RE: [Chrysler300] age of ownership
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RE: [Chrysler300] age of ownership

OK, I am 77 and just bought my first 300, a 1956 … might have bit off more than I can chew, it is a BIG project.  Larry in Boise


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx On Behalf Of mark love marklove@xxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:10 PM
To: Larry Jett <LarryWJett@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: John Grady <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Bob Merritt <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Chrysler 300 List <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] age of ownership



What great anecdotes ladies and gents. They should be put up somewhere to remind us of our misspent youth. How about the oldest person to buy a letter car?  I was 67. Waited too long. Have had 100 cars before it but never one like it. Congrats to the believers. M

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On Nov 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM, Larry Jett LarryWJett@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Bought my first 300, (300F coupe) at age 24.  This in 1964.  Drove it to indicated 130 in 1964 and froze the engine solid in Nevada between Winnimucka NV and Elko or Ely NV and had to have it towed to my Shell station in Millbrae CA 


On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 2:13 PM John Grady jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Not sure it counts , but had a 57 D500 stick  convert 
in 61 at 18 , but wait ! Racing every night blew 10 transmissions that first summer ( pin synchro junk ) and two 325 hemi . 3800 lb oil truck clutch . But one night a big white Chrysler with md plates pulls up to play . I think —that big NY er dog ! Some kid in his dad’s car .  . 

So light turns green , I kill him to about 80 , Route 2 hill west out of Cambridge. Ok , I won let up ! He is coming in from 20 feet behind like a train . I get up to 115 or so , all done and this is getting crazy . He is passing me uphill , I hear the sound I would later love — the big hemi roar , he keeps going uphill at 135 or the song says ,  “That’s all there is, there ain’t no more”  for the Dodge . 

Yow! A few months later a 300 c sits between those dodge fenders , Packard OD , floor shift made from a hemi head bolt with head sawed off, (I  broke off the first shift handle in my way cool spark o matic  JC Whitney floor shift kit ) —  and 3.70 gears fixed many things!  

Best I ever got was brand new 421 Pontiac Ventura coupe 4 speed tri power in 61 . What a night ... 

about 1967 bought first F convert . Would have been 24 . 

I still think on the street , until H or J , a B owns the top end . Slow to 80 but watch out . Something about those 354’s . They won for good reasons ..  

Want 135 in a souped up J all the belts blew off . Damaged radiator / fan at 135 huge puff of antifreeze steam  can't see.  Hardly that crazy anymore ....  hardly .  

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On 20 Nov 2019, at 12:12 pm, 'Bob Merritt' bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Gloria writes:


I think we need a contest to decide who the youngest Letter Series 300 owner is/was.  

How old were you when you got your Letter Car?


(I was 27).



And Bonus Question, how old were you when you drove a 300 over 100 mph? 


(I never have).


What say you?


Posted by: Larry Chase <larry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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