Though it wasn’t highlighted nearly as much, the legendary Chrysler 300 also left the stage last year, paving the way for the future of the automotive industry: electrification. Many people will purchase these cars now for their rarity and special place within automotive history. But for some, having an iconic sports car isn’t enough. Why not turn it into a pickup truck as well? That’s now a possible option for Chrysler 300 owners, as the vehicle has a pickup conversion kit.
Chrysler 300 Ute Pickup Conversion Kit: Details
Smyth Kit Cars is the company that pieced together this pickup conversion kit for the Chrysler 300. This company makes ute conversions for a couple different vehicles, including the Dodge Charger which we’ve seen conversions of in the past. The idea is straightforward: chop off the back from the middle of the rear windows and replace it with a custom-fabricated pickup bed. Since the process doesn’t mess with any of the drivetrain components, the kit is available for all configurations of the 300, though since it is a pickup, the Hemi will be the most enjoyable to have for this conversion. It’s like a Ram, but not.
It’s unclear precisely what the dimensions are for the Chrysler 300 pickup conversion, but if it’s anything like its Dodge Charger sibling, it’ll have a six-foot bed at the back that also measures 48.5 inches wide. That’s more than enough space to have a very usable truck. The tailgate for the build is fully functional, and the taillights are sourced from either a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country.
If you’re willing to chop your Chrysler 300 to have a cheap alternative to something like the front-wheel-drive Ford Maverick, minus a back seat, it’ll cost you $4,490. It’s important to note that the conversion is only available for second-generation 300s, which is anything from 2011 to 2020. This is fine because we can’t imagine anyone wanting to chop a newer car.