Pick of the Day: 1958 Chrysler 300D Hardtop


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The Choose of the Day is a 1958 Chrysler 300D listed on the market on ClassicCars.com by a non-public vendor in Prescott, Arizona. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“At all times garaged, rust-free, and run weekly,” the itemizing states. “Two-door hardtop with a stunning white and pearlescent spotlight repaint.”

This 300 comes from what Chrysler referred to as its “Letter Sequence” and was bought as a private luxurious automotive starting in model yr 1955 with a automotive that individuals retroactively think about the 300A. Following that automotive had been the 300B, 300C, and 300D, and so forth. Finally Chrysler made its approach all the way in which to the letter L in 1965. The naming conference was introduced again a lot later in 1999 on the 300M model however didn’t stick round.

The vendor has owned this automotive since 2014 and had carried out some upgrades to the inside comparable to including a brand new sprint and headliner. The wheel covers have additionally been refinished, and the vast whitewall tires are current. This was a high-option automotive when new and got here with an unique dealer-installed Cool Air A/C system and an Electro-Contact AM radio, though neither is at present functioning per the itemizing.

There have been a complete of 809 300D models produced in 1958, 618 of which had been hardtops comparable to this one, and 191 had been convertibles. Design language got here from Chrysler Chief Engineer Virgil Exner who began his profession with Basic Motors. He oversaw Pontiac styling earlier than the age of 30, and he was finally employed by Chrysler within the Superior Styling Group starting in 1949.

Energy below the hood comes from a FirePower 392cid V8 that’s geared up with twin four-barrel carburetors and is mated to a push-button TorqueFlite A488 three-speed automated transmission. The vendor states, “Motor tuned and runs robust.” The odometer reads 22,055 however the vendor doesn’t point out whether or not that’s believed unique. Regardless, the automotive seems to be extremely well-preserved.

Possibly Stellantis ought to think about reviving the Letter Sequence yet one more time and making its approach all the way in which to the letter Z in some unspecified time in the future. Contemplating they left off with M, there are 13 letters remaining (precisely half the alphabet). In the event that they began in 2025, they may end in model yr 2037!

The vendor is asking $45,000 for this pearl white hardtop.

To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Choose of the Day.


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