1962 300H 'LETTER SERIES' COUPE - RARE STOCK ALL ORIGINAL EXAMPLE FROM MUSEUM!
Price: US $65,000.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: 300 Series
- SubModel: 300H LETTER SERIES 413/380HP 2X4 BBL V8 COUPE
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Tan Leather
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 64,300
- VIN: 8423123379
- Color: Festival Red
- Engine size: 413/380HP 2x4 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Tan Leather
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Chrysler 300 Series 300H LETTER SERIES 413/380HP 2X4 BBL V8 COUPEPlease note that experience shows us that the photobucket of over 100 large pixel pictures posted here are in most cases best viewed and downloaded using the very latest and most updated version of the 'Firefox' browser as some other browsers and especially older browser versions are not capable of accommodating the size of the download. Over the years our clients have overwhelmingly been appreciative of our many unaltered large pixel photos posted in our ads and our feedback has been that it is very rare that a dealer will post all but the most flattering of professionally finished photographs. We prefer to post the many photos taken of the car, n sometimes unflattering but natural sunlight, n order for our prospective buyers to be able to see true and reliable images of the car advertised and that is the reason for some seemingly duplicated shots. We trust you will agree.
West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally straight and rust free and great daily driving survivor of this very rare and original long time museum owned, 962 Chrysler 300H Letter Series 2 door Hardtop Coupe with its original and highly desirable and legendary High Performance 413 CID 380 HP V8 Wedge-Type engine with its original dual Carter 4 bbl carburetors and legendary A-727 HD Torqueflite automatic push-button transmission; a car which was extremely powerful for its day and which would become the basis for a successful racing engine in Chrysler's future and cemented Chrysler's reputation for engineering great engines that would serve Chrysler well in various forms for the next 20 years.
This particular car was reportedly recently purchased from long time museum ownership with a picture of the car in the museum and is believed to have only some 64K original miles. This is a superbly straight, are and virtually completely stock surviving example of an obviously always garaged car with no signs of any accident damage and seemingly mostly all original paint with a completely straight and honest body with absolutely no rust. One of only 435 300H Letter Series coupes built in 1962 and marketed by Chrysler as quite simply 'America's most powerful car' and 'The High Performance Luxury Chrysler'.
An absolutely stunning looking car with its original wrap around front and rear picture window windshields and finished in this striking color combination with incredibly rare original leather power bucket seats in 'Tan' (Trim code 463) color with original perforations to allow breathing and with its original and matching plain natural leather headliner with beautiful original chrome headliner bows and the car is fully loaded with factory options including; full pile floor carpeting, original Push-button A727 'Torqueflite' transmission, added dash, ower Steering, ower brakes, ual exhaust, riginal 'Golden Touch Tone' AM radio with Power Antenna, eater & defroster, ower Front Seat Adjustments, ower Windows, rismatic rear view mirror, ndercoating, inted glass, lectric clock, xclusive exterior bright trim, ull gauges and original Deluxe 300H hubcaps mounted on brand new whitewall tires.
Again, mportantly this is a seemingly all original and stock surviving car which has its original 413/380HP V8 engine with its correct 1962 (2264877) special dual 4 BBL cast iron intake manifolds and original 'Carter' dual 4 BBL carburetors (3258S front & 3259S rear) and original legendary A-727 Heavy Duty Torqueflite transmission (#2205190) which replaced the earlier A-488 in 1962. The 3 speed Torqueflite was Chrysler's mainstay transmission from its 1956 introduction on the Imperial and was also sold to other luxury automakers including such European marques such as Facel-Vega and Jensen. The first Torqueflite automatic transmission was the revolutionary A-488 which was lauded at the time as being the best automatic transmission in the world but the most legendary Torqueflite model proved to be the A-727 which replaced the A-488 in 1962. Assigned to all V8 engines until 1964, eavy duty applications and trucks, he 727 used an aluminum case rather than the some 60 pounds heavier cast iron 488.
This particular car is a true survivor which was obviously always garaged and is a perfect candidate to drive and enjoy whilst restoring fully for any Mopar or classic car enthusiast. The car has recently come out of museum storage where it has reportedly been for many years and from where it was only driven sparingly and the car has new tires, ew gas tank, rakes and brake lines, hocks and radiator and consequently the car is now running beautifully (see our video on our You Tube page).
