1970 CHRYSLER 300H HURST CONVERTIBLE-ONE OF ONE PLUS HURST HARDTOP-2CARS1AUCTION
Price: US $124,900.00 Item location: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: 300 Series
- SubModel: 1970 HURST CONVERTIBLE PLUS HURST HARDTOP-2FOR1
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 91,119
- VIN: CM27U0C231583
- Engine size: 440 Cu. In. TNT
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Chrysler 300 Series 1970 HURST CONVERTIBLE PLUS HURST HARDTOP-2FOR1NOTE: In addition to the one of one 1970 Hurst Convertible described below, teve McCloud also owned a 1970 Hurst Hardtop. There were between 485-500 of these built. The family was going to keep this car and restore it. However, ircumstances have changed.
THEREFORE, HIS AUCTION IS FOR TWO 1970 CHRYSLER HURST EDITIONS! THE ONE OF ONE CONVERTIBLE PLUS THE ONE OF 485-500 HARDTOP! FOR ONE PRICE, OU WILL RECEIVE NOT ONE, UT TWO RARE CARS! YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANOTHER AUCTION ON EBAY LIKE THIS. BOTH CARS ARE LOCATED AT THE SAME PLACE. BOTH CARS HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR DECADES, ND THE FAMILY OF STEVE MCCLOUD DECIDED THEY SHOULD STAY TOGETHER. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, HE ORIGINAL AFTERMARKET WHEELS THAT WERE ON THE CONVERTIBLE IN THE HISTORICAL PHOTOS ARE CURRENTLY MOUNTED ON THE HARDTOP! THIS IS INDEED AN INTERESTING DEAL. THE LAST PHOTO ABOVE IS THE HARDTOP. UNLIKE THE CONVERTIBLE, HE HARDTOP NEEDS SOME RESTORATION WORK. HOWEVER, T IS A RUNNING, RIVING CAR. IN ADDITION TO THE PHOTO ABOVE, LICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE HARDTOP PHOTOS:
CHRYSLER ENTHUSIASTS, ERE'S A CHANCE TO OWN NOT ONE, UT TWO OF THE RAREST 300 SERIES EXAMPLES YOU'LL EVER SEE TOGETHER..
This Ebay offering is for a very special car, specially for the Mopar enthusiasts. This is the one of one 1970 Chrysler 300H Hurst convertible, ffectionately known as the “Parade Float”, hat appeared at race tracks and made appearances across the country. The promotional vehicle featured a towering Hurst shifter and a platform for iconic Miss Hurst, inda Vaughn, o stand on. After the Chrysler was removed from service, t was purchased by an elderly man in Jacksonville, lorida. It was then purchased in 1976 from the Florida man’s estate by avid Chrysler collector Steve McCloud in Tennessee. This is the same Steve McCloud that owned 1955 Chrysler C300, IN number 3N551001, he first Chrysler 300 scheduled for production, nd several other rare Chryslers. Mr. McCloud, nd the convertible, ere nationally known in Chrysler circles, ace tracks, arades, agazines, nd in the Chrysler 300 club. Several articles were written on Mr. McCloud and the car. He displayed the car, nd even made several nostalgia appearances with Miss Vaughn, ncluding a reunion at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1993, s photos will show. The car was then put in storage. This Chrysler is still in the possession of the collector’s immediate family. First time available for sale. The location of this car has been a question for years. The question has now been answered. It is still owned by Steve McCloud’s immediate family. This is the first and only opportunity to purchase the one of one 1970 300 Hurst convertible.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PHOTO OF THE ENGINE PAD WITH VIN NUMBER STAMPED ON IT:
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PERIOD HISTORICAL PHOTOS. THE TWO OLDER PHOTOS ARE AT RIVERSIDE, 970, ND BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY, 970. THE THIRD IS A REUNION APPEARANCE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN 1993. IN THE PHOTO, WNER STEVE MCCLOUD IS DRIVING THE CAR, ITH LINDA VAUGHN ON THE BACK:
CLICK ON THIS PHOTOS FOR MORE HISTORICAL PROVENANCE ON THE HURST. THERE ARE BOXES OF PERIOD DOCUMENTATION THAT ARE WITH THE CAR. INCLUDED ARE ABOUT 150 PERSONAL PHOTOS NEVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC. THEY DOCUMENT THE CAR AND STEVE MCCLOUD AT VARIOUS APPEARANCES, ANY WITH LINDA VAUGHN. THERE IS A FLORIDA REGISTRATION FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNER FROM 1974. ALSO, ARIOUS RESTORATION PHOTOS, ERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, IAGRAMS, ND GENERAL INFORMATION:
This is not a clone or a tribute. According the official Chrysler Registry “Production Option Code Books”, wo 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst convertibles with VIN number beginning with CM27U0C were SCHEDULED for production. All other Chrysler sources state that one Hurst convertible was MANUFACTURED. Anecdotes from the past have suggested a “second car.” A rumor had floated around for years that another 300 Hurst Convertible was built, ut totaled by a train in a joy ride by a Chrysler executive. There is no available documentation to support this theory, herefore unproven. There was also one other “special built” Chrysler Convertible. However, his car had a black interior, as born a T code 350 HP engine, nd received a dealer transplanted Hemi engine, o it was not a true 300 Hurst Convertible. In fact, r. McCloud also owned this car for a short period of time. However, e soon sold it, s his collection featured only rare, factory built” Chryslers. Therefore, he Chrysler offered in this ad, s the lone 1970 Chrysler 300H Convertible built to participate in the promotional tours, nd is the only “Parade Float” that has ever been in existence. 91,119 original miles on the odometer. Essentially is original, tock configuration with the exception of maintenance and repair items.
CLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE MCCLOUD CONCERNING THE HURST AND HOW HE FOUND AND PURCHASED IT, ROM MUSCLECARS MAGAZINE, AY, 995.
Please read the complete ad, nd view all photos. There is absolutely no doubt as to the identity of this car. The VIN number, riginal fender tag, wnership chain, eriod historical articles and photos, nd public knowledge verify this.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR AN ARTICLE FROM MUSCLECAR CLASSICS MAGAZINE, ECEMBER,1989. MR. MCCLOUD MADE AN APPEARANCE WITH THE HURST AT THE 1989 MOPAR NATIONALS, ELD AT NATIONAL TRAIL RACEWAY IN OHIO:
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PHOTO OF LINDA VAUGHN AND ANOTHER HURSTETTE WITH THE CONVERTIBLE:
During the golden era of muscle cars, ost of the models fit a certain criteria. Most were intermediates in size, nd some would even be considered compacts. However, he most unique were the full size variety. The Impala, rand Prix, atalina, alaxie, orino, oronado, oadrunner, oronet and others broke the muscle car mold and provided big power with a big body to satisfy a buying public that desired speed, ut also space. Chrysler can be credited with pioneering this idea with the Chrysler 300. It is recognized by many as the first muscle car, ffering the first 300 HP engine as early as 1955.
The Chrysler 300 letter series cars were high performance luxury cars that were manufactured between 1955 and 1965. Chrysler shocked the automotive public and also it’s competitors with the 300 horsepower C300 in 1955. This high powered monster featured heavy duty suspension, ree flow dual exhaust, nd the dual quad Hemi engine with a solid lifter cam that actually produced a lope at idle. NASCAR and AAA (USAC) are the venues that really launched this car into the spotlight. It began at Daytona. Brewster Shaw, wner of San Juan Motors Chrysler dealership in Daytona, nd Warren Koechling, riving for the Carl Kiekhaeffer team, emolished all records in the multiple speed events of the Daytona Speed Week, efore the actual race. Shaw piloted his own Chrysler 300, IN number 1001, nd Koechling wheeled VIN number 1002. These were the first two Chrysler 300’s manufactured. In the Daytona NASCAR race, im Flock and Lee Petty finished one and two in 300”s. Chrysler 300 teams won both the NASCAR championship and the AAA championship in 1955. Chrysler 300’s repeated this feat in 1956.
For 10 years, he Letter Series 300’s were the dominant high performance big vehicles.However, ith the changing times of the early '60s, he full-size super car era came to an end. The 1965 300L was the final year of the traditional letter series.
Luckily for Chrysler fans, n 1969, im Wangers was working as an executive VP for Hurst Performance Research, nc., n Royal Oak, ichigan, e was thinking about those potential car buyers who would appreciate an automobile that reflected their desire for something upscale, owerful, nd attention-arresting. After careful consideration, im felt Chrysler would be receptive to reviving its full-size super car tradition. He was right, nd the foundation was laid for the Chrysler-Hurst joint venture, hich ultimately resulted in the 1970 300 Hurst, r 300H.
. The 300H was based on the 1970 Chrysler 300 Series 2-door hardtop. It was a natural for the Hurst treatment due to its fuselage styling, eaturing a rounded body with sculptured crease lines. All were assembled at the Jefferson Ave. plant in Detroit, I. They were shipped to the Hurst facility in Brighton, I. Once finished, he Hurst 300s were shipped back to Jefferson Assembly for final inspection, nd then sent to the ordering dealerships (most 300Hs were customer-ordered, ome were designed for dealer stock, nd a few were built for the sales bank). The standard package was the same on all the cars. However, xtra options could be ordered. Production numbers vary according to several sources, ut all agree that between 485 and 500 were built.
