Chrysler’s 300 was nothing less than a sensation. A quiet, comfortable and elegant luxury car, it concealed blistering performance behind restrained styling and thrust it up front with the large, aggressive grille from the Imperial, then supported it with an upgraded suspension derived from Chrysler’s experience on the beaches and oval tracks of NASCAR. Its comfort and performance led to its nickname as the ‘Businessman’s Hot Rod’. The 300 first appeared in 1955 and was sold as the C-300. Chrysler sold only 1,725 of them but its performance and handling made it an instant hit among the automotive press, and the magazines raved. Performance cars from Chevrolet and Ford simply had no answer when a lawyer or banker pulled up alongside at a stoplight in a Chrysler 300. The 300′s performance, based on Chrysler’s Hemi V-8, was the stuff of legend and the car’s influence went far beyond its limited production. The engine’s design flowed from Chrysler’s experience with airplane engines in the Second World War and the production version was fitted with two Carter four-barrel carburetors and an aggressive high lift cam with stiff valve springs that allowed to breathe and rev. Coupled to a Po
left-hand-drive 1955 chrysler c300 coupe white 2-door hardtop leather power-steering restored
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