1957 | Chrysler 300 C
One of 1767 produced - Hemi V8 - 375 hp
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Make Chrysler Model 300 Model name 300 C Series Serie C76-300 Year of manufacture 1957 Chassis number NN03N573175 Condition category Authentic First registration 01/1957 Body style Coupe Body detail Coupe Power (kw/hp) 276/375 Cubic capacity (ccm) 6,424 Cylinders 8 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Automatic Gears 3 Drive Rear Front Brake Drum Rear Brake Drum Fuel Petrol Exterior colour White Interior colour Brown Interior material Leather
We have received a fantastic 1957 Chrysler 300 C for sale in Norway. One of 1767 Coupes produced in 1957. This is one of the roughest things on the market in its time! With 375hp from the legendary 392 HEMI engine, this was one of the 50's roughest muscle cars. Sound from these early Hemi engines must be experienced. The last years of the 50's gave us perhaps the car industry's most vulgar body lines and design, which is well reflected in this car! Large grill, high wings at the rear, long hood and very large luggage compartment are among the design elements that shape the car. This car is in very good condition and can be used safely on long trips. It is a joy to drive and gives you emotions that few other cars can!
The story of the Chrysler 300 C "Letter Series"
Virgil Exner, Chrysler's design manager, called his new styling direction "Forward Look." Large tail fins adorned the car's rear flanks. The car that best exemplified the new look was the 300-C. This car was glamorous. From its Ferrari-like grille to the bold rear fins, the 300-C radiated sex appeal in a way no American car had done before. The original 300-C is still considered by many to be among the most beautiful and cohesive of the 300 series. Not only was the body new, but the Chrysler also came with a brand new chassis in 1957, with a torsion bar at the front.
For the first two years, 1955 and 1956, of the 300 series, Chrysler established itself as the 50's muscle beetle supplier, but it was 300-C that laid the great foundation. The 300-C was also the first 300 available as a convertible. The Hemi engine grew to 392 cubic centimeters and a standard power of 375 hp. The 300-C ads boasted that it had America's most powerful production engine. For even more performance, a more radical cam and compression of 10.0: 1 increased performance to 390 hp. These very limited engines with higher hp also had larger diameter exhaust pipes. The standard engine received the recently upgraded 3-speed TorqueFlight, a unique and responsive automatic gearbox. Three-speed manual transmissions were only available in the special 300-Cs high-performance chassis package, which also included a 390 hp engine, special cam and exhaust.
1957 300-C took Finn to a new, yet clean level. They started at the back of the doorway, and continued in an almost straight line up to the top of each taillight. The only chrome on the pure side style was a simple spear-like trim on the rear fenders, which included a 300-C mark in a simple medallion. This red, white and blue 300 medallion was also found on the grill, glove compartment, luggage compartment and steering wheel. Virgil Exner continued the incredibly successful development of his "Forward Look" with fins and a bold grille that filled the front of the car. This will remain both 300 and Exner's trademarks for five 300 model years. The 300-C once again won The Flying Mile at Daytona, making it the fastest American car for the third year in a row in Class 7. Along with excellent performance, the 300-C had a high level of luxury, including standard leather seats, making these the most sought-after cars in the Chrysler series, and was a strong contributor to attracting customers into the Chrysler stores. Despite a price tag higher than most American luxury cars, sales were strong. Production in 1957 ended 1767 Coupeer and 484 Convertibles.
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Pink Slip Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 250214
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