1965 Chrysler 300
The first thing to remember, talking about the Chrysler company, is
its founder - an extraordinary man, whose name was Walter Percy
Chrysler. Born in 1875, Walter had a fascinating career. He worked
his way up through positions such as a supervisor, a
superintendent, a division master mechanic and a general master
mechanic. Following the example of Henry Ford, many American
businessmen started their own automobile manufacturing companies.
In the 20th century, many small automakers were created just to be
absorbed by bigger companies. Similarly, Chrysler was founded by
Walter Chrysler on June 6, 1925, when the Maxwell Motor Company
(est. 1904) was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation.
For consignment we give you large and in charge, from the era of
big Detroit iron where status was measured by the inch, this
beautiful example of the Chrysler 300. Originally purchased by our
consignor's aunt and passed onto him in 1995, still sporting its
original drivetrain, consignor stated original and presentable
paint, a sign board with the original documents, window sticker and
even all the books and repair orders throughout the car's history.
Take a hard look at this 46,450 title verified actual mile cruiser,
they don't come up often in this condition.
Plenty of Soft Yellow covers the straight and true steel slabs that
have been formed to create this stylish example of the 300. Gaps
are well minded, and paint, being the consignor stated original,
has not lost its luster, but does show some wear as well as chip
offs and dings. Chrome and badging are all original and all looking
good. With its loooooong hood, and 2 door passenger compartment
(more like an apartment) and loooooong trunk, I'm getting ready to
move in! A long flat roof presents with diminishing B pillars,
which was the Mopar style at the time, and looks just fab as is the
plentiful chrome trim around all the windows, trim spear just above
the rockers, and wheel wells. Within those wheel wells are
fantastically preserved tri color and polished Chrysler wheel
covers with a turbine center and 300 badging. Overall, a very nice
A swing of the massive but well-balanced doors and we are greeted
with pristine panels that have a mixture of black vinyl, 300 badges
in an aluminum field, and some a beige, bordering on gold, tuck and
roll inlay. Slipping inside we see large buckets with some tuck and
roll and smooth vinyl all in goldish beige. A central armrest can
be folded up to provide an extra seat in the front, or to make room
for your best girl to snuggle up with you. Some slight age wear is
noted on the driver's bucket but otherwise the seats front and rear
are all good. A long steel dash with black padded top present with
an eyebrow bump up for the instrument cluster and more chrome
horizontal ribbed chrome have all the original and functioning
controls. Black carpet is installed and in good condition as is the
beige headliner above which is nice and tight. Also, a note to the
trunk which has its original jack and spare tire along with a
carpet remnant lining and is very clean and very well
A V8 with 383 cubes pumps out 315hp and is fed by a single 4-barrel
carburetor, sits in a clean but original engine bay. Transmission
is a correct A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic which sends power
back to a 3.23 geared rear axle. All looking good in the engine
cosmetic department, which screams period correct!
Nice straight steel with some surface rusting, good floor pans,
wheel wells, and all clear on the mechanical front are seen
underneath. Torsion bar upfront, and leaf springs in the rear make
up the suspension, and drum brakes with fresh pads and wheel
cylinders are all around. A newer Borla dual exhaust system is now
on to handle the exhale from the big V8 up front.
This example started right up and drove nicely as expected with a
large car as such. Handling is cushy, and because of its size it
will not turn on a dime, but cruises wonderfully, providing a very
smooth ride. Noted, the radio has recently stopped working and the
time adjuster for the clock has come off, but all other buttons and
knobs function as they should.
Mostly original, well kept, low miles, exterior in fine shape, get
in, turn the key and feel those 315 horses take you down the road.
What more could you ask for?
6-Newark, DE Assy Plant
196976-Sequential Unit Number
22-Fender Opening Reveal Skirt
82-Front Bumper Reveal Molding
96-Lower Deck Molding
AB62-383ci V8 4bbl 315hp
E5-Heater & Defroster
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.