1960 Chrysler 300F

1960 saw the flagship 300 series cars hit the sixth letter and become the 300F. These big and stylish letter series cars were more a statement of what Chrysler could do than a big seller.

It was also the year that saw Chrysler move onto unibody construction – meaning that the bodies were welded to the frame rather than bolted.

This particular 300F with its original factory color “Alaskan White” paint and Tan interior (code 353) looks fantastic following a meticulous restoration.

1960 Chrysler 300 Series rear view

Inside, the interior contained four, leather bucket seats and you can see it was push-button heaven (including the TorqueFlite transmission on the left). At the front there were power-swivel seats.

Stunning interior of a 1960 Chrysler 300F

Even at the rear there are bucket seats and the center console extended from the front!

rear bucket seats of a 1960 300F by Chrysler

Under the hood the 300F came with a 413 cubic inch V8 producing 375 horsepower. Further innovation saw a new cross-ram induction system that gave more power at lower rpm – while other Chrysler models had this system on offer, only the 300F did it come as standard.

1960 Chrysler 413 cubic inch V8 engine

If you wanted a 300F two-door hardtop back when they were new then one would have cost you $5,411. To put that price into perspective, that was around $1000 more than the high-end New Yorker and $3000 more than a Ford Galaxie.

Only 964 of these beautiful cars were made so they are pretty rare.

This 1960 Chrysler 300F is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Below is the original color promotion film about the launch of this great new car.

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