has great history and been locally owned for nearly a decade and before that another decade. It was in a museum until the last owner purchased it in 2001. Paint is flawless and interior matches. Options include power seat, air conditioning (blow cold), touch tuner radio with rear speakers and solex glass, 3.31 rear axle and 35-amp generator. It is finished in Formal Black over beige and has been meticulously maintained for years and needs nothing but a new home. You do not want to miss out on this very rear 300 F Chrysler. You will be glad you took the leap for this needle in the hay stake.For more information and to make an appointment to see this very rare classic, please call/text Don today at (509) 301-1498.Would you like some more history about the Chrysler 300 series? Here you go from Wikipedia: Chrysler 300 letter series

The Chrysler 300 "letter series" are high-performance personal luxury cars that were built by Chrysler in the U.S. from 1955 to 1965. After the initial year, which was named C-300, the 1956 cars were designated 300B. Successive model years were given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix (skipping "i"), reaching the 300L by 1965, after which the model was dropped.

The 300 "letter series" cars were among the vehicles that focused on performance built by domestic U.S. manufacturers after World War II, and thus can be considered one of the muscle car's ancestors, though full-sized and more expensive.

The automaker began using the 300 designations again for performance-luxury sedans, using the 300M nameplate from 1999 to 2004, and expanding the 300 series with a new V8-powered 300C, the top model of a new Chrysler 300 line, a new rear-wheel drive car launched in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Unlike the first "letter series" series, the successive variants do not feature standard engines producing at least 300hp (220kW), except for Chrysler's current top-line 300C models.

Contents 1 Production Numbers 2 1955 C-300 3 1956 300B 4 1957 300C 5 1958 300D 6 1959 300E 7 1960 300F 8 1961 300G 9 1962 300H 10 1963 300J 11 1964 300K 12 1965 300L 13 1970 Hurst 300 14 Collectibility 15 See also 16 References 17 External links Production Numbers 1955 (C-) 1,725 1956 (B) 1,102 1957 (C) 2,402 1958 (D) 809 1959 (E) 647 1960 (F) 1,217 1961 (G) 1,617 1962 (H) 570 1963 (J) 400 1964 (K) 3,647 1965 (L) 2,845 1970 (Hurst) 501 1955 C-300 C-300 1955 Chrysler C-300 Overview Production 1955 1,725 produced Body and chassis Bodystyle 2-door hardtop Powertrain Engine 331cuin (5.4L) FirePower V8[1] Transmission 2-speed PowerFlite automatic[1] Dimensions Wheelbase 126in (3,200mm) [1] Length 218.8in (5,558mm) Width 79.1in (2,009mm)

This first of the letter series cars did not bear a letter, but can retroactively be considered the '300A'. The 'C-' designation was applied to all Chrysler models; however for marketing purposes the numerical series skipped more than 225 numbers forward in sequence in order to further reinforce the 300's bhp rating. The 300 originally stood for the 300hp (220kW) engine. The C-300 was really a racecar aimed at the NASCAR circuits that was sold for the road for homologation purposes, with Chrysler's most powerful engine, the 331cuin (5.4L) FirePower "Hemi" V8, due to the hemispheric shape of the combustion chambers, fitted with twin 4-barrel carburetors, a race-profiled camshaft setup, solid valve lifters, stiffer suspension, and a performance exhaust system. By 1956 this would be the first American production car to top 355hp (265kW), and the letter series was for many years the most powerful car produced in the United States.

The car's "Forward Look" styling can be attributed as much to the Chrysler parts bin as designer Virgil Exner. The front clip, including the grille, was taken from the Imperial of the same year, but the rest of the car did not look like an Imperial. The midsection was from a New Yorker hardtop, with a Windsor rear quarter. Exner also included base-model Chrysler bumpers and removed many exterior elements such as back-up lights, hood ornament, side trim, and exterior mirrors. An electric clock and two-speed windshield wipers were standard.[1] There were few options available including selection of three exterior colors (red, white and black) and only one color of tan leather interior. Power windows and power seat were available but air conditioning was not available in 1955.

Measured at 127.58mph (205.32km/h) in the Flying Mile, and doing well in NASCAR, the C-300 aroused interest that was not reflected in its modest sales figure of 1,725.

When the C300 competed in NASCAR, it was painted to advertise that it was the "world's fastest stock car".

1960 300F 300F 1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Overview Production 1960 1,217 produced Body and chassis Bodystyle 2-door hardtop 2-door convertible Related DeSoto Adventurer Powertrain Engine 413cuin (6.8L) RB V8 Transmission 3-speed automatic 4-speed Pont-a-Mousson manual (racing/special order) Dimensions Wheelbase 126in (3,200mm) [4] Length 219.6in (5,578mm)"[5]

The 1960 300F introduced a new 413cuin (6.8L) Wedge engine delivering 375hp (280kW) in standard form. To boost power at lower and midrpms, a special "cross-ram" intake manifold was derived. Instead of the normal V8 engine central intake manifold with carburetor(s) on top, the cross-ram consisted of two pairs of 30in (760mm) long tuned pipes that criss-crossed so that each set fed the opposite side of the engine. The carburetors and air cleaners hung off the sides of the engine over the fender wells. These long tubes were tuned so that resonances in the column of air helped force air into the cylinders at those engine speeds. Also new were four individual, leather bucket seats with a full length console from dash to rear seatback. Swivelling front seats were fitted as standard equipment.[6]

A special 400hp (300kW) "short ram" version was produced for competition; in this, the tuned portion of the stacks was only 15in (380mm) long (though the overall tube length remained at 30"), so that the resonant effect was produced at higher engine speeds. Only 15 "short ram" cars were produced; these were also fitted with the exotic but often troublesome French Pont-a-Mousson 4-speed manual transmissions developed for the Chrysler-powered Facel Vega. Approximately 4 of these "Special GTs" are known to exist, including one convertible and one with air conditioning; it is believed that 15 were originally produced.

The bodywork was also redone for 1960, using Chrysler's new lightweight unibody construction and given sharper-edged styling with outward-tilting fins that were visually separated from sides. The "toilet seat" trunk lid contributed to a demeaning opinion of the 300F and was done away with after this one year of production.

Sales increased to 969 coupes and 248 convertibles.[7]

Chrysler 300F Hardtop The 300F featured swivelling front seats as standard equipment Chrysler 300F cross-ram