1965 - 300L
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|C42/2 dr HT cpe-5p
C42/2 dr Conv Cpe-5p
|CR||Induction||Axle Ratio||WB in.||Wt lbs||bhp/ci||lbs/bhp||Price||Production|
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SERIES - (V-8) -
This was the last year for the letter series high-performance
specialty car. It closely resembled the standard 300 Series. The
letter 'L', in the center of the grille cross bar, lit-up when
the lights were turned on. The 300L used high-performance tires
and suspension, coupled with a high-output 413 cubic inch single
carburetor engine, to set it apart from the regular 300. Styling
touches used to distinguish the Chrysler 300L were a painted
insert in the upper body molding and a damascened insert between
the rear taillamps, as well as special interior appointments and
the appropriate letter series medallions.
300L SERIES [.D. NUMBERS: Serial Numbers and Engine Numbers were located as on previous series. Detroit built units began with C453-100001 and up while Delaware built cars began with C456-100001 and up. Engine prefix began with A-413 and then the date code. 30OL's also had an 'HP' stamped on the block, alongside the date code.
300L SERIES ENGINE
V-8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413.8 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.188 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Brake horsepower: 360 at 4800 R.P.M. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve lifters. Carburetor: Carfer Type AFB four-barrel Model 3860S.
CHASSIS FEATURES: Wheelbase: (Newport, 300,14ew Yorker) 124 inches; (Town and Country station wagons) 121 inches. Overall length: (Newport, 300, New Yorker) 218.2 inches; (Town and Country station wagons) 218.4 inches. Tires: (Newport, 300) 8.25 x 14; (New Yorker, 300L, Town and Country) 8.55 x 14.
POWERTRAIN OPTIONS: Three-speed manual transmission was standard in Newport and non-letter 300. Automatic transmission was standard, in New Yorker and 300L models. Automatic transmission was optional in Newport and non-letter 300s. Fourspeed manual floor shift, transmission was optional in Newports, 300s and 30OLs. V-8 383 cubic inch 315 horsepower four-barrel engine in Newports. V-8 413 cubic inch 360 horsepower four-barrel engine in 300s.and New Yorkers., Positive traction rear axle was optional in all models at extra cost.
CONVENIENCE OPTIONS: Power steering (Newport, 300). Power brakes (Newport, 300). Power windows. Power teat. Reclining buqket seats. Power door locks. Heater and defroster. Air conditioner (dual air conditiohiheqtv all except convertible). Golden Tone radio. AM-FM radio. Golden Touch tuner. Rear seat speaker. Console (300). Seat belts. Heavy-duty springs, shocks, sway bar and brakes (300). Adjustable steering wheel. Undercoating. Tinted glass,. Day/Night rear view mirror. Remote control mirror.
Historical footnotes: Last year for letter series -300s. Chrysler built more than 200,000 cars for the last time ever. Last year for 413 engine.