Chrysler C-300 Hardtop Coupe

So-named because it was the first production car to offer 300 horsepower right off the showroom floor, the Chrysler C-300 reflected stylist Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look.” Styling highlights included the badges with the Checkered Flag treatment and the Exner-influenced rear quarter treatment. Equipped with a race modified 331-cubic inch Hemi V-8 sporting dual four-barrel carburetors, the 300 quickly assumed near-mythical status. 

300 bhp, 331.1 cu. in. Hemi OHV V-8 engine, two-speed PowerFlite automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension and 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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