Introducing a 1970 300 TNT convertible

Fuselage Years

  1. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Despite requiring work to get up to spec and everything functional again after 35 years sitting, the original owner took good care of it by keeping it safely inside.

    I wish you much joy and happiness with this beautiful convertible, it couldn't have gone to a better owner with the right contacts to get everything correctly sorted.

    Best wishes to all for the "restoration."
     
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  2. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    As for the photos, maybe photoshop or similar can remove the original owner if that man was concerned about his privacy.
     
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  3. JBR MA

    JBR MA New Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Very nice ride and in the right hands - cannot wait to see you bring her back to life.
    Congratulations!
     
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  4. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Congrats on your purchase, I can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
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  5. c-barge

    c-barge Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow what a car!! Fantastic score! Did you get any documentation with it? #s matching? Looking forward to more pictures/info on the car!

    I've had my eyes on this '70 U-code convertible for a long time. Its a lot rougher then yours. This ones R6 red with tan/brown console interior.

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    Imo I think you got one of the best color combos!
     
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  6. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    So what is holding you back from getting it - looks well optioned too and I really like those cornering lights on that car? They really enhance the looks of these cars IMO. ER6 isn't a bad color either and brown interior is a break from most of the red ones having a white interior. I used to have an ER6 convertible too with U code with white interior but I sold it awhile back since I prefer the body rigidity of a hardtop and a sunroof over a convertible.
     
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  7. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats on a great car:thumbsup:
     
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  8. c-barge

    c-barge Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Its still not for sale lol, that and I'd prefer a hard top.
     
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  9. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks all for the nice feedback. As requested, here are four shots of the car, all courtesy of @Ripinator. Enjoy!

    The pictures were taken at a local shop recommended by Rip, to be (gently) woken up after a 20+ year slumber. The idea is to get the car ready for short drives, before shipping over to the Midwest for more comprehensive fettling and detailing by @david hill. To that effect, I had four Hankook Kinergy ST 235/75R15 delivered by the Tire Rack this past week for mounting, as well as a set of date-coded reproduction spark plug cables from Lectric Limited (same as I have gotten for my other 1970-1972 C-bodies, at the recommendation of @Big_John), and sundry supplies: six quarts of Valvoline VR1 high-zinc 10W30 oil (as recommended by @david hill for the TNT engine), plus Accel 8320 cap & rotor kit, WIX 42044 air/51068 oil/33032 gas filters, and Champion Copper+ (14) spark plugs -- different oil but same parts as I got for for Medina, my T-code 1971 Monaco, together with @71Polara383. This time, I bought those supplies from O'Reilly as they happened to be substantially cheaper than Summit (whereas the reverse was true pre-COVID). O'Reilly does not carry Zerex green, so the shop itself will supply it.

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  10. MAGNUM77

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    Super nice car!!!
     
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    That is a very sharp looking car, congrats on the find. Can't wait to see some more pictures of it.
     
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  12. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    This is what I love about this place, great guys to help out when needed. I don't want the @Ripinator to get a swelled head but way to go Rip! Way to go above and beyond to help out, in this absolutely beautiful car.

    Good thing for you, it was not near me, I might have said sorry, no longer available, after I set eyes on it. :)

    Great score and I agree with Dave, a perfect color combination.
     
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  13. Trailer Park

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    Love this car! Congrats on the score.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Too late!
     
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    Ayilar: Congratulations! Sublime 300 Convertible, for the Deeply committed FUSELAGE aficionado!
    One day, possibly, this Summer of ‘21 perhaps, it would be FUSIE AWESOME to gather a tribe of The Last Chrysler Corporation Convertibles, somewhere in America The Beautiful . . .
     
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  16. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you!

    Short story: sounds good! IL, IA, MO or WI are kinda central to C-body 'vert ownership and could work. In fact, such a gathering could be teed up with the 5th Midwest C-body show in late June or with the 2021 CATL in September.

    Long story: last year, I started plans for just a 50th anniversary reunion of the last C-body ragtops at Carlisle, but the pandemic threw us a wrench. Still, we managed to get 5 Polara 'verts (3 on Friday -- @polara71, @71Polara383 and myself; 4 off-site on Saturday -- @carfreak6970 and a friend of his brought theirs but I could not join) as well as @c-barge's Newport 'vert and one Fury iii. Not to forget of course @david hill 's award-winning '69 300. I won't be organizing anything similar this year at Carlisle, but other places are possibilities. There are a lot of 1970 'verts within 200 miles of Chicago, so @sixpkrt's C-body Show would be a natural place for the 'verts to congregate. If my TNT is ready by then, I plan to bring her there (as well as my two 383 Polaras). And, I hope to get as many 'vert owners to join the 2021 CATL in September -- I am hoping for example that @Stanj could bring his N-code Polara there.

    PS: I have been gathering information about surviving 1970 C-body 'verts and their whereabouts, helped by the earlier findings and the generous information sharing of @polara71, @fc7_plumcrazy, @Fratzog and @71Polara383 (Dodge), @Fury440 and @70 Sport Suburban (Plymouth), and @c-barge (Chrysler) -- among others. For the past couple of years, @c-barge's Last Convertibles thread has served as an informal public repository of information on those cars. Ultimately, it would be great to get all that info up on a site -- like Bill did for the T-code Fury 'verts. I am in the process of doing so for the U-code 300 'verts, together with some other members who own a one -- we are at 18 '70 TNT ragtops thus far, out of (likely) 135 produced. (Edited: thank you @sampligman)
     
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    Wanna try again... :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Fixed -- thank you!
     
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    Ripinator Old Man with a Hat

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    Talk about rubber bands. . .
     
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    Just goes to show you.. Some peeps actually read your posts.... :p:p
     
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