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Chrysler 300

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A car produced by Chrysler from 1962-1971 as a replacement for the 300 "letter series" (with some overlap between 1962-1965). The name would return in 2005 onward, with the 300C name (originally from 1957 in the "letter series") returning for the top-end trim level.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chrysler 300 non-letter series page on 27 April 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chrysler 300 (Chrysler 300 Non-Letter Series) was a full-size automobile produced by Chrysler from 1962 until 1971. It was the replacement for the 1961 Chrysler Windsor, which itself filled the place in Chrysler's line previously occupied by the Saratoga just the year before that (1960). At the time, it was considered a luxurious "muscle car", with all the performance of the Dodge and Plymouth products of the time, but with the luxury features expected of the Chrysler name. The 300 was positioned as a replacement of the 300 "letter series", adding 4-door versions and running alongside that model until its discontinuation in 1966. It became the sole 300 model until 1971, when production ended. The 300 name returned to the Chrysler line in 1979 as an option package on the Cordoba coupe.

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chrysler 300 page on 27 April 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chrysler 300 is a rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, full-sized luxury car manufactured and marketed by FCA US (and its predecessor companies) as a four door sedan and station wagon its first generation (model years 2005–2010) and solely as a four-door sedan in its second and current generation (model years 2011–present). The second generation 300 was marketed as the Chrysler 300C in the United Kingdom and Ireland and as the Lancia Thema in the remainder of Europe.

The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York International Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in January 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Chrysler 300 was designed as a modern interpretation of the Chrysler C-300 (and the letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille, long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles. The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell finishings on the steering wheel and shifter knob.

The Chrysler 300 is based on the rear-wheel drive Chrysler LX platform with components derived from the W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class of 2003 to 2009. Shared components include the rear suspension design, front seat frames, wiring harnesses, steering column, the 5-speed automatic transmission's design, and a derivative of the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.


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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 Engine 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 Interior 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 Interior 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 Wheel 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: June 6, 2011
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1966 Chrysler 300 1966
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Green Street Cruise Night: 7 August 2017
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
September 19, 2009
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1969 Chrysler 300 1969
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2009 Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories
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1970 Chrysler 300 Model Car 1970
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2006 Milwaukee NNL
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Chrysler 300C Clip Art Public domain clip art image from WP Clipart
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
22 October 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2005 Chrysler 300, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 41.8MB - 74 pages
May 2005Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler 300
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 319KB - 13 pages
24 June 2005FMVSS No. 207 Indicant Test
2005 Chrysler 300, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.9MB - 67 pages
5 July 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2005 Chrysler 300, 4-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.4MB - 54 pages
30 January 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 138: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring Four-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.8MB - 48 pages
March 2007Remote Not in Traffic Surveillance Back Over Investigation
2006 Chrysler 300
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,297KB - 24 pages
25 August 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: Rearview Mirrors (Other Than School Buses)
2008 Chrysler 300 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.7MB - 64 pages
2 September 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 207: Seating Systems
2008 Chrysler 300 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.5MB - 98 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
8 April 2008Creating Art With Chrysler 300Anthony Fontanelle


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