Chrysler 300H Convertible
The 300H represented Chrysler’s most dramatic departure from the opulent and excessive styling of the period. The flamboyant fins of its predecessor were almost completely gone and were now replaced by a smooth cascading rear deck lid. Nevertheless, the exterior and interior brightwork remained mostly intact in the design, and without a doubt, the 300H was still one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior. They were still luxurious, fast, and aimed to the wealthy motoring enthusiasts of the early-1960s. The wedge head V-8 offered ample performance and ride control was excellent. While Chrysler still promoted the car on account of its speed and power, it had opted to cut production back significantly. In fact, only a total of 558 cars were built and sold that year, with only 123 of them in convertible form.
380 bhp, 413 cu. in. wedge OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 122 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper