Detroit — A new Chrysler 300, reminiscent of the fame Chrysler “Letter car” of the late 1950s and early 1960s, has been announced by Chrysler-Plymouth Division. “The new Chrysler — the 300H — combines the flair of the letter series cars with the distinctive luxury and ride that is inherent in the Chrysler line, Glenn E. White, Chrysler-Plymouth Division general manager, said.
The 300H features distinctive exterior treatment front and rear. It has a specially designed fiber glass power bulge hood with functional hood scoop and two depressed rotary hood latches. The trunk and rear end caps also have been done in fiberglass to create fast-sweep character lines and a wing-type rear spoiler.
The 300H has been developed in conjunction with Hurst Performance Corporation, which will modify the cars prior to sale. The letter “H” refers to Hurst. The Car is available with a distinctive color scheme — Spinnaker White with Satin Tan Color accents and special striping.
Mechanically, the 300H follows the tradition of its letter series predecessors. The spirited 440 cubic inch TNT engine is the standard powerplant teamed with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and a 3.23 rear axle.
The Car also features as standard equipment a heavy duty suspension with sway bar, power steering, power disc brakes, styled road wheels and H70x15 white letter fiber glass belted tires. Power windows, power deck lid release and power seat adjusters also standard. The interior of the 300H is rich and luxurious. It has saddle color leather seats with front bucket seats with a pull-down arm rest.
The first of the letter series cars were built in 1955 and the cars continued through 1965. In all a total of 16,590 of the letter cars were built.
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