1966 Chrysler 300
The 66 Chryslers were a revised version of the previous year body style, which introduced sharp lines in the body but still retained a rounded design for the interiors like the early 60s cars. For 66 the 300 letter series were dropped, so there wasn't a 300M in the line. Available bodies were 2 door hardtop, 2 door convertible, or 4 door hardtop. Mine was from the factory a 2 door HT with 383 4bbl engine (325 HP) and auto trans, with AC, PW, PB, PS, clock, AM radio. Coming from California, it resides today in Italy. It now sports a 512ci engine based on a 71 400 block, Indy 440-EZ1 ported heads, Indy single plane intake, 10,6:1 forged pistons, Comp roller cam, Harland Sharp rockers, Smith Bros pushrods, Pro Systems double pumper carb with Spectre custom intake, MSD ignition, Charlie's Pan custom oil pan, Powermaster alternator and starter, March serpentine drive, TTI headers and exhaust, SSBC 4 disc brake system, TCI Super Streetfighter trans, sure grip with 3.23 and HD suspensions.
Paint and exterior
The car was repainted from the previous owner in California in 2002 with its correct Spanish Red paint. While not perfect, it still shines.
Upholstery and interior
The car has the optional split bench seat in the front, which consists of two separate seats connected with an armrest which converts into an optional 6th seat. They're covered with red metallic vinyl, and have the rare headrests and safety belts.
Original Engine: No
512ci engine based on 71 400 block, Indy 440-EZ1 ported heads, Indy single plane intake, 10,6:1 forged pistons, Comp roller cam, Harland Sharp rockers, Smith Bros pushrods, Pro Systems double pumper, Spectre custom intake, MSD ignition, Charlie's Pan
I bought the car in 2006 with 113k documented miles on the odometer. I have the original receipt of the maintenance done on the car since 1968, when it was bought from the 2nd owner. I'm the 4th and I put 4000 miles on the new engine in 15 years.
Wheels and tires
Factory wheels were 14 steelies with 215/75 tires and wheel covers. Now it does have billet specialties custom aluminum wheels, with 255/60 rubber in front and 275/60 in the rear. No mods were required to fit them.
SSBC front and rear slotted brakes
The actual transmission is a TCI Super Streetfighter with TCI Breakaway converter, with separate Permacool cooler with fan
The vehicle is now licensed with Italian plates