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  • The Chrysler J/K featured all-new styling by Virgil Exner. It characterized the Chryslers of this period, billed as having "the crisp, clean custom.

    Further restyling for the J (the letter "I" was skipped because last one styled during Virgil Exner's term as Chrysler's styling chief.

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    1963 chrysler 300j

    1963 chrysler 300j

    Power steering was standard. Sales were especially poor, with only cars produced. The convertible returned for the K , but the "cross-ram" engine became an extra-cost option available on the K only. The standard engine offered was the cid wedge head V8 with "short" long rams which was now rated at bhp.

    1963 chrysler 300j

    1963 chrysler 300j

    1963 chrysler 300j

    1963 chrysler 300j

    1963 chrysler 300j

    - Chrysler J and K Market Profile

    For , Chrysler dropped the convertible letter series version, leaving the new J hardtop there was no I - perhaps they felt the "I" would be confused with "1".

    The standard engine offered was the cid wedge head V8 with "short" long rams which was now rated at bhp. This change provided spectacular high rpm performance in the J. Also, the suspension was softened very slightly from H specs, but was still substantially stiffer than other Chryslers. The J was available in five colors: Two pinstripes in a contrasting color ran the length of the body and J medallions were placed on the C-pillar and the rear deck.

    1963 chrysler 300j

    The interior featured a square steering wheel that many drivers found uncomfortable but allowed an unobstructed view of the instrument cluster. The seats were finished in luxurious claret red leather regardless of exterior color choice. The exterior even featured unique windshield wiper blades with airfoils designed to press the blade against the windshield at high speeds, important because the J could reach mph or more.

    Leather interiors were standard and special 'J' medallions distinguished this car from the more common Sports Series s. Heavy-duty torsion bars, shocks and springs, plus Ram Induction manifolds were the main backbone of the Js image. Serial Numbers were located as on previous series. Serial Numbers began with and up. Engine prefix was CJ and then a month, day, year code e.

    1963 chrysler 300j

    Three-speed manual transmission with floor shift was standard on Sport Automatic transmission was standard on J. A heavy duty three-speed manual transmission was available on the J at no extra cost. Basic accessory group on Sport incl. Deluxe accessory group on Sport incl. Here's another interesting limited production car commonly called the Pacesetter. It is also referred to as Pace Car. In , Chrysler was again chosen to provide a pace car for the Indy , and instead of using the more appropriate J, they opted to send out a regular convertible, probably so the crowd could see who the driver was.

    Sam Hanks, Indy winner from Somebody with a chain saw was seen lurking near a J, but he was quickly apprehended and sent to work for GM. The pace cars were garden variety convertibles equipped out of the box with a horsepower 2 barrel engine, with either a 3 speed manual or the venerable Torqueflite.

    There were also hardtops produced, but nobody seems to get too excited about them, just the ragtops. All had white tops and interiors.

    1963 chrysler 300j

    They had a special Indy emblem, and that was about it. The wheel covers look to be from the New Yorker, while the actual car used at Indy on race day had 15 inch wheels and J wheel covers.

    The usual list of options was available, including some very snappy engines. For all genuine pace cars, the serial number on the VIN tag has to start with

    1963 Chrysler 300 J



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