The production of the 'Letter Series' ended in with the L and the 'Non-letter' Series in The 'non-letter' series received all-new sheet metal and in , it received the Concealed headlamps were introduced in and remained until Chrysler halted production of convertibles across the entire lineup in , meaning the Chrysler was not available as a convertible. The name was dropped for , but returned in , based on the Cordoba coupe, and offered as an option package with traditional 'cross-hair' style grille and unique emblems.
The exterior was finished in Spinnaker White with a red leather interior and red pinstripes. It is believed that around 30 examples may have been painted Rallye Red. The name was intended to continue into , but instead became the 'LS. Chassis Num: Suggested vehicles Specification comparison Related news. The Chrysler Sport Series was positioned below the letter series and served as a replacement to the Windsor.
The exterior appearance was identical to the Letter Car, except for minor differences including the tires, hubcaps, and an absence of H on the rear deck. The Sport Series also added a 4-door hardtop Photo Gallery. Gallery Chrysler Sales Volume. Similarly Sized Vehicles from Profiles 3.
Pace Car Convertible. Performance and Specification Comparison. Engine Specs. Dimension Specs. Lower Priced Cars. The overall tube length remained at 30", but the tuned portion of the stacks was only 15 in mm , favoring high RPMs. Only 15 "short ram" cars were produced; these were also fitted with the exotic but often troublesome French manufactured Pont-a-Mousson 4-speed manual transmissions developed for the Chrysler-powered Facel Vega.
Approximately 4 of these "Special Gran Turismo" are known to exist,  including one convertible and one with air conditioning; it is believed that 15 were originally produced. Also new were four individual, leather bucket seats for front and rear passengers with a full-length console from dash to rear seatback which had previously been introduced on the Chrysler Norseman concept car of The rear passenger electric window switches were installed in the center console within easy reach, and bench seats for front and rear passengers were no longer available.
The rear bucket seats were also offered on the New Yorker Custom coupe. Swiveling front seats were fitted as standard equipment but were modified to mechanical operation only initiated by the driver and not synchronized to the door when opened.
The exterior color list was shortened to Formal Black, Toreador Red metallic, Alaskan White, and Terra Cotta metallic  while the standard interior color remained as tan leather. The bodywork was also redone for , using Chrysler's new lightweight unibody construction and given sharper-edged styling with outward-tilting fins that were visually separated from sides, while the front grille adopted the corporate look used by all Chrysler-branded products, ending a tradition where the had unique styling not shared with other Chrysler branded vehicles.
A controversial "Continental"-style trunk lid appeared, shared with the Imperial and was gone for The model saw another restyle. The grille, formerly wider at the bottom than the top, was inverted; the quad headlights, formerly side-by-side, were canted inward at the bottom,  in a manner reminiscent of Lincolns and Buicks. Small parking lamps below the headlights were likewise slanted and V-shaped, and the front bumper was canted up at each end, scoop-like.
At the rear, the taillights were moved from the fins to the tail below them, and the fins were made sharper-pointed. Power windows were standard. Mechanically, the cross-ram "short ram" and "long ram" engines remained the same with the dual four barrel carburetors, although the exotic French manual transmission was dropped, and replaced by a exclusive Chrysler-sourced heavy-duty manual transmission referred to as 'option code '.
The "AstraDome" instrument cluster which was sometimes called the "gumball" or "jukebox" due to its appearance continued to be installed on all Chrysler products for The exterior color list was updated to Formal Black, Mardi Gras Red, Alaskan White, and Cinnamon metallic  while the standard interior color continued as tan leather. From s models, the fins were gone from all Chrysler products, as was the letter series' unique place in the Chrysler lineup; there was now the new Chrysler Sport Series which came as a two-door hardtop, replacing the cancelled Chrysler Windsor , while the convertible remained with the letter series along with a two-door hardtop H.
Externally there was little difference between the H and the Sport Series except for a "H" badge on the traditional location on the rear fenders, and many of the H's standard features could be ordered as options on the Sport Series. The Mercury competitor was the all-new Mercury S with the same approach to luxury and performance in a coupe or convertible and the Buick Wildcat.
Inside, the Sport Series hardtop coupe was installed with standard bench seats front and rear, similar to the Newport, while the H had standard bucket seats front and rear with the full length center console, and were also offered on the New Yorker Custom coupe.
This was also the last year for the AstraDome Instrument cluster for all Chrysler branded vehicles and the dashboard color now matched the leather upholstery and carpet. Under the hood of the H the cross ram engine became an option, and there was a return to the inline dual 4-barrel carburetor setup of the E as the base powerplant.
