1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst

1970 Chrysler Hurst 300 - Top
Above: 1970 Chrysler Hurst 300 – Top

The Chrysler corporation introduced the 300H to the public on February 18, 1970. These limited edition 300s were modified by the Hurst Performance Corporation. While not a letter car like earlier 300s, the “H” on these high performance 300s refers to Hurst.

Built on a 1970 Chrysler 300 two-door body, hurst models were painted in Spinnaker white (EW1) with added satin tan accents and special striping. On the outside the 300 H used a recessed front grille with hidden headlights, two-tone fiberglass hood, hood pins and a unique hood scoop. The rear featured a unique fiberglass integrated rear spoiler. These special cars were finished with a uniquely styled 15-inch Rallye wheels with special center caps and Goodyear Polyglas GT H70-15 tires.

The interior of the 300H was rich and luxurious. It had saddle color bucket leather seats with a pull-down arm rest. The dash included a large rectangular speedometer and a column shifter. Other features included were dual power seats, power windows, power trunk release and more.

1970 Chrysler Hurst 300 - Rear
Above: 1970 Chrysler Hurst 300 – Rear

Above: 1970 Chrysler Hurst 300 – Rear

In true muscle car fashion the 300H was powered by a Chrysler 440 cubic-inch “Super Commando” V8 that was factory-rated at 375 HP. The engine included 4-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust and other heavy-duty internal pieces. A three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission was also standard, power was transferred to a 3.23:1 geared rear axle. Also standard on the 300H was a heavy-duty suspension, power steering, power brakes and disc brakes on the front. The 300H was capable of a 0-60 mph time in 7.1 seconds, and a quarter-mile e.t. of 15.9 seconds.

The 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst was not a cheap muscle car. Priced at $5,939 MSRP before any options were added, it was the most expensive Chrysler available (not including the Imperial models) in 1970. Around 500 1970 Chrysler 300-Hurst’s were produced in 1970 including at least one convertible. These full size Chrysler muscle cars are extremely rare and valuable these days.

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