AJ's Car of the Day: 1970 Chrysler 300 "Hurst Edition"

Car: Chrysler 300 "Hurst Edition" (300 H)

Year: 1970

What makes it special: The 1970 Chrysler 300 “Hurst Edition” (unofficially known as the Chrysler 300 H) was a collaboration between Chrysler and Hurst Performance. The 300 Hurst is one of the largest coupes ever made, yet cranked out 375 horsepower from its big-block 440 V8 engine.

What made it famous: Hurst outfitted the car with a “Satin Tan” painted fiberglass hood and its trunk lid with a spoiler, while orange and brown decal stripes adorned the fiberglass edges and “300 H” emblems were painted on the sides of the power bulge on the hood scoop, complete with factory hoodpins.

Why I would want one: It's a large, out-of-the-ordinary Muscle Car with a huge body and ferocious engine, not to mention its limited production make it a certified classic.

Fun fact:  Its been said that a production run of less than 500 were scattered around Chrysler dealerships, although there is an argument about just how many were produced, and if the Hurst Edition is a rightful heir to it's Chrysler 300 letter predecesseors.

1970 Chrysler 300H photo from carsofhurst.webs.com