Odd Hurst Out: 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst

There are very few cars I love more than big, beautiful Mopars, and I especially love special edition Mopars such as this 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst. I have always considered myself somewhat well-read on 1970s Chrysler products, but it was only a year or two ago I learned of the existence of a vehicle that was the child of Hurst and Chrysler. The seller has had this car since 1997, and it has been garaged since 1998 until now. Although faded and a little worn, this 300 Hurst is in super solid shape and just needs a little love and some reassembly to be a show-stopper. Find it here on eBay in Washington state with bidding at $1.975 and the reserve not met.

One of the trademarks of a Hurst Chrysler 300 was the gold and white color scheme, because of course it was a Hurst edition. It is hard to tell in the pictures because of the faded paint, but the exterior was white with gold stripes on the hood, sides, and trunk lid. The interiors were largely Hurst gold, and although much of it has been removed, the seller states he has all of the parts that he himself removed. It looks here that the seats may be in good condition, though its hard to tell. The intent of this photo is to show the fantastic condition of the floorpans on this car, and as can be seen in other exterior photos, this car needs almost no sheet metal repair to be ready for paint and reassembly. This appears to truly be a rust-free car!

Under the hood is a high-performance 440 “TNT,” and this is indeed different than a regular 440 in grandma’s motor home! Most notably, an HP (high-performance) 440 would’ve come with a 4-barrel carburetor and a dual “snorkel” type breather as shown in this photo, as well as an upgraded camshaft. The engine in this particular 300 looks to be totally complete and probably in running order. As the seller states, “It runs, drives and stops enough to get on a trailer,” and that is good enough for me! I have seen these cars run before, and for as large as they are they get up and move!

From this photo it appears this car may have some surface rust around the driver’s rear quarter, and of course the rear bumper will need re-chromed. Though it is not mentioned why in the ad, this car has the incorrect trunk lid and hood on it that appear to be off of a non-Hurst 300. As you can see, the trunk lid should have a lip to complete the rear spoiler. The seller includes both correct items, but leaves us hanging as to why they were removed in the first place, and replaced with regular 300 parts. Only 501 of these cars were made, and thus they do not surface for sale with great frequency. Depending what this car sells for, this collectable classic could be quite the deal for an experienced restorer! It almost looks too easy. Would you bite?

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Comments

  1. JC

    I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

  2. Mitchell Gildea Member

    The TNT was Chrysler’s name for the 440 magnum. It was rated at 375 horsepower and was the only engine available in the 300H, though I think a 426 hemi was dealer installed in one 300H, and a 440 six pack was installed in another 300H. Really cool alternative to Mopars other muscle cars back in 1970

    • Bob

      300H are 1962 models, with a 305hp 383 2bbl or the 413 crossram

  3. Bob

    I never did it, but the Hurst high performance cars were fantastic. Rent on Friday, race all weekend, return on Monday.

    • ACZ

      Are you thinking of Hurst or Hertz?

  4. Vince H

    Seems like quite a few of these have surfaced lately.

    • Stang1968

      I think this is the third one in 45 days here now.

    • Alfie

      Yep. No ’70 300-H was selling till Fantomworks on Velocity featured one, and all of a sudden 5 popped up overnight.

      Capitalism at its finest.

  5. Bob

    Well, you know the story, when something becomes desirable, out come the ringers.

  6. Car Guy

    Without the extremely hard to find correct hood, or rear wing there is not much left to make this car special.

    • glen

      The article states “the seller includes both correct items”

      • Car Guy

        Not 100% sure but I think the hood and trunk lid were fiberglass. Don’t think they really helped much with weight reduction. These were a very nice looking full size car back in the day

    • Rspcharger Rspcharger

      There are pics of the correct items on the eBay listing.

  7. Fred

    1979 Chrysler Cordoba 300 edition with a 360 I’m in need of help restoring. If anyone is interested in the Orlando fl area please contract me.

  8. Melvin Burwell

    Buy it. Good price. Cant go wrong.

  9. Fred

    Just another angle of my 1979 Chrysler Cordoba 300 edition, fully loaded with Corinthian leather interior.

    • Rspcharger Rspcharger

      There’s thins thing called Craigslist….use it, enough with piggybacking these threads. Or better yet, have BF feature it.

  10. XMA0891

    Just saw this very car WITH trunk lip at Skip’s Car Show in Merrimack, MA! That’d be “two” of 501…

    • Pookie Jamie P

      And Danny Koker in Vegas had a buddy debuted on his show that he had 2. So there’s 4 of the 501….

  11. DavidC

    Car Guy you are correct the hood and trunk lid were fiberglass

  12. Bob

    Its my dyslexia. I was thinking of Hertz.

  13. james r burton

    by the look of the bottom of this car it’s sure blowing alot of oil out of it. the area around the eng. and trannie is covered in a oil mist plus the pcv valve has a hose clamp on it to keep the back pressure from blowing it off i guess. i’d say the rings are stuck or has a busted piston or two.

  14. Moparman Member

    “This appears to truly be a rust-free car” Apparently your idea of “rust-free” and mine differ. This car DEFINITELY shows the classic rear window channel rust through, and one of the eBay ad pix shows what appears to be a rust hole above the right rear passenger window. With rudt, what can be seen is only the tip of the iceberg! :-)

  15. Rustytech Member

    The oil spray under the car is what keeps the floors from rusting, they should a put some on the window channel. Over all this looks like a decent project. Bidding is now up to $6,000, I would think it’s getting close to it’s current value.

  16. Geno

    There is a hood and trunk lid on craigslist Boston as I am typing! $950.

    • TriPowerVette

      @Geno – Thanks. I know it’s late, but I am just reading your excellent post. You went through some personal trouble to post this, and were thinking about the potential buyer of this 300. That was unselfish. I noticed that neither did anyone acknowledge you at the time, nor did they even give you a ‘thumbs up’. zi here do both. Too bad the author of the article didn’t.

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