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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:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohv V-8||440 cid||350/375||1967-1968|
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