1970 Chrysler 300

The 1970 Chrysler 300 Series retained the disappearing headlights introduced in prior years, a 300 emblem found in the center of the grille, and new taillight design treatments. They shared a 440 cubic-inch V8 engine with the New Yorker Series and offered 350 horsepower. Inside was an all-vinyl or cloth interior and a TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Body styles including a 4-door hardtop coupe, 4-door hardtop sedan, and convertible. This would be the final year for the convertible body style on the 300 Series.

A special high-performance 300-H was available, built by the Hurst Performance Corp. These special 2-door models had a factory price of $5,845 and just 485 examples were sold. They had saddle color leather bucket seats, a fiberglass power bulge hood with a functional air scoop, rotary hood latches, and special paint in Spinnaker white. They had Satin Tan color accents and special striping. Under the hood was a 440 CID TNT engine. Other mechanical improvements included a heavy-duty suspension and a heavy-duty batter.

by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2015

Related Reading : Chrysler 300 Non-Letter History

The Non-Letter Chrysler 300 Series was produced by Chrysler from 1962 through 1971. The Chrysler 300 Sport Series was positioned below the letter series and served as a replacement to the Windsor. The exterior appearance was identical to the Letter Car, except for minor differences including the tires, hubcaps, and an absence of H on the rear deck. The 300 Sport Series also added a 4-door hardtop....
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1970 Chrysler 300 vehicle information


While many are aware of the 1969 Hurst/Olds, most have never seen a 1970 Chrysler 300/H Hurst. Just 485 2-door hardtops were built and one convertible. This particular example is the only 300/H Hurst convertible ever built.....[continue reading]


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1970 300
1970 Chrysler 300 Price Range: $4,823 - $5,840

$4,360 - $4,950

Model Year Production

1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)251,549
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)117,373
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)234,223
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)204,704
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)175,118
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)260,773
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)260,773
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)264,853
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)218,742
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)264,848
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)206,089

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