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Old 08-17-2016, 08:21 PM
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I thought I would share some photos of my '79 300 (hence my user name).
This car was a special edition in 1979. It has the E58 high output police motor (similar to the Little Red Express truck). It was my late father's car, and I have owned it since 1992, which is longer than any other vehicle I have owned.

According to Chrysler they made around 3800 of these, which was a package on the Cordoba. I worked at a Chrysler-Plymouth dealer in 1979 and we never even got one in...the owners said it would be hard to sell with the $10000 price tag, and with the energy crisis going on at the time, a 360 four barrel wasn't popular.

I gave it a cosmetic restoration over the years, but mechanically it is original with 40,000 miles. My wife and I enjoy taking it to local shows and cruises.

I get a kick out of it when people look at it and say they never knew Chrysler made a 2 door 300.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:36 PM
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That's one nice looking ride. $10,000 was a lot of money for a car back then. I bought a Pontiac Grand Prix in 1979, which was very well appointed, for a little over half that price. I'm sure it has deep sentimental value to you as well.
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O dear lord that is nice! So much want!!!!
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Thanks for taking the time to share your 300

I'm looking forward to October when our shows will
start in again and especially the major ones right
after the first of the year
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I get a kick out of it when people look at it and say they never knew Chrysler made a 2 door 300.
Nice car, all stock or have you modified anything for fun?

Shit Chrysler made PLENTY of 300 2 doors lol





The Hurst models weren't available in anything BUT a 2 door.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:31 AM
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It is all factory original parts except I put a shift improver kit in the transmission.


I know there were plenty of 300 coupes, I owned a 1964 and (2) 1962 coupes.
The early 300's (1955-1961) only came in 2 doors. But many of the "younger generation" only ever saw the new ones, which are all 4 doors.
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Man oh man what a sled!

That this is a museum piece. Absolutely pristine.

Thanks for posting the pics.
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Nice ride, thanks for sharing! I love seeing older vehicles like this that are in such good shape. Thanks for sharing your sentimental connection as well.
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Nice Car.
Made me remember my LeBaron.

Yours ride like a cloud?
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