The original 'Festival Red' (Code PP1) color is seemingly mostly all original and in quite exceptional condition and the car has a beautiful all original Tan leather interior, hich is now obviously showing its age a little, ith a couple of small minor tears on the passenger seat etc, ut this all original interior is remarkably complete and very presentable and we decided not to replace any of the original leather in order to preserve this cars remarkable originality and patina. This great daily driving 1960's Mopar is a perfect candidate for the Mopar enthusiast to drive and enjoy whilst restoring. The car will be sold complete with many original items including its original 1962 manuals and dealer brochures showing the cars original purchase on 9/11/1962 at 'Rail Splitters Motor Sales' of Springfield, L.
The flagship model for the Chrysler lineup in the late fifties and early sixties was the Letter Series convertibles and coupes and were called the 'Beautiful Brutes' by the renown writer Karl Ludvigsen and produced two of the most memorable performance cars ever made. Unabashadely created for NASCAR which they dominated until 1957 when US manufacturers shied away from competition support. Originally powered by the most potent V8 Hemis yet, the 1955 C-300 (1,725 built) and the 1956 300-B (1,102 built) had a New Yorker Newport fine body styling with an Imperial eggcrate grille. Off the track the 300 proved to be about more than just performance with a luxurious leather interior and all modern factory options. In 1957 the 300-C and in 1958 the 300-D were even more potent extensions of Chrysler's hotrod and were the last of the Hemi powered Letter Series cars and sold in both coupe (618 built) and the new convertible form (191 built). The '57 Hemi produced around 375HP and the '58 optional 'Hi-Po' engine was a fuel injected 392 conservatively rated at 390HP. In 1959 the fifth edition of the Letter Series 300, he 300E was released and was a very low and limited production run with only 550 coupes (of which 16 were reportedly exported) and 140 convertibles built (of which 9 were reportedly exported). From the Chysler300country website statistics from 6/2009 only some 130 cars have survived with 104 of them coupes and 26 convertibles and 11 parts cars. Basically the same car as the 300-D but with a new horizontal bar grille instead of the previous eggcrate and a new 413 cid Wedgehead V8 instead of the fabled Hemi. Neverthless the new 413 was a true High Performance engine with 380 HP and a good second quicker than the D up to 60mph and 3 seconds faster to 90 mph. By 1962 the 300H's engine was the most powerful standard engine in any American car, et a difficult sales year for the industry as a whole led to very low production figures of only 435 coupes and 123 convertibles, ow obviously making this model amongst the rarest of the 300's and truly a rare find today, ow many are now left surviving?!
The 1962 300H boasted 380HP, 50lb-ft torque at 2800 rpm, 12 volt battery system, x4 barrel downdraft 'Carter' carburetors, utomatic choke, pecial heavy duty torsion bars, way bar, ear leaf springs and shock absorbers for the same type of front suspension as most Indianapolis race cars, arge dual exhausts with special mufflers to reduce back pressure, he legendary 727 Torqueflite 3 speed automatic push button transmission, ower steering, ower brakes, enuine hand rubbed leather bucket seats with seperate seat adjustments and with a full length sports console with built in tachometer, .23:1 rear axle for breathtaking acceleration, ower windows, 4c.i. size trunk, stradome style 'Stewart Warner & King Seeley' instrument panel clusters with most dials and gauges in one location, added steering wheel and dash, ilt-type inside rearview mirror, lectric clock, actory applied undercoating and hood insulation pad, umper guards, hrome stainless steel wheel covers, ual headlamps and optional pushbutton 'Golden Touch Tuner' AM radio, ear shelf speaker, ower antenna, ushbutton heater, ear window defroster and tinted glass.
Under the hood of this particular 1962 Chrysler 300H example is found the cars original 413 'Firepower' engine boasting 380HP and with reportedly only very low miles since new, approximately believed to be 64K and equipped with its original inline dual 4 barrel carburetors, esirable power steering, ower windows and power brakes and with the body in very solid and original condition and with the chrome and bright trim all complete including the 300H emblems with all possessing a proper patina of age. Survivors from this era are rare making this car an asset to any dedicated Chrysler or MOPAR collection. The original and obviously low mileage 413 V8 engine runs strong and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives really well - must be driven to be appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!
Simply put, he 300H was one of the most exciting American cars ever produced, ombining iconic styling, erformance and luxury, or as some would say 'the total package', nd with very few remaining Chrysler 300H's remaining on the road, his is an extremely unusual opportunity to own a correct and stock great daily driving example of this extraordinarily rare and very desirable original 1962 Chrysler 300H 2 door Hardtop coupe in very fine daily driving condition ready and for any classic American car or Mopar enthusiast to enjoy or collect and restore today!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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