The 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop and Convertible were continuations of the non-letter 300 series, with new styling (also applied to linemates) on the basic 1965-66 platform (wheelbase and overall length were unchanged). All '67-'68 Chryslers sported sharpened lines and concave bodysides, but 300s still stood apart with the traditional "cross-hair" grille motif and, for '68, hidden headlamps.

1967 Chrysler 300 hardtop coupe.
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1967 Chrysler 300 hardtop coupe.

Two-door hardtops used the wide-quarter "fast-top" treatment seen on Dodge/Plymouth counterparts. Power switched to the new corporate 440 big-block V-8 introduced on '66 New Yorkers and Imperials. These engines packed 350 standard horsepower, 375 with the "TNT" performance option, and were sold exclusively with TorqueFlite automatic.

Sales
for the 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop and Convertible remained good, though not great, as buyers were turning in droves from sporty full-sizers to midsize "muscle cars." The companion 300 hardtop sedan, base-line Newport convertible, and Newport/Newport Custom hardtop coupes may also be collected one day, but the two-door 300s look like far better investments, though they'll probably never be blue chips.

Pluses
of the 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:

  • Effortless big-block power
  • TorqueFlite still peerless
  • Big and roomy, yet a touch sporty
  • Few convertibles built (again)
  • Relatively cheap

Minuses of the 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:

  • Next to no interest yet
  • Styling more contrived than 1965-66

Production of the 1967 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:
2d htp, 11,556; conv, 1,594

Production of the 1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:
2d htp, 16,953; conv, 2,161

Specifications
of the 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:
Length, inches: 219.0
Wheelbase, inches: 124.0
Weight, pounds: 3,985-4,105
Price, new: $3,936-$4,337 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8440 cid
350/375
1967-1968

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