For Sale 1970 300 Hurst Convertible 1 of 1 original $150,000 E-Bay

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This Ebay offering is for a very special car, especially for the Mopar enthusiasts. This is the one of one 1970 Chrysler 300H Hurst convertible, affectionately known as the “Parade Float”, that appeared at race tracks and made appearances across the country. The promotional vehicle featured a towering Hurst shifter and a platform for iconic Miss Hurst, Linda Vaughn, to stand on. After the Chrysler was removed from service, it was purchased by an elderly man in Jacksonville, Florida. It was then purchased in 1976 from the Florida man’s estate by avid Chrysler collector Steve McCloud in Tennessee. This is the same Steve McCloud that owned 1955 Chrysler C300, VIN number 3N551001, the first Chrysler 300 scheduled for production, and several other rare Chryslers. Mr. McCloud, and the convertible, were nationally known in Chrysler circles, race tracks, parades, magazines, and in the Chrysler 300 club. Several articles were written on Mr. McCloud and the car. He displayed the car, and even made a few nostalgia appearances with Miss Vaughn, including a reunion at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1993, as photos will show. The car was then put in storage. This Chrysler is still in the possession of the collector’s immediate family. First time available for sale. The location of this car has been a question for years. The question has now been answered. It is still owned by Steve McCloud’s immediate family. This is the first and only opportunity to purchase the one of one 1970 300 Hurst convertible.




CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PERIOD HISTORICAL PHOTOS. THE TWO OLDER PHOTOS ARE AT RIVERSIDE, 1970, AND BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY, 1970. THE THIRD IS A REUNION APPEARANCE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN 1993. IN THE PHOTO, OWNER STEVE MCCLOUD IS DRIVING THE CAR, WITH LINDA VAUGHN ON THE BACK:


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This is not a clone or a tribute. According the official Chrysler Registry “Production Option Code Books”, two 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst convertibles with VIN number beginning with CM27U0C were SCHEDULED for production. All other Chrysler sources state that one Hurst convertible was MANUFACTURED. Anecdotes from the past have suggested a “second car.” A rumor had floated around for years that another 300 Hurst Convertible was built, but totaled by a train in a joy ride by a Chrysler executive. There is no available documentation to support this theory, therefore unproven. There was also one other “special built” Chrysler Convertible. However, this car had a black interior, was born a T code 350 HP engine, and received a dealer transplanted Hemi engine, so it was not a true 300 Hurst Convertible. In fact, Mr. McCloud also owned this car for a short period of time. However, he soon sold it, as his collection featured only rare, “factory built” Chryslers. Therefore, the Chrysler offered in this ad, is the lone 1970 Chrysler 300H Convertible built to participate in the promotional tours, and is the only “Parade Float” that has ever been in existence. 91,119 original miles on the odometer. Essentially is original, stock configuration with the exception of maintenance and repair items.


CLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE MCCLOUD CONCERNING THE HURST AND HOW HE FOUND AND PURCHASED IT, FROM MUSCLECARS MAGAZINE, MAY, 1995.


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PAGE TWO:


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Please read the complete ad, and view all photos. There is absolutely no doubt as to the identity of this car. The VIN number, original fender tag, ownership chain, period historical articles and photos, and public knowledge verify this.






CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR AN ARTICLE FROM MUSCLECAR CLASSICS MAGAZINE, DECEMBER,1989. MR. MCCLOUD MADE AN APPEARANCE WITH THE HURST AT THE 1989 MOPAR NATIONALS, HELD AT NATIONAL TRAIL RACEWAY IN OHIO:


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CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PHOTO OF LINDA VAUGHN AND ANOTHER HURSTETTE WITH THE CONVERTIBLE:


http://s514.photobucket.com/user/redeuce/media/HURSTETTES/1970O.jpg.html






During the golden era of muscle cars, most of the models fit a certain criteria. Most were intermediates in size, and some would even be considered compacts. However, the most unique were the full size variety. The Impala, Grand Prix, Catalina, Galaxie, Torino, Toronado, Roadrunner, Coronet and others broke the muscle car mold and provided big power with a big body to satisfy a buying public that desired speed, but also space. Chrysler can be credited with pioneering this idea with the Chrysler 300. It is recognized by many as the first muscle car, offering the first 300 HP engine as early as 1955.




