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History Of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series - 1962


1962 Chrysler 300H 2-door Hardtop
Photo: Ian Smale. ©1998.
Nineteen sixty-two saw not only the continued production of the "Letter Series" with the 300H, in two door hardtop and convertible styles, but also the introduction of an entry level three hundred model produced in two door hard top, convertible and, new for '62, both four-door hard top and a four door sedan body styles. 

Letter Series - Chrysler 300H

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,010lbs 

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs with ram-induction, 405bhp, 3-speed auto

435 
$5,090 
2-door convertible 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,080lbs

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs with ram-induction, 405bhp, 3-speed auto

123 
$5,461 

 
Performance 
300H SAE-gross hp 380; Transmission 3-speedauto; Axle 3.31
0-to-60, sec 7.7; 1/4-mile, sec 16.0 @ 89 mph
Tested by: Car Life
300H

 

Non-Letter Series - Chrysler 300

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,750lbs 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 340bhp @ 4,600rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual 

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto only 

11,341 
from $3,323 
2-door convertible 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,815lbs 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 340bhp @ 4,600rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual 

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto only 

1,848 
from $3,883 
4-door hardtop 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,760lbs 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 340bhp @ 4,600rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual 

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto only 

10,030 
from $3,400 
4-door sedan 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,760lbs 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 340bhp @ 4,600rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual 

V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,200rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 2,800rpm, 3-speed auto only 

1,801 
from $3,400 


1962 Chrysler 300 2-door Convertible Photo: Chet Wysocki. ©2000.

1962 Chrysler 300H 2-door Convertible


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