The Sport Series hardtop sedan used a cu in 6. Further restyling for the model the letter "I" was skipped to avoid confusion for the numeral "1", and introduced a smoother, more angular s look, ushering the Chrysler C platform architecture. Shared with the Sport Series , Newport and New Yorker series, this body design was the last one styled during Virgil Exner's term as Chrysler's styling chief. The only engine available was the cu in 6.
A redesigned and more sumptuous interior featured an oddly squared steering wheel, shared with all Chrysler products for that year. The convertible was now demoted to the Sport Series, and was the official pace car for the Indianapolis Mile Race, and the car could be provided with exterior markings on commercially sold cars, where it was marketed as the Pacesetter, an approach previously used on the DeSoto Fireflite Pacesetter. In , Chrysler introduced a two door hardtop coupe called the Chrysler Turbine Car , installed with the Chrysler turbine engines.
The convertible returned for the K , but the "cross-ram" engine became an extra-cost option available on the K only. It was offered only as a 2-door hardtop in Silver Mist metallic paint, a vinyl half-roof that gave a targa top appearance and bucket front seats with a reclining passenger seat. A visual distinction can be made between the years by the rear tail lights; the J has round units while the K has trapezoid shaped units.
The TorqueFlite pushbutton controls that were installed to the left of the steering wheel were removed and instead a console mounted transmission selector was introduced, while a manual transmission was also available. The L was the eleventh and final model in the traditional letter series. Like every other Chrysler, it featured a completely restyled body with the crisp lines, slab sides and a tall greenhouse passenger compartment that were introduced by Elwood Engel , successor of Virgil Exner as Chrysler's head of styling.
It was a linear look and the panoramic windshield that had been used since was abandoned. The car had grown two inches in wheelbase and three inches in overall length. Both 2-door hardtop with crease lines in the roof sheetmetal for the then-popular "convertible look" and 2-door convertible body styles were available. The cross-ram hp engine had been discontinued, leaving the cu in 6. Engine output was hp kW; PS , as in the previous year.
The buyer could choose between the standard 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic and the no-cost option 4-speed manual with Hurst shift linkage. Every feature on the L could be ordered as an option on the regular ; thus, the only difference was the L-exclusive ornamentation. This consisted of round "L" medallions at the center of the die-cast grille star and in the middle of the textured aluminum applique between the taillights, a red-paint-filled full-length beltline molding, and a rectangular die-cast "" badge on rear fenders.
Intending to return the letter series to its roots, Chrysler proposed the M as a clay mockup in October The exterior was similar to the L, except the M had spinner-type knock off wheel covers with a "M" medallion in the center, as well as another "M" medallion on the trunk lid. The front running lights were moved to the center grille bar and the front turn signals were widened.
The M also had paint stripes along the lower body line instead of the chrome molding found on the non-letter series s, "M" medallions on the sides, script "Three Hundred" badges and unique tail lights and bezels. Three-spoke headlight ornaments were planned, but dropped due to legal issues in some states. The interior was identical to the non-letter series except for the "M" medallions. The M was planned to be powered by the Wedge engine rated at hp kW.
This first M proposal was cancelled in November "to reduce scheduling and plant complexity". The Hemi cars would also feature a dual-faced "7-Liter Hemi" medallion. This proposal was also cancelled as the letter series s had lost their prestige and exclusivity as they were simply non-letter series s with letter badges. The Hurst lacks the single-letter suffix of its forebears and appeared five years after the last Letter Series Chrysler, the L.
Many automobile historians do not include the Hurst as a Letter Series model. The concept of the car, however, does fit with the Letter Series cars, as it was a high-performance variant of the luxury , built with the input of aftermarket parts manufacturer Hurst Performance. Only units are believed to have been built.
The scooped hood and trunk lid with a molded spoiler are both fiberglass. All Hurst s had satin tan leather interiors that were straight out of the Imperial and could be had with column- or console-mounted automatics. All came with the hp kW cu in 7. Of the units sold, one convertible is documented having been used as a Hurst promotional car and another is believed to have been dealer equipped with a cu in 7.
All original letter series cars are considered collectible as of [update] , but the early years are much more desirable. The C through G convertibles are the most desirable price-wise due to their scarcity and low survival rates; the coming of the regular series cars in makes the subsequent letter series seem less special and less desirable to collectors. There was one concept vehicle called the Chrysler , created in It featured a sports car body and a Viper engine.
It was never produced. The letter series name was resurrected in on the Chrysler M ; but it is the C that is closest to the original with its rear-wheel drive, and V8 engine once again bearing the " Hemi " name.
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