The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York International
Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in
January 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Chrysler 300 was designed
as a modern interpretation of the 1955 Chrysler C-300 (and the
letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille,
long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles.
The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos
concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell
finishing on the steering wheel and shifter knob. It was the last
Chrysler vehicle designed under Tom Gale, upon his retirement from
DaimlerChrysler in December 2000. It shares a name plate with the
1957 300C letter series coupe and convertible.
Its bold lines and big V8 make it clear that the 300C was designed
for the American market. There is no mistaking this car for
anything out of Germany or Japan (though, admittedly, some like to
call it Bentley Lite). I'm glad we have some exciting domestic cars
again-especially in sedan form. Now here this!!! The 300 nameplate
is back in a badass way with this as close to new as you can get
7,539 original mile 2006 SRT version of the 300. A translation of
SRT to the layperson is 425hp of 6.1 Liter Hemi V8 tire shredding
ass kicking horsepower all wrapped up in an unassuming sedan
Bathed in its original deep coating of Bright Silver Metallic nary
a flaw can be found. Starting with the very European style neoprene
front bumper with its eggcrate grille and outboard one-piece
headlamp assemblies we see smooth design that was used across the
Chrysler model lineup this year. Overall chiseled lines make up the
body and moving down the long slab sides the only variation from
the all silver theme is a black and chrome 300 C badge on either
front fender and a thing chrome highlighted rub strip on the mid
beltline to protect from errant dings. Wrapping up the tail end are
body integrated taillights, a spacious felt lined trunk and another
neoprene bumper with cutouts for the dual exhaust to exit. Factory
20" multispoke wheels adorn all 4 corners and are wrapped in the
original low profile blackwall rubber. A factory power sunroof is
on top of the big flat roof and gives you the option of some extra
sunlight and fresh air on your tours.
Swinging open the door and we are met with a dark charcoal and a
stone hued panel. A chrome strip adds an air of class to the door
as does the thickly padded armrest. Power window, power lock and
power mirror controls are held within as are one of the many
speakers. This theme of colors also appears on the long deep dash
with a litany of gauges being in front of the leather wrapped
steering wheel that contains not only the neo-classic Chrysler
emblem but also audio controls. An AM/FM/Multi CD/MP3 player with
Navigation is in the center of the dash as are the heater and A/C
controls while just above this we note a white-faced analog clock.
Power and heated front bucket seats are shod in smooth charcoal
black leather bolsters and deeper black suede inserts flank a
central console which contains the shifter and multiple storage
compartments. A long bench in the rear stretches door to door and
is of the same design as the buckets. Black carpet floods the floor
and looks showroom new while a gray headliner hangs above and has a
factory installed power sunroof.
Lifting the striped hood we see a true powerhouse of this sedan.
The factory 6.1L HEMI is between the inner fenders. This elephant
sized mill is capable of producing 425hp thanks to the precise EFI
system. Bolted to the back of this elephant is a Mercedes-Benz
derived beefed up W5A580 5-speed automatic transmission and 3.07
geared rear axle puts all this power to the pavement with the help
of a limited slip unit.
Showroom new is the best way to describe the bottom of this car.
Suspension is independent on both front and back and 4-wheel Brembo
power disc brakes bring all the horses to a stop. Dual exhaust feed
spent fossils to the rear after passing through the factory
catalytic converters and mufflers. All buttoned up and looking
It was time to draw straws to see who got the chance to drive this
Euro snot killer. Somehow my partner in crime and all around good
guy managed to snag the keys whilst I was oogling over some of the
British 2 seaters that have recently graced our Hallowed Halls. A
twist of the key and the HEMI roared to life. Slipping the shifter
into D we were off to the Classic Auto Mall Test Track. Here the
car had limitless acceleration, beyond stellar braking, and
handling like that of a European sports sedan. We returned with all
smiles and my cohort in the driver's seat had an ear-to-ear smile
thanks to all the power from the mighty elephant up front.
Chrysler brought the name back with a bang for the 2006 model year.
A true homage to the original letter cars but with some help from
the folks at SRT to eclipse the horsepower numbers of yore. This is
most likely the closest thing you can get to a brand-new car right
out of 06 and it's presently in our hallowed West Mallway and ready
to teach those Bimmer boyz and Mercedes elitists what a REAL sport
sedan can do.
L-Manual Belts, Improved Multistage Front & Side Airbags
7-Special Price Class
3-4 Door Sedan
W-6.1L Hemi V8 SRT8
H-Brampton, Ontario Assy Plant
368520-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.
2006 Chrysler 300
Exterior Color:Bright Silver Metallic
Interior Color:Charcoal Gray
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