1965 Chrysler 300L Convertible
While the Exner designed letter cars were often flamboyant and flashy, the Engel era ushered in a conservative formal style that was more mainstream. The 300L did not have the wow factor as seen in previous years, but it was a handsome and clean design. A unique feature was the running light incorporated into the grille medallion. It was a one-year design and would light whenever the engine was running; hence the name running light. All 300L’s had this feature but not all were connected when they left the production factory. The feature had not been approved in all 50 states and therefore was only activated by the dealer in the states where legal. A total of 440 convertibles were made in 1965.