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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1966 Chrysler 300 convertible

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1966 Chrysler 300 convertible for sale. From the seller’s description:

One of Chrysler’s most attractive designs in the mid 60s was the 1966 300 Sport. The Chrysler 300 “Lettered Series” ended in 1965 with the 300L. Had the Chrysler brass continued with the alphabet into the 1966 with the 300M, it would have had a 426 Street Hemi as its only engine and would be worth a fortune today. I drove these cars brand new as a field rep for Chrysler-Plymouth and can attest to their roadworthyness. I have playfully attached 300M badges to this car but the factory supplied 383 4 barrell carb is about 100 horses short of what the Street Hemi would have been. Maybe you will correct this? Chrysler built 2,500 of these convertibles so it is unlikely you will see another. I have seen one other in the 14 years I have enjoyed this car and I am the 1966 Consultant for the Chrysler 300 Club, Inc.

The original engine showed 155-170 pounds of compression in 2005 when I had the Torqueflite rebuilt. The drive train works fine as evidenced by several laps of Laguna Seca taken in 2011 when the 300 Club got just a bit unruly as guests of the track in Monterey CA. The odometer showed 80k when I bought it in 2003 and now shows 84k. Resprayed with old school enamel in the factory correct Spanish Red Metallic under my watch and all 50 yards of stainless and chrome jewelry were removed and replaced before SMS door panels and new leather and carpet in the proper OEM style. Magnum 500 15×7 wheels, larger front and rear sway bars installed and AAJ front discs attached. Console and tach from a 1967 Dodge were owner installed with a 10 CD changer under the arm to have a drink holder, right? Digital guages show engine temp and ambient air temp plus Sirius XM provision for the tunes. Left and right mirrors from Jaguar correct the weak oem mirror situation with excellent views on the highway. Never any rust issues and handles parade duty without heat issues….you will be asked! Brand new Ssnake-Oyl seat belts installed. At the Palo Alto (Stanford) Concours in 2012, it was awarded a Tiffany crystal serving dish for “The car we’d like to drive” by the major sponsor and it goes with the car.

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Newark, between Oakland and San Jose, California
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