Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chrysler 300 1969

The Chrysler 300 (Chrysler 300 Non-Letter Series) was a full-size automobile produced by Chrysler from 1962 until 1971. It was the replacement for the 1961 Chrysler Windsor, which itself filled the place in Chrysler's line previously occupied by the Saratoga just the year before that (1960).

It was slotted below the letter series, adding 4-door versions and ran along letter series until its discontinuation in 1966, becoming the sole 300 model until 1971, when production ended.

1969 was first year for "fuselage styling", there were two engine options; 440 and 440 TNT.

For 1970, taking a cue from Oldsmobile, a Hurst 300 was offered in Spinnaker White trimmed in Satin Tan with leather interior, powered by a 375 hp (280 kW) 440 cu in (7.2 l) TNT V8, as a limited edition of 485.

In 1971, the convertible was no longer offered, as Chrysler halted production of convertibles across the entire lineup in 1970.

The 440

The 440 was produced from 1966 until 1978, making it the last version of the Chrysler RB block. It had a cast iron block with iron heads and a bore of 4.32 inches (110 mm) for a overall displacement of 439.7 cu in (7,206 cc).

From 1967 to 1971 the high performance version was rated at 375 brake horsepower (280 kW) (370 brake horsepower (276 kW) in 1971) at 4700 rpm with a single four barrel carburetor, and from 1969 to 1971, the highest output version had a 3-2 bbl. intake setup ("440 Six Pack" for Dodge, "440 6 Barrel" for Plymouth) producing 390 brake horsepower (291 kW) (385 brake horsepower (287 kW) in '71). In 1972, changes were made to the system of measuring power of vehicle engines from gross (engine only, without air cleaner, exhaust system, alternator, or other power-consuming components) to net (with alternator, air cleaner, mufflers, and other vehicle equipment installed).

The new rating system produced lower, more realistic numbers for any given engine. At the same time, emissions regulations were demanding cleaner exhaust. Engines including the 440 were made with reduced compression, modified cam timing, and other tuning measures to comply with the newly-tightened emissions regulations. The 1972 440 produced 335 bhp (250 kW) (gross) at 4400 rpm; the new net rating was 225 hp (168 kW)—which very closely coincided with period German DIN ratings and TÜV measurements.

La Chrysler 300 (Chrysler 300 Non-Letter Series) est une automobile de taille produite par Chrysler de 1962 à 1971. Il a été le remplacement de la 1961 Chrysler Windsor, qui lui-même rempli la place dans la ligne de Chrysler précédemment occupé par le Saratoga juste l'année d'avant (1960).

 Chrysler 300 (Chrysler 300 Non-Letter Series) был полноразмерный автомобиль производства Chrysler с 1962 до 1971 года. Это была замена 1961 года Chrysler Windsor, которая сама заполнила место в очереди Крайслера ранее занимал Saratoga всего за год до этого (1960).


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