posted at the Cohort by John Lloyd
CC 1969 Chrysler 300
Always a fan of the fuselage Chryslers of ’69 thru ’72.
The above 300 is a keeper and and only needs some TLC 😎😎😎.
In retrospect, I find the aerodynamic weirdness of the fuselage-era Chryslers appealing, but at the time they just seemed a little awkward, and undermined by interiors that were cheap and utilitarian. I’d be curious how Consumers Reports ranked them against the GM and Ford products of the day.
Back in my youth, there was a retired US admiral down the street. He bought a new 300 convertible in 1969 or 1970. It was a medium-green (maybe a bit darkish), and I think it may be my favorite full size ragtop on the market in my time.
Possibly my favorite fuselage face. It is kind of curious, looking back, that Chrysler used the hidden headlights on the 300 but never on the luxury models like New Yorker or Imperial.
The fuselage Imperials did have hidden headlights; the only year that the 300 had them and the Imperial didn’t was 1968.
Ah yes, I guess I typed before I thought long enough.
For the young at heart?
What an awesome example of late 60’s/early 70’s advertising. Successful young man (solid on his feet) who is very appealing to an older target audience; really good special effects for back then; and wow, that music track is perfect for the time and for the car. Just love it.
I’d forgotten how corny the world was in 1970.
Not an original factory colour but who cares, what a great looking car. Some TLC is all that’s needed.
I was never a huge MOPAR fan, but there are many that I do like, a lot, and these Fuselage Era cars are some of my favorites. They had PRESENCE! Especially these 300(s). The color of this one looks great, even WITH the patina.
With the loop bumper up front, it kinda looks like a very large Charger of the same vintage. I may have to agree with JPC here about this being my favorite fuselage face, although that green ‘72 Newport reposted the other day (Jason’s “Harry S. Truman” Car) was another of my favorite fuselage faces.
I’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful Chrysler. Big, commanding, but somehow still sleek.
1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible B7 Jamaica Blue Iridescent one of countless MOPAR Convertibles I wish I still owned. FUSELAGE Chrysler’s Styling Directed by Elwood Engel, Designer of the Iconic 1961 Lincoln Continental / Mid 1960s Imperials. ‘Less is more’ aesthetic with cut, almost Factory Chopped Glass Greenhouse. Timeless grace, 440 power, performance and Torsion Quiet Ride!
The only C bodies I truly like are the fuselages, they were too sharp edged for my taste 65-68 and too GM like/generic 74-78. The loop bumper hidden headlight 300 may be my favorite of the bunch, closely followed by the 69 Polara
Make mine a ’69 Polara or Monaco with the optional Super-Lite.
THREE HUNDRED – I loved the way it was spelled out on the flanks of these. And the bumper/taillight treatment on the ’70 with the single taillight bar is my favorite of all the fuselage Mopars.
It was the car I learned to drive in.
My dad’s New Yorker Brougham.
Not as awesome as it appears.
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