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History Of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series - 1965


1965 Chrysler 300L Convertible

Photo: Dan Lyons. ©1998.
A new body style and even less to distinguish the letter series from the run of the mill three-hundred. The following year the letter series would be gone altogether and nineteen-sixty-five was its last whimper. At least for another 34 years.

The base engine was up from 305 to 315 horsepower the only horsepower increase over 1964. The 390 horsepower 413ci engine was no longer available though any three hundred could be ordered with a floor shifting four speed manual gearbox.

Letter Series - Chrysler 300L

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop five passenger 
V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 
2,405 
from $4,090 
2-door convertible five passenger 
V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 
440 
from $4,545 

 
Performance 
300L SAE-gross hp 360; Transmission 3-speed auto; Axle 3.23 ltd slip
0-to-60, sec 8.8; 1/4-mile, sec 17.3 @ 82 mph
Tested by: Motor Trend
300L

 

Non-Letter Series - Chrysler 300

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop five passenger 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 315bhp @ 4,600rpm, 410ft/lbs @ 2,400rpm, with either standard 3-speed manual or optional 3-speed auto 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 

11,621 
from $3,500 
2-door convertible five passenger 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 315bhp @ 4,600rpm, 410ft/lbs @ 2,400rpm, with either standard 3-speed manual or optional 3-speed auto 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 

1,418 
from $3,852 
4-door hardtop five passenger 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 315bhp @ 4,600rpm, 410ft/lbs @ 2,400rpm, with either standard 3-speed manual or optional 3-speed auto 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 

12,452 
from $3,575 
4-door sedan six passenger 
V-8, 383cid, 4bbl carb, 315bhp @ 4,600rpm, 410ft/lbs @ 2,400rpm, with either standard 3-speed manual or optional 3-speed auto 

V-8, 413cid, 4bbl carb, 360bhp @ 4,800rpm, 470ft/lbs @ 3,200rpm, with either standard 3-speed auto or optional 4-speed manual 

2,187 
from $3,570 

1965 Chrysler 300L Hardtop


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