1962 - 300H
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|842/2-Dr Ht Cpe- 4P
845/2-Dr Conv Cpe-4P
|CR||Induction||Axle Ratio||WB in.||Wt lbs||bhp/ci||lbs/bhp||Price||Production|
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SERIES - (V.8)
- The true high-performance 300 used the same series designation
as the Sport Series 300, but serial number identification was
different. Tan leather upholstery was standard, although special
order colors were available. Both interiors and exteriors came
with special colors in earlier years. A variety of
high-performance engine options were available, although the
in-line, dual carburated engine was standard. The 300H chassis
was no longer shared with the New Yorker Series, as with past
models. Sales dropped dramatically for the letter series this
year, mostly due to the competition of the Sport Series 300s.
They offered nearly everything found on the 300H as standard or
300H SERIES I.D. NUMBERS: Serial Numbers and Engine Numbers were located in the same positions as on previous series. Serial Numbers began with 8423-100001 and up. The engine code began with S4 1, then the date, plus an HP code. The date was given in numerical form. 11-12 corresponded to the date of November 12. The engines no longer had a true serial identification number.
300H SERIES ENGINES
V-8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413.3 cubic inches. Bore an@ stroke: 4.188 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Brake horsepower: 380 at 5200 R.P.M. Five main bearings. Solid valve lifters. Carburetor: Two Carter Type AFB four-barrels Models 3258S.
CHASSIS FEATURES: Wheelbase: (Newport, 300 Sport Series, 300H) 122 inches; (New Yorker) 126 inches. Overall length: (Newport, 300 Sport Series, 300H) 214.9 inches; (Newport station wagon) 216.4 inches; (New Yorker) 219.3 inches; (New Yorker station wagon) 220.4 inches. Tires: (Newport and Sport Series 300) 8.00 x 14; (Newport station wagon) 8.50 x 14; (New Yorker) 8.50 x 14; (New Yorker station wagon) 9.00 x 14; (300H) 7.60 x 15.
POWERTRAIN OPTIONS: Three-speed manual transmission was standard on Newport and Sport Series 300. Automatic transmission was standard with New Yorker and 300H. Automatic transmission ($227). V-8 413 cubic inch 340 horsepower four-barrel engine ($162). V-8 413 cubic inch 380 horsepower dual four-barrel engine ($486). V-8 413 cubic inch 405 horsepower ram-induction engine. Positive traction rear axle ($52). Available rear axle gear ratios: 2.93: 1; 3.23: 1.
CONVENIENCE OPTIONS: Power brakes ($48). Power steering ($108). Air conditioning ($5 1 0); same with groups 304 or 306 ($409). Dual DeLuxe air conditioning ($714). Power radio antenna ($26). Auto pilot ($86). Rear window defogger ($21). Vacuum door locks ($56). Custom Conditionaire heater ($102). Left outside remote control mirror ($18). Power door locks ($56). Front power seats ($102). Rear shelf radio speaker ($17). Golden Tone radio ($93). Golden Touch Tone radio ($129). Tinted windshield ($29). Tinted glass, all windows ($43). Shaded backlight ($74). Newport full wheel covers ($19). Newport windshield washer ($14). Leather front bucket seats ($201). Vinyl trim in Newport ($121). Vinyl trim in New Yorker ($86). Vinyl trim in New Yorker four-door hardtop ($65). Variable speed windshield wipers ($6) . Tailgate assist handle ($17). Padded steering wheel in Newport ($16). Electric clock in Newport and Sport 300 ($19). Undercoating ($18).