1959 CHRYSLER 300 E CONVERTIBLE
ONLY 140 PRODUCED AND 25 IN EXISTENCE
The Chrysler 300 "letter series" are high-performance personal luxury cars that were built by Chrysler in the U.S. from 1955 to 1965. After the initial year, which was named C-300 for its standard 300 hp (220 kW) 331 cu in (5.4 L) FirePower V8, the 1956 cars were designated 300B. Successive model years were given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix (skipping "I"), reaching the 300L by 1965, after which the model sequence was discontinued while the "300" remained. At its introduction it was advertised as "America's Most Powerful Car". The 300 "letter series" cars were among the vehicles built by Chrysler after World War II that focused on performance, and thus can be considered the beginning of the muscle car, though full-sized and more expensive.
The 1959 model year saw the Hemi engines replaced by Chrysler's new Golden Lion wedge-head V8 at 413 cu in (6.8 L) displacement (which Chrysler called "lion-hearted"), and remained exclusive to the 300 and Imperials. Power output remained about the same at 380 hp (280 kW) while the engine weight dropped by 103 lb (47 kg) and production costs were reduced. This model was the last year of body on frame chassis. Total sales included 550 coupes and only 140 convertibles.
RB Collection is pleased to offer this incredibly rare 1959 Chrysler 300 E with an estimated 25 cars in existence, according to Chrysler 300 Club International. This fine vehicle came to us via its long-term owner, a highly respected Chemical Engineer. The previous owner bought the car completely original in the 80’s. During his ownership, he commissioned a cosmetic restoration, including a repaint of the original Ivory White and Beige Leather interior. This unique Chrysler retains its original engine (Code “MR4I3”) and all options including, but not limited to power windows, White convertible top, antenna-power, Air Conditioned, power swivel seats, mirror – outside left – remote control, radio – touch tune, and Solex glass.
We are very pleased to offer this rare opportunity to acquire one of just 25 original 1959 Chrysler 300E convertibles.