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RE: [Chrysler300] Autotrader Classics - 1964 Chrysler 300 - American Classics - New Ulm, MN - 100727793



John:

 

Yes—that, too.  With the engine out, I would suspect some unusual angularity but that is certainly excessive.  Attached is a picture of our award-winning engine-less black 300K parts Koupe which shows very little camber change due to the high front spring rate of the ram cars.

 

I got a kick out of seeing the spare poking out the front where the radiator would be.  Just like our old 1961 VW Karmann-Ghia convertible.  Ted has had that car for a number of years and would probably be open to negotiation.  I also got a kick out of the name of his business—“Tuna Boats” being an old term for the land yachts in which he specializes.

 

Rich

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Nowosacki jsnowosacki@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 4:35 AM
To: Rich Barber <c300@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Autotrader Classics - 1964 Chrysler 300 - American Classics - New Ulm, MN - 100727793

 

  

I'd also be concerned about how far in the right front tire seems to be tilting in at the top.  seems like it was a very hard hit on the front right side from the looks of things.

 

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:34 AM, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx <mailto:c300@xxxxxxx>  [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:

  

I purchased a similar black coupe from this dealer for the ram engine in it.  The transaction was fair and amicable and Ted brought the car to Golden for our club meet there.  I trailered it back to the Jett Ranch in CA for a transplant.  The rustbucket took second place in class at Golden (only two entries).  The car was severely corroded from its life in MN but the engine and interior were good, its date code sort of fits our ram K conv, both had a/c and I was able to salvage some interior parts and a RH power seat.  Ram-engined 300K’s with factory a/c are not common, but they do exist in our clubs.  This car appears to be paint code TT—Roman Red—the metallic “Poly” sheen is long gone.  Two ‘64’s for $6,500 is a reasonable deal but you’ll still need a ram engine.  That’s what I ran up against and had to buy the whole car for the proper engine.  Can’t tell for sure that this is/was a ram car.  The posted VIN makes no sense and the interior photo does not show the portion of the instrument panel where a manual choke knob should appear.  Condition of the plated pot metal inside and out as well as the bumpers would be important considerations.  The Parts Manual indicates all ’64 Chryslers with 413 engines and a/c have the same radiator.  New Mexico is a good place for a car (and people) to live to a ripe old age.

 

The RF quarter and RH door indicate the car may have been smacked hard enough to cause frame damage.  The LH door to front fender gap also looks excessive.

 

Bottom line:

Decent J&K ram coupes and even ram K convertibles come up from time to time for not-so-much money.  If one has space, time, tools and expertise—and can find a suitable engine--one could possibly come up with a nice red ram Koupe and not be too far under water.  The red exterior and red vinyl interior and dash would make it a pretty high-profile car.  And, a very high-performance automobile—one of the fastest letter cars, even though you’d never know it as Mother MoPar and Uncle Sugar decided to swap out the 150 MPH speedometer for a 120 MPH unit.  Doesn’t mean it won’t do an honest 130—maybe more—maybe much more.

 

C300K’ly,

Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA (May hit 90+ this week)

 

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Subject: [Chrysler300] Autotrader Classics - 1964 Chrysler 300 - American Classics - New Ulm, MN - 100727793

 

  

Was this a pretty rare 300 K if what the seller says is true?

 

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