Restoration 100% completed see photos on Picasa. E-mail for access code.
History of the 300F
For sale is this Chrysler 300F. In 1960, the Chrysler corporation produced only 964 of these coupes, and it is estimated that only 5% of these cars were painted Toreador Red. The 300Fs boasted a 375 hp, 413 cubic inch engine that delivered an incredible 495 lb/ft of torque. The dual 4-barrel carburetors on the 30" long ram manifolds added an additional 45 lb/ft of torque over the performance of the 300E, over a wide RPM range. The Chrysler 300F cars were THE class of the field at Daytona, where six of them took the first six spots in the Daytona Flying Mile. 1960 was also the first year of Chrysler's famous unibody construction and electroluminescent instrument panel lighting. The cars were equipped with four individually upholstered leather bucket seats, and a full-length console that housed window controls and a tachometer. The front seats swivel out.
History of this particular 300F (8403146818) Which is now on October 1, 2012 95% completed full nut and bolt body off restoration. On a very straight and mostly rust free car this process is spectacular.
This 300F was shipped to Cypress Motors in Monterey, CA on May 2, 1960. It resided in California for its entire life until coming to Washington state in about 1988. It has been driven less than 2000 miles since 1987 and has been stored indoors since its arrival in Washington.
Standard features that came with all 300Fs (and are on this car) include:
413 ram-induction engine
Torqueflite automatic transmission
Four individual leather-trimmed bucket seats
Front swivel seats
Full console with tachometer
Remote-control lefthand rearview mirror
Prismatic interior mirror
Padded steering wheel
Variable speed windshield wipers
Push-button windshield washer
Interior light package
900 x 14 Goodyear Bluestreak Highspeed tires
The car is not missing anything. It was originally Toreador Red (paint code PP1) and copied very well. The wheel wells were not rusty; in fact, you coul still see the original spot welds. The floor pans are quite nice; and there was very little rust and all has been completely removed and professionally prepared and painted.
The car has gone thorough a complete restoration. It had minor rust in the trunk floor, and lower quarter panels and the typical rust in the rear trunk gasket lip.
The restoration is finished; I have almost 4000 photos of the entire restoratin which will go with the car.
All parts were rebuilt remanufactured or new but not limited to the following list:
Original engine, heads and transmission
Four wheel-covers with medallions
Five original 14"x 6.5" wheels
Complete long ram induction assembly with carburetors, air cleaners and linkage
Ram induction inner-fender access panels
Nice used deck-lid
Windshield washer hardware
Radiator core support
Hood latch panel
Battery hold-down hardware
Dipstick and tube
Nice straight rear bumper
Original Radio restored, added FM Stereo and MP-3, including foot control for signal seeking feature/
All dash instruments and knobs including luminescence and power supply and switches were restored to new by J C Auto Restorations.
Airtemp original air conditioning system upgraded and 4 core radiator and fan.
Differential upgraded and restored, Sure-Grip 2.92 ratio .
New original aluminized exhaust
Generator rebuilt by Genernator as an alternator all appearances and tags the same and stock.
Rebuilt original "Trico" windshield washer system
Upgraded to four wheel power disc brakes
Five Correct 14" radial tires with 2 1/2" whitewall.
Stereo dual coil speaker added in front speaker grill; With two, two/way stereo speakers added under rear package tray. Balance control added to original radio.
For information and additional photos of the car; Call John @ 925-451-6325; e-mail: retromobilia@comcast,net If sold in washington state, all applicable tax, license and fees will be cillected and paid to the State of Washington