One Of A Kind: 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst

Chrysler 300 Hurst Parade Car

Being unique or one of a kind can come at a steep price, especially when we are talking about a one of a kind car built by a major manufacturer. If you don’t recognize this Chrysler 300H, then you must not have watched any major racing events in the early ’70s. This special 300H was built to be a parade float for Hurst to market both their shifters and the new 300H. After its days as a parade car, it went into a private collection and eventually traded hands to another collection. After the previous owner’s passing, it disappeared. It is now out of storage and up for grabs here on eBay in Sevierville, Tennessee with an incredible $150k asking price! That’s a lot of money for an otherwise stock 300, but then again only one car was used for parades and this one is it. Would you pay this kind of money to own a piece of Hurst and Chrysler history? Special thanks to Jim S for this tip!

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Comments

  1. Jason

    Was the giant phallic shifter removed for parades?

  2. Dirty Dingus McGee

    I love me some MOPARS, and I love me a Hurst shifter. But I love having $150K to spend on other vehicles even more, like say a couple of Hemi MOPARS.

  3. A.J.

    That is super cool. Don’t underestimate having a 1 of 1 instead of a 1 of 50 or 1 of 500. But still feels like a strong asking price. Ultimately I guess it only takes one person.

  4. Dave57210

    Does Linda come with it? (Linda Vaughan – Miss Hurst Golden Shifter)

    • Mark E

      You realize she’s pushing something like 65…?

      • JW

        Mark E I was just thinking the same thing. I would be no better off than I am now in fact a few years worse.

      • phoneman91

        You make being 65 sound old somehow!

      • Rancho Bella

        If she is thin……..I dig older women…………wait………..I’m old

      • Utes

        The sweetest woman you’ll ever have a chance to meet…

  5. JW

    phoneman91, not really I’m 62, it’s just if I’m gonna take the chance of messing around on my wife with a babe I want to eliminate a few years not add to them. Just Joking actually.

    • phoneman91

      The internet says that she was born in 1943. You actually may have a point there!

  6. Anastos

    I’d rather take the $150k and get a couple of other interesting Mopars.

  7. cory

    It’s worthless without the giant shifter

  8. kenzo

    for 150 grand I’d expect interior carpets in a bit better condition. as stated the odometer shows 91119 miles. That’s a lot of miles for a car that has been in a collection for almost forever. Also the wheels are different in the first race track picture with the Hurst shifter etc and the second one doing track laps. I would do a lot of searching to believe this is one of one. If so where are the original wheels? Also why would a person have a vehicle worth an “estimated asking” 150K in a garage full of cardboard boxes and other stuff, junk.
    This needs a lot of serious searching.

    • Tirefriar

      Kendo, have you read “Cobra in a Barn”?

  9. Tirefriar

    Looking at the current asking prices for Mopars with any significance from similar period, I’d say the price is probably not all that bad given the marketing exposure this particular car enjoyed. Throw in the fact that Ms. Vaughn’s lovely arse graced these same seat cushions and the asking price starts looking downright attractive…

  10. Dolphin Member

    Hurst stuff is big now in the musclecar and memorabilia collector world, and I’m guessing that in that world this would be the top collectible.

    Why not get B-J to sell it, which I think they could do almost instantly, likely for the price this seller wants or more?

    • Tirefriar

      Dolphin, excellent suggestion on B-J. But I think the seller here will loose out on the profit if the car owner decides to go that route. I am not sure how the B-J commissions structure works (too lazy to look it up) but I doubt its on the low side…

  11. Chebby

    Strange that Chrysler left the column-shifter collar on it.

    This is a neat car, but hell no on the price.

  12. Bonnie2012

    Is the first picture Trenton Speedway? Grandstand’s look right.

  13. Woodie Man

    Cant beat being young!…………no matter what we say

    http://selvedgeyard.com/2010/08/11/old-school-hurst-girls/

  14. pontiactivist

    There is a complete hardtop sitting rotting away in a defunct salvage yard in greenville pa I have been to several times. Cool cars.

  15. Jim

    WOW!!! Here’s the thing…I was raised in Levittown, PA. My next door neighbor was one of Hurst/Campbell’s very first sales representatives. He drove this VERY SAME car home for a weekend. It was parked directly outside my door for two days. Naturally, the huge Line/Loc T-Handle stick shift was missing, and Ms. Linda was not present, but the rubberized platform shown here on which she stood, was still on the trunk lid. A few weeks later he invited my Dad and me to their big Hurst exhibition in Warminster, and I sat in the Hurst Goldenrod (LSR car, powered by Chrysler HEMI’s), met Linda Vaughn, and won first place and two brand new Aurora Thunderjet 500 slot cars…what a day. This Chrysler 300 was a monster of a car; it was so long that it jutted over into the space in the street allotted for our own cars!

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  16. Jim

    Hurst made some very cool cars. There was the Hurst Bonneville tow wagon which I loved, the Hurst GTO, Grand Prix, and some other gold/black and gold/white combos that really rocked. Many were built exclusively for promotion, others for purchase. Hurst mags were interesting, too. Big, chunky spokes. Sleepers RULE.

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