1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K

The 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K featured all-new styling by Virgil Exner. It characterized the Chryslers of this period, billed as having "the crisp, clean custom look." Whether it was good or not is debatable, but the 300 letter-series was the cleanest of the range, with a blacked-out grille and conservative side treatment.

1964 Chrysler 300-K hardtop coupe, part of the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K series.
1964 Chrysler 300-K hardtop coupe.
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The 1963 300-J (Chrysler skipped the letter "I" in the alphabetical sequence) was offered as a hardtop only, and in just one state of tune, and it lacked the traditional emblem and bright spear that had graced 300 rear fenders since 1957. Few '63s were sold.

Sales rebounded with the 1964 300-K to set a record. The convertible was reinstated, and a choice of two power stages was offered, including a ram-induction 413 boasting 390 bhp.

Pluses of the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K:
  • Even more affordable than earlier 300s
  • 300-Ks in good supply
  • Higher-than-average performance
  • Low-production appeal
Minuses of the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K:
  • Bulky, controversial styling
  • Rust-prone
Production of the 1963 Chrysler 300J:
  • 2-door hardtop: 400
Production of the 1964 Chrysler 300K:
  • 2-door hardtop: 3,022
  • Convertible: 625
Specifications of the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K:
Length, inches: 215.5
Wheelbase, inches: 122.0
Weight, pounds: 3,965-4,000
Price, new: $4,056-5,184

Engines for the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K:

ohv V-8
413 360/390 1963-1964

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