New 1968 300 owner - now with pictures

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

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    I'm the happy new owner of a 1968 300 convertable! It's in what I would consider above-average condition for a 50 year old car, but it definitely needs some attention to get it to where I'd like it to be.

    Just wanted to say hello!

    I'm sure I'll be posting some questions here before too long, but I promise I'll search before posting :)
     
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    Hi, we need pix for it to have really happened.
     
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    Welcome aboard from SW Pennsylvania. We like pictures.:welcome:
     
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    :welcome: Welcome from SE Pennsylvania!
     
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    Congrats and welcome!!
     
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    Congrats, you're going to enjoy that big cruiser. What color is your vert?mine is HH1 Antique Ivory. Members here need pictures. A fender tag pic would be nice too, so we can see how it is equipped.
     
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    Start you journey by finding the FSM (Factory Service Manual) for your car. If you are new the Mopars, the only dumb questions are the ones not asked.

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    Welcome from the Left Coast! I think 1968 convertible C bodies rule! :thumbsup:
     
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    Pictures attached

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    Just to fill you in a little more on my history. I grew up with a 68 New Yorker in the family (Dad's) which got handed down to my older brother and then me. I drove it through high-school and part of college. I started trying to do some body work on it but got in over my head and lost interest then went in the total other direction and bought a Japanese turbo sports car and was into that for a long while. But I always had fond memories of that old Chrysler (and some not-so-fond memories heh). So fast forward 25+ years and I've lately had a real itch to get into another 68 C-body. I was actually looking for a 2-door NYer for sentimental reasons and I wasn't necessarily looking for a convertible. But I have always liked the style of the 68 300's so when I found this one we (my brother and I) took the plunge. And now that I've had some time behind the wheel with the top down, I'm actually glad we got it vs. a hard top.

    But let me tell you, after not having driven a 60's land-yacht in so long, it took a couple miles before I became re-acclimated with the vague, floatly feel and the touchy brakes. But cruising down the highway I feel like I'm King of the Road! Took my kids out in it today for the first time and they had a ball riding in the back.
     
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    The big C bodies are not barn stormers, at least not like a Road Runner or a 'Cuda, but they are great cruisers and I am long past wanting a street racer. I got my Sport Fury back in 2004 shortly after the new Mini Coopers were released. The tag line for Mini back then was "Motoring" and as I would take my Sport Fury out for a drive with the top down I couldn't help but think that Mini had no idea what "motoring" really was. It is a sunny afternoon with no where in particular to go, all day to get there, and just enjoying the sights and the road while rolling through the countryside. To me, at least, that is what I most love about having mine: taking the long way home. I do understand your comment about the brakes, though, and after 13 years I finally upgraded my stock power drums to power discs last year. What a difference it makes. I am cheap and will be the first to admit it, but I should have done the upgrade years ago, so I will pass that advice along to you in the hope you won't wait as long as I did before making that improvement. Enjoy motoring in your luxo-cruiser for many years to come!
     
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    Looks Very Nice!!!