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Jim Brennan April 13, 2014 For Sale, Weekend Edition 19 Comments

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Our fans seem to like the Obscure Muscle Car Garage Posts that appear each and every Friday, and look what I found currently for sale on Craigslist… This is one of less than 500 1970 Chrysler 300 H Coupes produced (though the listing has stated that only 385 were built) and this one is a Barn Find. I’ll get to the price later, but I have to ask this: Desirable or not?

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According to the ALL CAPS LISTING:

1970 CHRYSLER 300 HURST…ONLY 385 BUILT…THIS IS PROBABLY THE NICEST MOST ORIGINAL 1970 CHRYSLER 300 HURST LEFT IN THE WORLD…((((ALL ORIGINAL )))) ALL NUMBERS MATCH….FIBERGLASS HOOD ANS TRUNK WITH AIR FOILER……I AM 2ND OWNER..((((FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS))) (((ORIGINAL PAINT IN GOOD CONDITION )))) HAS 56,000 ORIG MILES…DRIVES SUPER GREAT AND HAS FACTORY AIR CONDITIONG…..ALSO ORIG TIRES..((((SPECIAL PAINTED WHEELS CAME WITH CAR AND I HAVE EXTRA)))) .NO RUST CAR…((((( ORGINAL CALIF CAR ))))).LEATHER UPHOL…..LOTS OF LITERATURE AND COLLECTION OF EXTRA PARTS…ALL GO WITH CAR .NONE SOLD….WITHOUT CAR…..THIS CAR IS MORE RARE THAN A 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD OR 1969 DODGE DAYTONA AND PROBABLY WORTH MORE…YOU JUST CANT FIND THEN OR SEE THEM…IF YOU WANT ONE RARE CAR THIS IS IT….

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Yes it is indeed rare and wonderful, but it will never reach the value heights that the aforementioned Superbird, or Daytona have because it was never intended to be anything but a Cruiser. Therefore, the asking price of $99,999 is pure Crackpipe (To borrow a phrase from our own esteemed Graverobber) but how much should it be going for? See the listing here, and tell me what you think. In the meantime, read my Obscure Muscle Car Garage Post about the Chrysler 300-H here

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  • rustylink

    THIS CAR IS MORE RARE THAN A 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD OR 1969 DODGE DAYTONA AND RARE THAN A 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD OR 1969 DODGE DAYTONA… I laughed. I like reasoning for the 100k asking price but that is a bit of a reach

  • cruisintime

    4100 lbs of sorry malaise performance. Seller may be about 20 years early on the value.

    • hubba

      This has a full-fat premium-fuel 440 in it, not a low-compression smog motor.

    • OA5599

      That's the same engine as the base Superbird, at a weight within 10% of the 'bird. And 1970 is squarely within the Musclecar, not Malaise era.

      I agree about the value not being ripe, but not sure about the 20 year prediction. When these cars become 65 years old, everybody who remembers them will be in their 80's or beyond, and no longer the prime demographic for an obscure musclecar.

    • tonyola

      1970 wasn't malaise yet.

  • Krash Kadillak

    Certainly collectible, but these didn't exactly sell like hotcakes when they were new. They were more for showroom eye candy. Get Mr. Banker to oogle at the 300 on the floor, but then sell him the loaded New Yorker 4-door or Town & Country for a bit less money. In fact, it would have made more sense to do up the 300 as a 4-door instead of the 2-door. Just tone down the gold/white paint scheme a bit.

  • mac350

    Nice car but way over priced. I'm curious why the pictures are not more recent?

    • M44Power

      Seriously, that combined with the ALLCAPS and batshit crazy pricing makes me think this person grew up in a house with lead paint.

  • krazykarguy

    (((HUGS)))

  • IR Bigglesworh

    Here's one that's been for sale in Sweden for several years now.. Needs some work though.

    http://dreamcars.se/zoom.asp?car=334

    • Manic_King

      Still, $80k is huge difference in asking price. I wonder what 6/70 means on last photo, did they made those cars in batches of 70?

      • dean bigglesworth

        It's the date of manufacture.

  • Love this car, but this has crazy person written all over it. All caps, bonus parentheses, near 7 year old pics, no interior, under-hood, or even rear shots and the I'm-off-my-meds price means run far, far away.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Very cool beast, with an accent on the beast. Too bad Chrysler forgot what it was capable of doing just a few years down the road. The old pics make me wonder what's happened in the past few years.

  • safetystephen

    Looks very good. I think you would have to start around near $20k then go waaaayyyy lower or higher depending on the interior, paint, under the hood. If that beast is show ready, it is worth a big chunk of change albeit below $99k, With only two owners, docs and parts to boot, very interesting indeed.

  • Greg

    Love the car, but I always got to wonder about a hundred thousand dollar vehicle that is living on a dirt floor?

  • HTWHLS

    I loved this car when I first read abut them and having ridden in one way back, they move..fast! However, with pictures that are 7 years old, I'm extremely dubious as to what it looks like now. If it still looks the same and there are no major issues, this is a $35K car, unless there is some other provenance to kick to 50K. Even so, it's going to take a very particular buyer. As you can also tell, that buyer is going to need a big space to park that car. This will NOT go into any of the new McMansion garages they are building here in the ATL.

  • Ol' Shel'

    You can bet that the next car I sell will spend a little time in a barn before I list it.

  • red-sled

    One of my favorite muscle cars. Fun fact: You can land a Cessna on the hood. True story.