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History Of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series - 1960


1960 Chrysler 300F 2-door Convertible
Photo: Dan Lyons. ©1997.
Considered by many to be the most desirable 300, the 1960 300F was again available in convertible and hardtop body-styles. Chrysler upped the ante once more in the power stakes after taking a sabbatical in '59; the 1960 models were available with a four hundred horse 413 backed by a four-speed manual gearbox. Their faith in the allure of high-performance was rewarded with a 75% sales increase over the 1959 model year.

The 300F was also blessed with an exotic ram induction intake manifold system with 30-inch induction tubes placing the carburettor feeding each bank of cylinders out beyond the rocker cover of the opposing cylinder head. The new induction setup gave away five horsepower to the previous year's inboard carburation but added 45 foot pounds of torque 800rpm lower.

Gallery 1960

1960 Chrysler 300F 2-door Convertible

Letter Series - Chrysler 300F

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 375bhp @ 5,000rpm, 495ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,270lbs

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 400bhp @ 5,200rpm, 465ft/lbs @ 3,600rpm, 4-speed manual, 4,270lbs

964
from $5,411 
2-door convertible 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 375bhp @ 5,000rpm, 495ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,310lbs

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 400bhp @ 5,200rpm, 465ft/lbs @ 3,600rpm, 4-speed manual, 4,310lbs

248
from $5,841 

 
Performance 
300F SAE-gross hp 375; Transmission 3-speed auto; Axle 3.31
0-to-60, sec 7.1; 1/4-mile, sec 16.0 @ 85 mph
Tested by: Motor Trend (test car was a convertible)
300F

1960 Chrysler 300F 2-door Hardtop
Photo: American Dream Cars. ©1998.
1960 Chrysler 300F 2-door Hardtop


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