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For Sale: 1965 Chrysler 300 in Franklinton, Louisiana

Vehicle Description


Very nice 300L Milestone car from Joe Amato's museum. The 4 Speed A-833 transmission is OEM (code D3), VIN C453235688, which is 1 of only 96 hardtops and only 12 convertibles made with the 4 speed with sure-grip 3.23 rear gears.  The 300 club estimates there to be about 10 of these very rare 4 speed hardtops still on the road. This oem 413 cid Engine has high compression, cranks quickly, pulls hard, and never smokes or uses oil.  Clutch, etc. has about 100 miles on them.  Other OEM Optional features are the original black Leather seats (no missing threads or tears, rips, etc.)and leather door panels, optional headrests, remote driver's side mirror, remote trunk release (incomplete), P/W, P/B, P/Seats, modern Am/Fm signal seek radio, power antennae, everything but the clock works as intended, glass headlight covers are perfect, chrome and stainless are perfect, the Black paint shines like the top of the Chrysler building, power windows work, plus cold Vintage A/C. 

The car handles and rides as new, (the oem carb filter and extra hubcaps go with the car), and the electronic ignition is new, as are the coil, plugs, plug wires,  new brakes, new Coker radial redline tires, new hi-performance clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing. The oem dash pad is like new (no imperfections such as rips, tears or bad spots of any kind), the oem Center grill running light works as new (perfect repros are available through Chrysler 300 club site).  All maintenance and needed parts have been done. The Body is straight on all sides.  Unusually good visibility for the driver in every direction.

Optional Remote adjustable driver's side outside mirror.  Look at the reflections in the paint and you will see an amazing paint job. This car has no rust anywhere to my knowledge. The 1965 wheel covers go with the car, and are in nice condition.  The car shifts, runs and drives excellently, as my mechanic has repaired/replaced the parts  needed to make this car very nice, reliable and fun to drive.  

The NADA prices for a concours 300L goes from mid-thirties to low forties with the 4 speed. I believe my asking  price to be very fair, as well as affordable for a Letter 300 in this condition. See N.A.D.A. Classics and Haggerty for values.   The high retail for a non-concours L with these options (if you can even find one with the 4 speed for sale) is $43,560, for an excellent driven car, not a concours (trailered, detailed, as-new) car. This car would be that "driver" in excellent condition. Check it out yourself and see if my description and price is "right". 

The L really draws a LOT of attention and comments or positive gestures wherever I drive it.  You are invited to personally inspect the car thoroughly before making any offer.  You can send or bring a mechanic or whomever with you for inspection.  You could Fly to New Orleans and  see the car and have it checked out. I would be confident in driving the car anywhere within the lower 48 states.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1246844
  • Price:$25,799
  • Location:Franklinton, Louisiana
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:300
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Trim Level:300L with oem Leather interior
  • VIN:C453235688
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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