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Mopar of the Month: October, 2000

1963 Chrysler Pace Setter

Mick Owens writes:

Here's my 1963 Chrysler 300 Pace Setter Convertible.

1963 Chrysler Pace Setter Convertible


The Chrysler 300 convertible is a special edition, one of 1,864, that were produced to commemorate Chrysler being selected to pace the Indianapolis 500 in 1963. The car is Pace Car Blue with alabaster interior and has only 33,000 miles on it.

1963 Chrysler Pace Setter Convertible


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Neat survivor car, Mick!

The production models were not lettered on the side of the body like the mid-1963 produced Pace Setter 'vert used in the 47th Indy 500 race.

Interestingly, there was a non-convertible edition produced as well, but only the convertible was a true replica of the car used to pace Indy.

"Pace Setter" stats:
2-door hardtop "Pace Setter" V-8, 383cid, 2bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,790lbs from $3,769 production: 306

1963 Chrysler Pace Setter

2-door convertible "Pace Setter" V-8, 383cid, 2bbl carb, 305bhp, with either 3-speed auto or 3-speed manual, 3,840bs from $4,129 production: 1,861 data source

1963 Chrysler Pace Setter


These early 60's BIG Mopars are great, but under-appreciated, vehicles!

With Mopar big block power and wide and long wheelbases and torsion bar/spring suspension and 8.75 rears, these are awesome highway machines!

Look forward to additional photos of your car!

Gary H.
October 1, 2000; pictures added October 15, 2000

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