The Chrysler 300 letter series cars were high performance luxury cars that were manufactured between 1955 and 1965. Chrysler shocked the automotive public and also it’s competitors with the 300 horsepower C300 in 1955. This high powered monster featured heavy duty suspension, free flow dual exhaust, and the dual quad Hemi engine with a solid lifter cam that actually produced a lope at idle. NASCAR and AAA (USAC) are the venues that really launched this car into the spotlight. It began at Daytona. Brewster Shaw, owner of San Juan Motors Chrysler dealership in Daytona, and Warren Koechling, driving for the Carl Kiekhaeffer team, demolished all records in the multiple speed events of the Daytona Speed Week, before the actual race. Shaw piloted his own Chrysler 300, VIN number 1001, and Koechling wheeled VIN number 1002. These were the first two Chrysler 300’s manufactured. In the Daytona NASCAR race, Tim Flock and Lee Petty finished one and two in 300”s. Chrysler 300 teams won both the NASCAR championship and the AAA championship in 1955. Chrysler 300’s repeated this feat in 1956.




For 10 years, the Letter Series 300’s were the dominant high performance big vehicles.
However, with the changing times of the early '60s, the full-size super car era came to an end. The 1965 300L was the final year of the traditional letter series.




Luckily for Chrysler fans, in 1969, Jim Wangers was working as an executive VP for Hurst Performance Research, Inc., in Royal Oak, Michigan, He was thinking about those potential car buyers who would appreciate an automobile that reflected their desire for something upscale, powerful, and attention-arresting. After careful consideration, Jim felt Chrysler would be receptive to reviving its full-size super car tradition. He was right, and the foundation was laid for the Chrysler-Hurst joint venture, which ultimately resulted in the 1970 300 Hurst, or 300H.




The 300H was based on the 1970 Chrysler 300 Series 2-door hardtop. It was a natural for the Hurst treatment due to its fuselage styling, featuring a rounded body with sculptured crease lines. All were assembled at the Jefferson Ave. plant in Detroit, MI. They were shipped to the Hurst facility in Brighton, MI. Once finished, the Hurst 300s were shipped back to Jefferson Assembly for final inspection, and then sent to the ordering dealerships (most 300Hs were customer-ordered, some were designed for dealer stock, and a few were built for the sales bank). The standard package was the same on all the cars. However, extra options could be ordered. Production numbers vary according to several sources, but all agree that between 485 and 500 were built.


Then there was one more. The convertible. Hurst and Chrysler decided to manufacture one Special Public Relations Vehicle, a convertible, custom designed for appearances across the country to promote the Chrysler and Hurst brands. While the hardtops were essentially built in groups on the assembly line, the convertible was a purpose built vehicle. Therefore, there are both similarities and differences between the two.




CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE HURST, INCLUDING SOME AS THE CAR WAS DISCOVERED IN THE STORAGE BUILDING, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CAR COVER WAS REMOVED:


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300 HURST CONVERTIBLE FENDER TAG DECODING:


N51- Max Cooling System
S61- Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
B41- Front Disc Brakes- 10” Rear Drum Brakes
G11- Tinted Glass
V78- Longitudinal Accent Stripe Delete
L31- Turn Signal Lite- Hood and Fender
P45- Power Deck Lid Release
C21- Center Front Cushion Arm Rest
P28- Power Seats, Left, Right
V3W- White Convertible Top
H51- Air Conditioning with Front Heater
R23- Search Tune AM/FM Radio
R31- Dual Rear Seat Speaker with Stereo
P31- Power Windows
P41- Power Door Locks
EW1- Spinnaker White
M6XW- White Vinyl Bucket Interior with Black Accents
EW1- Spinnaker White Upper Door Frames
505- Tuesday, May 5, 1970 Scheduled Production Date
Q06993- Order Number- Special Public Relations Vehicle (Q)06993
E86- 440 Cu. In., Four Barrel, 375 HP TNT Engine
D32- A727 Torque Flite
CM27 -Chrysler 300 Hurst Convertible
U0C- TNT Engine, 1970 Model, Jefferson Ave. Assembly Plant
231583- Sequential Number




Similarities-The first similarity is that all Hurst Chryslers were outfitted with the E86, 440 Cu. In., 375 HP TNT engine. Torque Flite transmission. V78 Accent stripe delete is present also, because the striping was done at the Hurst facility. Either power button, or under dash lever activated trunk release, or both. Due to the rear spoiler, a key lock could not be accessed. All also had dual power seats, power windows, Spinnaker White, and front disc brakes.


Differences-The hardtops were pulled off the assembly line in small groups for shipment to Hurst. Although they were manufactured over a period of months, all were assigned a 125, or January 25, build date. The convertible, however, was assigned the actual build date- 505, May 5. All the hardtops featured M6T5 tan leather interior. A M6XW, white vinyl with black accents, was installed in the convertible. The hardtops were designated with a standard vehicle order number. The convertible was assigned the Q prefixed (Special Public Relations) vehicle order number. This is the only one with that prefix. Finally, the A12 fiberglass hood designation. Although all Hurst cars received the fiberglass hood, not all display the A12 on the fender tag, depending on early or later production. However, according to Chrysler Registry “Production Option Code Books”, it is correct that the convertible does not have the A12 on the fender tag.




