Luxury, distinction, and ultra rarity - that's why you're looking
at this 1957 Chrysler 300C coupe. It's one of the most iconic
vehicles in the distinguished letter series. Plus, it comes with
all the best classic features, including a leather-lined luxury
interior to the dual-quad Hemi V8 under the hood.
The 1957 300C unshed in a new era of premium at Chrysler, but less
than 2,000 of these expensive coupes were produced. So you know
this is a true treat to find one so complete nearly 65 years later.
Aside from just being ultra-rare, this Chrysler hardtop is also a
great looking premium classic. The front end manages to be
aggressive and graceful at the same time. Virgil Exner created an
awesome new forward look that really set the trend for years to
come. The wide grille was the focal point as if to signal there was
a big Hemi within. This car was known for more big details, like
the chrome bumpers and wide quad headlights. And this sizeable
presentation continues down the sides with wide whitewalls and
tailfins that take flight right after the doors (it gives them a
graceful rise all the way to the rear.) And this was the debut of
the new red, white, and blue badging that would became a hallmark
of these year-specific letter-series cars. It's all part of a
carefully crafted style that we love from the detail-obsessed
The interior is absolutely stylish. The seats are done in a supple
tan leather. The carpeting in a quality black that also has tan
piping to coordinate with the seats. In fact, everywhere from the
door panels to the dash seem to follow this black and tan look for
a thoughtful total presentation. It's a true luxury coupe with
great factory features, including power front seats. Plus, the
power windows mean you can show off the pillarless hardtop profile
with ease. You'll love the details of this package, like the
working AM radio and the way the steering wheel has the same
two-tone found on the dash. And premium Mopars were particularly
distinct in this era thanks to the push-button transmission.
What will excite collectors the most is what's under the hood. The
300C was the debut of the 392 cubic-inch FirePower V8. This is
Chrysler's original Hemi engine, and this was the largest
displacement of the series. In fact, the 392 designation is still
legendary with the modern Hemi motor. The engine was built for true
effortless power with dual Carter four-barrel carburetors. As you
can see from the pictures, all the key elements are in place, right
down to the dual side air grabbers. There's plenty of power in this
300c, but it doesn't have to be intimidating to drive thanks to the
ease of a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power
brakes, and upgraded front discs.
The sale comes complete with service manuals and Speed Age
publication. Rare classics with this much power and appeal rarely
come up for grabs. So you know you need to be quick if you want to
make this 300C yours. Call today!!!
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