Then there was one more. The convertible. Hurst and Chrysler decided to manufacture one Special Public Relations Vehicle, convertible, ustom designed for appearances across the country to promote the Chrysler and Hurst brands. While the hardtops were essentially built in groups on the assembly line, he convertible was a purpose built vehicle. Therefore, here are both similarities and differences between the two.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR ADDITIONAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF THE HURST, NCLUDING SOME AS THE CAR WAS DISCOVERED IN THE STORAGE BUILDING, MMEDIATELY AFTER THE CAR COVER WAS REMOVED:
300 HURST CONVERTIBLE FENDER TAG DECODING:N51- Max Cooling SystemS61- Tilt/Telescopic Steering WheelB41- Front Disc Brakes- 10” Rear Drum BrakesG11- Tinted GlassV78- Longitudinal Accent Stripe DeleteL31- Turn Signal Lite- Hood and FenderP45- Power Deck Lid ReleaseC21- Center Front Cushion Arm RestP28- Power Seats, eft, ightV3W- White Convertible TopH51- Air Conditioning with Front HeaterR23- Search Tune AM/FM RadioR31- Dual Rear Seat Speaker with StereoP31- Power WindowsP41- Power Door LocksEW1- Spinnaker WhiteM6XW- White Vinyl Bucket Interior with Black AccentsEW1- Spinnaker White Upper Door Frames505- Tuesday, ay 5, 970 Scheduled Production DateQ06993- Order Number- Special Public Relations Vehicle (Q)06993E86- 440 Cu. In., our Barrel, 75 HP TNT EngineD32- A727 Torque FliteCM27 -Chrysler 300 Hurst ConvertibleU0C- TNT Engine, 970 Model, efferson Ave. Assembly Plant231583- Sequential Number
Similarities-The first similarity is that all Hurst Chryslers were outfitted with the E86, 40 Cu. In., 75 HP TNT engine. Torque Flite transmission. V78 Accent stripe delete is present also, ecause the striping was done at the Hurst facility. Either power button, r under dash lever activated trunk release, r both. Due to the rear spoiler, key lock could not be accessed. All also had dual power seats, ower windows, pinnaker White, nd front disc brakes.
Differences-The hardtops were pulled off the assembly line in small groups for shipment to Hurst. Although they were manufactured over a period of months, ll were assigned a 125, r January 25, uild date. The convertible, owever, as assigned the actual build date- 505, ay 5. All the hardtops featured M6T5 tan leather interior. A M6XW, hite vinyl with black accents, as installed in the convertible. The hardtops were designated with a standard vehicle order number. The convertible was assigned the Q prefixed (Special Public Relations) vehicle order number. This is the only one with that prefix. Finally, he A12 fiberglass hood designation. Although all Hurst cars received the fiberglass hood, ot all display the A12 on the fender tag, epending on early or later production. However, ccording to Chrysler Registry “Production Option Code Books”, t is correct that the convertible does not have the A12 on the fender tag.
The convertible has been in storage for a period of time. The car is in very good condition. Due to time in storage, ould use a detail. Hurst originally refinished the car in Spinnaker White Pearl lacquer with the Gold Leaf stripes. After years of display and driving, he original lacquer was showing wear and cracking. McCloud sent the car to a restoration shop to have the car stripped and repainted in 1988. Spinnaker white exterior finish with all the Hurst graphics and decals, ncluding the large Hurst quarter panel decals. NOTE: The reason the original H decal is different from the current one is simple. The original was a one of a kind, esigned for the convertible. When McCloud had the car repainted, e sent to Hurst for decals and this is what they sent him. Modern vinyl graphic technology was not available in the 1980's. An exact replica of the decal could be reproduced today. However, he current decal has been on the car since 1988, nd is probably better known than the original. White convertible top was replaced a while back. Fiberglass scooped hood and trunk lid with spoiler. Original Magnum road wheels. Hood and fender turn signals.
Original white, ual power bucket seat interior with center folding armrest. Everything in the interior is basically original. Power windows and locks. Search Tune AM/FM radio. Original Hurst shifter with original shift knob. Air conditioning. Both button in glove box and under dash lever for trunk release. Power steering. Power disc brakes. Tilt/telescopic steering column. Tinted glass. Rear stereo speakers.
Original 440 Cu. In., 75 HP TNT engine. Engine and engine bay is stock and original, ith the exception of maintenance and repair items. Heavy duty cooling system. Four barrel carburetor. Torque Flite automatic transmission.
This may be the only time this car will be available for sale again. Do not miss the opportunity to own one of the most recognized and iconic collaborations of Chrysler/Hurst in the history of the Muscle Car Era.
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