Chrysler 300E Convertible

Chrysler’s 1959 300E came equipped with a 413-cubic inch wedge head engine, which produced a potent 380 brake horsepower. An exotic looking brute in its own right, it marked the first year Chrysler adopted the 413-cubic inch engine and was fitted with dual quad carbs. Only 140 examples were produced for the year and only 25 have been verified as surviving, making them seldom-seen in the marketplace.

Model MC-C-H. 380 bhp, 413 cu. in. wedge OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126 in.

Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper

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