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Old 12-14-2014, 10:30 PM
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'65 Chrysler 300

Anybody know much about them? It's a non letter car, normal 300. Four door hardtop, 383 and automatic. Buckets and a console floor shift. I'm kinda drawn to it, am I crazy? Nice looker, runs n drives.

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Old 12-14-2014, 11:12 PM
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The 383 has a load of power. My BIL had a 64 Plymouth ex police car with that motor and the torqueflite. If you were on one of those slippery asphalt roads and kicked it down running 60 mph it's spin the rear tires.....course they were those old ridiculous bias ply tires but at the time the best available.

Does it have the cool chrome stuff waterfalling down the back seat and joining the consol?
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:44 AM
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Here is a pic........
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:38 AM
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Kindof has that Chrysler turbine look to it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:57 AM
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Kindof has that Chrysler turbine look to it.
yup. pretty original, paint is an ok respray, but she's amazingly rust free. gonna need carpet, but that's not expensive. Just looks like a fun car...ie, ZZ Top "let's drive that old Chrysler to Mexico boy"...type ride, lol
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:00 PM
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Probably the best-looking of all the '60's Chryslers. I'm surprised at the 4-door/bucket seat/floorshift combination. I can't recall another American sedan of that era which combined 4 doors and an automatic floor shift.
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Probably the best-looking of all the '60's Chryslers. I'm surprised at the 4-door/bucket seat/floorshift combination. I can't recall another American sedan of that era which combined 4 doors and an automatic floor shift.
There are a few (50 or so) that came with four door, four speed...

pic is of the console. big gauge is an "economy (read vacuum) gauge
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There are a few (50 or so) that came with four door, four speed...

I saw one at Carlisle this year, but it was in like #5 or 6 condition- it needed everything.
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Saw it on craigslist too.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:02 AM
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Saw it on craigslist too.
I'm checking it out today.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:19 AM
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the 383 power pack

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I'm checking it out today.

Bear in mind that the Chrysler engine families of this era:

6 cyl: 170, 198 225

8 cyl " A-size" engines: 273, 318, 340, 360

8 cyl "B-size" engines: 361, 383, 400, 413, 426, 440, 508 (used only in Int's gas trucks)

The 727 B tranny housing is different from the 727 A series. Get a spare if you can

PS: 1965 is the last year Chrysler made a separate-body-on-frame car.





I have owned 318, 360, 361, 383, 400, 440. All have lots of power and for the most part are easy to maintain. Your biggest problem with the 383 may be carb parts and exhaust manifolds.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:01 AM
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Bear in mind that the Chrysler engine families of this era:

6 cyl: 170, 198 225

8 cyl " A-size" engines: 273, 318, 340, 360

8 cyl "B-size" engines: 361, 383, 400, 413, 426, 440, 508 (used only in Int's gas trucks)

The 727 B tranny housing is different from the 727 A series. Get a spare if you can

PS: 1965 is the last year Chrysler made a separate-body-on-frame car.





I have owned 318, 360, 361, 383, 400, 440. All have lots of power and for the most part are easy to maintain. Your biggest problem with the 383 may be carb parts and exhaust manifolds.
The 1966 Imperial was body-on-frame.
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The 1966 Imperial was body-on-frame.
That may be, but 65 was the last year for the Chryslers.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:49 AM
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That may be, but 65 was the last year for the Chryslers.
Before Txjake takes his wrenches and crowbar out to effect a body-off restoration: Chrysler moves to Unibody (unit-body construction): 1960
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Before Txjake takes his wrenches and crowbar out to effect a body-off restoration: Chrysler moves to Unibody (unit-body construction): 1960
second or third was "most" Chrysler corp cars changed over.

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