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Keith Jarvis has had years of experience building and showcasing different show cars, but his latest creation is something unlike we’ve ever seen before. Despite a lack of prominent aftermarket support for the Chrysler 300M, Jarvis wanted to take the under-used and under-appreciated platform to show-worthy levels, and he’s managed to go well above and beyond what most people consider show-worthy. However, the road here wasn’t an easy one.

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“After being involved in such a devastating car accident and losing a newly built show car, I was frustrated, confused, and pretty deflated,” he writes, telling us about the time his Mercedes C300 was written off in a tragic accident. “Losing a show car in the way that I did was one of the hardest things I’ve been through.” Luckily for him, and us, Jarvis isn’t the quitting type. He took his frustration and channeled that energy into creativity for his next project.

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“I always thought the 300M Special would make a great show car and I wanted to be the one to do it. Having already known its stock features from owning one new in 2002, I had plenty of ideas on how to take it to the next level.” With a repertoire of build experience, and a thorough knowledge of the platform, his newest 300M project was underway in no time. Most of the modifications to the 300M, now dubbed “M-Pressive”, began in April 2015 with the air ride setup, custom trunk, and some lighting mods.

Through careful planning, something Jarvis stresses as utterly important in the execution of the build, he brought the 300M to new heights, literally and figuratively. With a crazy trunk setup that includes a waterfall and a custom enclosure, and a completely overhauled interior, the Chrysler has changed as much on the inside as it has on the outside.

What makes this build especially impressive is the amount of custom work that went into it, something that Jarvis takes pride in, and also encourages others to entertain. “Don’t get turned off by not having bolt-on options – it’s truly customized when you can’t just order a part and install it,” he says. “Take the challenge and you won’t be disappointed with the outcome.” We couldn’t agree more.

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OWNER: Keith Jarvis
VEHICLE: 2002 Chrysler 300M

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K&N air intake
MaxBore 70-mm bored throttle body
V3 intake spacer
Billet Technology (oil cap, washer cap, power steering cap)
Powder-coated valve cover

Cherry Bomb glasspacks (2)
3-inch custom exhaust
4.5-inch double-wall tips

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Ace Alloy Devotion wheels – 20x9 +29 (f/r)
Lexani tires – 235/35/20 (f/r)
DBA drilled & slotted rotors
Wagner ThermoQuiet ceramic brake pads

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Universal Air Aero Sport airbags
Airlift 3H valve tank
VIAIR 380C air compressors (2)
Custom hardlines
Specialty Suspension 3.5-gallon air tank
Polyurethane bushings
Custom rear adjustable control arms

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Alpha Pigments Tsunami Super Colorshift Pearl coating
Halo EFX high gloss top coat
Sarona rear window spoiler
Wings West rear trunk spoiler
Klearz smoked third brake light
Powder-coated mesh grilles

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Custom projector headlights & fog lights
Oracle Lighting LED wheel rings
Oznium (underbody lighting, grille lighting, fuse box light)
LEDGlow (strobe kit, engine bay kit)
Custom illumination (puddle lights, door handles, badges)
LEDConcepts demon eyes

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Lincoln LS wooden shift knob
Light taupe & dark slate leather seats w/ accent stitching
Suede (headliner, pillars)
Embroidered (front/rear headrests, sunroof slide)
Wood-look leather (Rear deck, lower door inserts)
Autometer gauges (oil pressure, oil temperature, transmission temperature)
Custom rear center console
Valentine V1 radar detector
Waterfall in-trunk feature

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Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX head unit
Rockford Fosgate (P400X4 Punch amplifiers (2), P1S2 Punch 10-inch subwoofers (3))
Infinity Kappa speakers
Advance Auto Parts AGM Platinum battery
Shuriken 20-amp supplemental battery
Apex Alternator 320-amp custom alternator
Farenheit 7-inch visor screens (2)
Pyle 12.5-inch screens (2)
Samsung 32-inch LED TV
Nintendo Wii
Sealed custom enclosure

Ace Alloy Wheels, Klean Society Car Care Products

Contributors: Matt Gaumont

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