From 1955 through 1965, Chrysler produced the 300 'letter series' of high-performance luxury cars built in limited quantities. Each year's model used a new letter of the alphabet as a suffix reaching 300L by 1965. The 1960 '300' was the 300F, and brought with it a new, high-powered 413 cubic-inch Wedge engine delivering 375 horsepower. A unique 'cross-ram' intake manifold was used, consisting of two pairs of 30 inch long tuned pipes that criss-crossed over the engine. Each set fed the opposite side of the engine. The carburetors and air cleaners hung off the sides of the engine over the fender wells. These long tubes were tuned so that resonances in the column of air helped force air into the cylinders at the desired engine speed.
The bodywork was new for 1960. The new lightweight unibody was given sharper-edged styling with outward-tiling fins that were visually separated from the sides. The 'toilet seat' trunk lid contributed to a demeaning opinion of the 300F and was done away with after this one year of production. Inside were four individual, leather bucket seats with a full length console stretching from the dash to the rear seatback. Swiveling front seats came as standard equipment.
This car is one of 969 coupes produced and was originally sold by the Martin Motor Company in Radford Virginia. The current owner purchased it in 2007 from the original owner. The restoration was completed in 2010.