413 Equipped: 1964 Chrysler 300K

While this 1964 Chrysler 300K might not feature the desirable Cross-Ram engine option, it still provides an excellent combination of performance and luxury. It is a clean and tidy survivor, and its price looks highly competitive. If you like performance cars with a touch of luxury, you will find the 300K located in Laredo, Texas, and listed for sale here on eBay. The owner has set a BIN of $10,000, and while he says that he is firm on that price, the listing indicates that there is the option to make an offer.

The 300K is an attractive car finished in an interesting combination of Formal Black with Silver Mist on the top and hood. The paint shines beautifully, and while the quality of the photos isn’t the best, there are no glaring faults or problems visible. The panels show no dings or dents, while the gaps and panel alignments look pretty reasonable. The owner doesn’t indicate any rust problems, but since this is a Texas car that has always been garage-kept, the news should potentially be positive. The chrome and trim shine as nicely as the paint, and the glass seems to be flawless. The Chrysler rolls on a set of wider chromed steel wheels that are fitted with Moon hubcaps. However, if the buyer is seeking a showroom fresh appearance, original wheels and caps are easy to find for around $400 for the lot.

Chrysler offered two engine options in the 300K, and while this one features the entry-level 413ci “Wedge” V8, it was by no means a wimp of a motor. It managed to produce a healthy 360hp fed to the rear wheels via a 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission. Power steering and power drum brakes were also standard features. At 4,200lbs, the 300K could be considered anything but light. That didn’t seem to worry it unduly because it could still romp through the ¼ mile in 15.3 seconds. Yes, there are plenty of cars that can better that figure today, but there was nothing wrong with its performance when you place this classic in the correct context. Frustratingly, the owner provides no information on how well the Chrysler runs or drives, so potential buyers need to hope that he is willing to answer questions on that subject.

The “Letter Series” was designed to be Chrysler’s premium product, and they generally came nicely equipped. However, price pressures saw Chrysler move some of the standard features to the options list for the 300K. This included leather upholstery, and the original owner chose to pass on that. That means that the buyer will find themselves with an interior bathed in Red vinyl. However, the company managed to avoid the trap of choosing material that looked second-rate. This vinyl looks soft as supple, and it shows no signs of wear or problems. The dash and pad continue this trend, and the carpet is free from any significant wear. The buyer needs to be prepared because the interior doesn’t feature such touches as power windows or power seat adjustment. However, air conditioning would be a welcome inclusion on any Black car in Texas. There is also a pushbutton radio to provide entertainment on the road.

The strategy that Chrysler followed in 1964 of moving some features from standard inclusions to options paid dividends on the sales sheets. The company sold 400 examples of this car’s predecessor, the 300J. They offered the less expensive 300K the following year, and the sales total jumped to a relatively whopping 3,647 vehicles. It is rare to find a respectable example for under $15,000, but that appears to be what is on offer here. If this classic checks out on closer inspection, it could be a bargain buy at the BIN price. Is that enough to make you want to pursue this Chrysler further?

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Comments

  1. Moparman Member

    This big bruiser of a Chrysler is erroneously listed as an “SRT-8” in the Ebay listing, and it appears to have an aftermarket A/C unit installed. It looks to be well kept, but a PPI should be done. The wheel treatment doesn’t look bad, but (IMO) those exhaust tips need to be trimmed back, or redone with OEM type turndowns. GLWTS!! :-)

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  2. 300George

    Problem is, it’s not a letter car. Sport Series 300. K’s had unique medallions on the C piller, deck lid, console lid. All K’s had bucket seats, floor shift, console.

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  3. tiger66

    This isn’t a 300K, it’s a non-letter-series 300 hardtop coupe (more than 18,000 produced). Even the ebay listing doesn’t claim it’s a K that I can see. A K has front bucket seats with a console, floor shifter, K medallions on the C pillar and rear deck and different trim.

    Do we even know it’s a 413? The 383 was standard in the non-letter 300 (the 413 was optional).

    And yes, that’s aftermarket A/C. Factory A/C was in-dash, not under-dash.

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  4. uncle al

    The dealer claims the car to be “1964 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Coupe For Sale”….since he is clearly calling the car an SRT8, what’s next ? a claim will be made that Elvis was the prior owner !

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  5. Terry Bowman

    You can have a Charger or a “Demon”, they are not the same. A “K” 300 is not the same as a 300. Being not many options, I also believe it’s a 383 car.

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  6. David Horne

    I had a 64 300K and belonged to the Chrysler 300 club, this is not a 300K but it is a very nice Chrysler New Yorker.

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  7. Bob C.

    When they said it was a 413, I was expecting to see that crazy dual carb setup.

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  8. Bill

    I had 64 300K 413 single 4 barrel with factory 4 speed transmission i

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