HURST Survivor

1970 Chrysler 300 Series HURST

Make: Chrysler
Model: 300 Series
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 96680
VIN: 8622281996
Color: White
Engine: TNT 440HP
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 727 Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gold
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Haskell, New Jersey, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
Cassette Player, Leather Seats

Description for Chrysler 300 Series 1970

The story starts in 1970 at the Jefferson Assembly plant in Detroit Michigan where a Spinnaker White Chrysler 300 rolled off the assembly line powered by a 375 horsepower TNT 440 big block with air conditioning. Normally a Chrysler 300 isn't offered with a gold leather interior that could only be found in an Imperial but Chrysler had other plans in mind for this car as well as 500 others coming down the line. Unlike the other cars being shipped out these were not headed to the dealerships just yet. These Chrysler 300's were hauled directly to Hurst HQ in Warminster Pennsylvania. It was here that Hurst had there turn at putting there own twist on these Chryslers. The factory metal hoods and trunk lids were yanked off and tossed into the dumpster and a Hurst Fiberglas powerbuldge hood reatining the Hurst hood pins and Fiberglas deck lid with a stylish spoiler leveled with the quarter panels was installed. Than it was off to paint where the gold two tone was added and the custom stripes were applied. With Hurst's final touches done it was loaded back up and sent out to a Chrysler dealer where it could be sold at a sticker price just shy of $7,000 in 1970. If you were walking out the dealership with the keys to one of these high power luxury cars you were a high roller.
This particularHurst car here has quite an interestingstory behind it. This car is a very clean numbers matching survivor. The previous owner had a small collection of cars stored in a climate controlled building. He informed me that he had owned and kept it stored in there since 1986 when he purchased it and would pull it outside once a year to dust it off and check on it. I have documentation proving that from 1986 until 2019 the car had accumulated a total of 20 miles. The car is actually still sitting on a set of period correct and original Goodyear Polyglas Bias Ply tires. As well kept and preserved as it was it still hadn't been running for at least 5 years prior to me becoming the Hursts new caretaker. Since getting it out of storage I installed new rubber hoses, a fuel tank and sending unit. I do still have the old tank which was very filthy and clogged up with sediment. I had the original 4 barrel carburetorcleaned up and rebuilt. I sent out the original numbers radiator and also had that re-coredsince it had a couple small drips. I also purchased and installed a brand new set of pre-bent trans cooler lines. All the fluids have been changed and I'm proud to say that the Hurst is turn key and road worthy. This car is dialed in just rite and requires no more than two pumps of the gas pedal and the flick of a key on any cold start. I've personally put about 60 miles on the car and have had it running in traffic without any carb issues or overheating. With the exception of needing some new mufflers and perhaps some tires if those 40 year old Bias Plys scare you a bit your set to cruise.
Drivetrain-Under the hood of this beast is a healthy and strong 440 cubic inch big block. All Hurst cars were optioned with a high performance TNT 440 putting down an underrated 375 Horsepower and brutal 480ibs of torque. This car never smokes or pops. I've never even had it ping or spark knock. I've only ran premium with led additive and when changing the oil we added some Zinc to help lubricate the camshaft. The engine is very smooth with no clatters or ticks. The 440 is backed by a Chrysler 727 Torqueflite automatic. It shifts firm and crisp just like you'dexpect it to. When you put your foot down it kicks rite into the passing gear with no delay takes off like a rocket. The Hurst's axle is a Mopar 8.75 with a 3.23 sure grip unit. The Hurst has a factory power disk brakes up front and drums in the rear. The power steering is excellent and it tracks true and straight down the road.
Exterior-The Hurst is a very clean unmolested survivor. The factory Spinnaker White paint has a beautiful shine. The Hurst gold has some flakes on the trunk lid and some lite cracks in the paint toward the front the hood likely from people pressing it closed for the last 49 years. The rest of the gold looks gorgeous and all the Hurst pinstripes are still intact and holding strong to the original paint. The fiberglasshood and deck lid are still intact and in great shape mainly from the car spending majority of its life indoors under a cover. Both the front and rear bumpers are solid and straight. The sides of the car are very clean and straight as well. The Hurst has a couple rust bubbles on the bottom of the driver side fender which can be seen in the photos.
Interior-Sinking into the soft leather seats inside this car is like taking a trip back in time. By the looks of interior you could assume the car isn'tmore than a year or two old. The seats are all still soft and free of any cracks or rips. The only imperfections in the interior would be the driver side arm rest has a crack in it and there is a faded circle on the dashboard from something sitting on it years ago in the sunlight. The dash does not have cracks and its not warped or peeling. The headliner and carpet are all in good shape and all the switches, lights, gauges, and dials are all in good working order. Most importantly the car has never been inhabited by rodents or exposed to moisture. If you missed your chance to have a nice one of these back in the 1970's as a clean well kept original car than here is your chance now.

Documentation- Let me first start off with that I have a clean NJ title in my name. Along with that is a photocopy of the title from the previous owner. The build sheet and the window sticker are both intact and included along with a pristine condition certi-card. There are also some miscellaneous dealer paperwork and warranty papers from when it was new. There is an owners manual and a part # book to lookup basically any C body related part from 67-73. One of the more interesting pieces of history to with the Hurst is the gold Hurst booklet containing all the information about your new Hurst modified Chrysler. It contains all the specs and goes into detail of what was modified on the car and what the significant upgrades to the Hurst cars were. I have personally never seen one of these booklets before and found it to be very informative and an interesting piece of the cars history.
Payment-The deposit is non-refundable and will be expected within 24 hours of the auction closing. The Hurst will need to be paid for in full within 14 days of auction closing. Arrangements for shipping must be put together in 21 days. I may be willing to give some more time depending on where the car is going and the current weather conditions. If your paying by check or any form of payment that isn't cash the car will not be leaving my possession until the funds have been cleared and are secure in my bank account. I'm willing to accept a check or money order from anyone that is buying the car sight unseen. Buyers are responsible for shipping arrangements. I have a few transporters in the continental US I can recommend. If you are a buyer outside the US I would recommend contacting an international shipping broker.