This 1956 Chrysler 300B was presented both "1st Place" and "Best of
Show" at the Chrysler Club annual meeting in 2012. White Post
Restorations, a company featured in Autoweek 11/20/2006, completed
this restoration. The Autoweek article emphasizes that the best
restorations are open-ended, long term, and shockingly expensive.
The owner of this car strode knowingly into just such an effort,
and the results speak for themselves. This car also was awarded
"Top 10" and "Mayors Choice" at the recent "Cruisin the Coast"
Arguably one of the finest in existence, this 300B presents an
unbeatable combination of power and luxury. In 1956, the Chrysler
300B was the fastest American production car on the road, setting
records at Daytona, and dominating NASCAR. In 2018, this
no-expenses-spared 300B restoration still drives like the business
man's hot rod it is.
More than a racecar, the 300B also boasted opulent luxury with
power steering, power windows, power leather seats, and air
conditioning. It's easy to take this for granted today, but each
and every one of these power options was something special sixty
years ago, and in this car they're all offered together. As part of
the nut-and-bolt restoration, correct parts were used to obtain the
correct function and correct appearance.
Outside, the car is ready for inspection. One of only two 300Bs
produced in Geranium Red. Look for waves in the body panels, you
won't find them. Search for imperfections in the paint, they're not
there. The finish is so smooth and deep, it's practically creamy.
The panel gaps are even and consistent around the whole car. The
trim lines up perfectly. The lenses are clear and fresh, the chrome
gleams flawlessly, all glass immaculate. The lettering and emblems
are so good, they proclaim, "No compromises!"
The same attention to detail was lavished on the engine
compartment. The finish of the air cleaner and dual quad carburetor
cover gleams with the same depth as the exterior body panels. So do
many other components under the hood. We're not talking gaudy,
excessive chrome components either, but correct factory colors in
all the right places.
That FirePower 354 ci (5.4L) Hemi V8 has brawn to match its beauty,
power coursing through the optional three-speed automatic
push-button transmission and robust rear end to Coker Classic
whitewall tires. Let the 150 mph speedometer inspire you, knowing
the car attained 133.9 mph at Daytona, and there isn't another
American car from the Jet Age on the road that can keep up.
The car comes with documentation that includes a three-ring binder
restoration album. Photos included show the dismantling,
improvement, and reassembly of the car. Following the photos are
the repair orders with labor times and descriptions, and all parts
and supplies used throughout the process. A copy of the Autoweek
from 2006 lauding White Post Restorations is also included.
You can benefit from this Chrysler 300B's painstaking, meticulous
restoration. Get in for half the expense and be confident you have
something rare and valuable to enjoy and share. Call Art & Speed at
(901) 850-0507 today.
Period Correct 354 Hemi Engine (3NE56-1351) (Replaced Original
Push Button TorqueFlite 3-Speed Automatic Transmission (1 of 27
Built like this)
Dual 4-Barrell Carter Carburetors
Power Steering (Code 7 Power Group)
Power Brakes (Standard on this 300)
15" Chrome Wire Wheels
Coker Classic P235/75R15 White Wall tires
Special Order (99) Color Geranium Red/Coral
Show Quality Chrome Throughout
Paint is show quality
All Lights work as the should
Chrome Grille in Amazing Condition
Manual Antenna (Code 1)
Code 50 Beige Leather interior
Front and Rear Bench seats are like new
Factory A/C Car (Code 5)
Factory Rear A/C Car
Factory Electro Touch Tuner with Rear Speakers
Factory Power Windows (Part of Code 7 Power Group)
Factory Heater-Hot Water Type (Code 4)
Factory A/C system (blows very cold)
Gauges work as they Should
Power Front Seat (Code 7 Power Group)