Somewhere between black tie cruiser and gentlemen's hot rod is this
all-black 1962 Chrysler 300. And when a numbers-matching hardtop
sedan is so nicely preserved and so affordably priced, you don't
have to know its definition to recognize a great deal.
Chrysler expanded their personal luxury "letter series" coupes into other lines, and 1962 was their first foray. So this is the first Chrysler 300 sedan ever. Finished in its original Formal Black, this survivor paintjob still has the hind of gloss that can draw attention, and we bet you're just ready to buff this out so you can tout how your black has held up for over half a century. The design department was really hitting on all cylinders during this time, and so they created some of the most distinct sheetmetal of the era. And it only gets better as you look over all the complete trim that highlights everything from the gun sight grille, to the distinct inward canted headlight package, to the hardtop roof, to the form-fitting taillights and bumper. It's all in amazing surviving condition right down to the turbine-style wheel covers.
The interior is just as nicely preserved as the exterior. Also just like the exterior it has a sophisticated black appearance. But while the seats, door panels, carpeting, and dash have an exceptional deep presentation, this is far from a completely dark atmosphere. The seats have a great comfortable cloth insert that has a cool gray pattern that coordinates with the headliner. And of course, there's plenty of brightwork. It's on everything from the door pulls to the buttons for the heat/defrost. And while the overall impression is a time capsule of a sedan, you're going to love getting in and driving. After all, it retains plenty of great luxury features like the power seat, AM/FM radio, and Chrysler's impressive push-button transmission. And there's just something so cool about grabbing the highly stylized, half translucent factory steering wheel and gazing at the half circle gauge package. But the feature we bet you'll like best of all are the power windows. So you don't even have to leave the driver's seat to roll down all the glass and show off the pillarless hardtop profile.
Chrysler's 383 cubic-inch V8 was their bedrock for the muscle car generation, and it makes for effortless driving in this sedan. And on a car that's been so fantastically preserved so far, you'll be glad to know that within the very honest engine bay is the original powerplant. It has been nicely maintained, including new plug wires. And true luxury cruising also means a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission and power steering.
This first ever Chrysler 300 sedan, and with a history so important, you want one this well preserved. And at such an affordable price, you're going to need to be quick to take it home. Call today!!!