The convertible has been in storage for a period of time. The car is in good condition. A complete cleaning and detail will bring this beauty back to life. Spinnaker white exterior finish with all the Hurst graphics and decals, including the large Hurst quarter panel decals. Original white convertible top. Fiberglass scooped hood and trunk lid with spoiler. Original Magnum road wheels. Hood and fender turn signals.




Original white, dual power bucket seat interior with center folding armrest. Everything in the interior is basically original. Power windows and locks. Search Tune AM/FM radio. Original Hurst shifter with original shift knob. Air conditioning. Both button in glove box and under dash lever for trunk release. Power steering. Power disc brakes. Tilt/telescopic steering column. Tinted glass. Rear stereo speakers.




Original 440 Cu. In., 375 HP TNT engine. Engine and engine bay is stock and original, with the exception of maintenance and repair items. Heavy duty cooling system. Four barrel carburetor. Torque Flite automatic transmission.




This may be the only time this car will be available for sale again. Do not miss the opportunity to own one of the most recognized and iconic collaborations of Chrysler/Hurst in the history of the Muscle Car Era.

 

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No C-body man can deny this is a Once of a Lifetime opportunity.
Wow.


And I don't care about the flexi radiator hose. It's fine for now.
 

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Man I'd dust the cobwebs off and put that bad boy on the road, quick, fast and in a hurry.
 

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The one thing that jumps out at me is the Hurst graphic on the quarter panel. It's different from the Linda Vaughn pic. I wonder what the story is on that....

Otherwise, great piece of history there. It will be interesting to see if he gets what he is asking.
 

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Kool car. eBay seems like an od choice of venue for a car such as this.
 

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I met and talked with Steve McClowd and even sat in that car back in the mid '80s. He said at the time IF and WHEN he ever sold the Hurst it would be advertised in the NY Times. He'd dropped hiz membership in the 300 int. Inc. years ago and He obviously iz no longer among the living which iz newz to me and I suspect most that did know him. I Can't believe hiz family haz chosen Evil-Bay az a marketing tool for the Linda Vaughn car. Aw well, better then the BJ auction for sure! RIP Steve, and God Speed, Jer
 

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Great history there, 150k worth? It would be interesting to see the where the second car got to. Why the change with placement and style of the "H" on the quarter. I'm not going to bring up the exhaust either.
 

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Yeah it is a fantastic set of wheels that is. I could cruising that baby down the shore, what a show that would be.
 

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Ma should have made these for special order, bring on the clones! Love the shifter. Is there any info on what happened to the platform and giant shifter?
 

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The deal will be made off Ebay. The big $$ cars get advertised on there and money changes hands without Ebay involved. If you think about it, Ebay is a great way to reach out to the whole world... and get free exposure to forums like this. I've seen it many times.
 

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Exactly John. Out of two trips on the auction block I shook out 2 folkz that had interest and $ that I responded to on selling the Batwagon. One insulted me by a low ball offer that didn't even deserve a response and the other is now the caretaker of the finest and tastefully modded fined Wagon on the planet
 

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From a sellers standpoint the BJ probably would be the best place to auction this one. They'd pick up the phone and have Linda on the block with it, all the fat pocket collectors would just be throwing money at it. My .02...
 

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It appears he's having a no start situation here;


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AH? And Mr Barnfind sir. What iz this 2nd Hurst convertible you speak of? Might that be the Hurst that old man Hurst iz rumored to have done up for himself that allegedly faded into oblivion in ah boneyard in Pennsylvania back in the '70s that no evidence has ever surfaced on. Or might it be the Hemi Hurst with the black interior that seams to have morfed into some degree of legitimacy over the last 30 or so yearz? That car for the record waz also owned by Steve McClowd too until he sold it to a dentist with deep pockets out in Oklahoma in the late '80s. That guy subsequently advertised it F/S for something like 75K az a legitimate Hurst hemi convertible And the entire membership of the 300 club int.inc. screamed foul because we all knew that the owner of the Chrysler Dealership in Bristol, Tn. had put that clone with ah 426 Hemi together. There are two more clonez that the club knowz of for sure because we all know and love the car bud that put in 33 yearz at the Chelsea Proving Groundz that assembled both them. I guess what I'm asking sir iz do you know of another clone that I've missed? Not trying to shoot you down or shut you up or start an argument. Just trying to add personal knowledge to what several hundred 300 nutz know and accept az fact. That iz that there REALLY WAZ AND IZ ONLY ONE 300 HURST CONVERTIBLE, Jer
 

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Yeees sir, not trying to argue that there is one and only, just more info on the clones. As with any car of rarity there's gonna be immitations, that's all I'm pointing out. You've cleared up the status on the hemi car, is that one still around? Any knowledge you care to share on the H differences of this car?
 
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