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1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi Original Letter car VERY RARE and Complete Needs Resto

1955 Chrysler 300 Series

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Aug 14, 2014
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Last updated on  Aug 11, 2014 21:38:19 EDT  View all revisions
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Year: 1955
Exterior Color: White Make: Chrysler
Interior Color: Tan Model: 300 Series
Number of Cylinders: 8 Trim: C300
Transmission: Manual Engine: 331 Hemi
Body Type: Coupe Drive Type: Rear
Vehicle Title: Clear Mileage: 0
For Sale By: Private Seller
 1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi needs total restoration.

Easy six-figure car when completed.

There are about 250 left in the country according to the 300 registry.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
I do have a title but have not transferred it to my name.
Please ask if you need any additional pictures.
It does not run or drive but motor will spin.
You will need a trailer and dollies to pick up - 1 or 2 wheels are seized up.

This first of the letter series cars didn't actually bear a letter; it can retroactively be considered the '300A'. The 'C-' designation was applied to all Chrysler models, however for marketing purposes the numerical series skipped more than 225 numbers forward in sequence in order to further reinforce the 300's bhp rating. The 300 originally stood for the 300 hp (220 kW) engine. The C-300 was really a racecar aimed at the NASCAR circuits that was sold for the road for homologation purposes, with Chrysler's most powerful engine, the 331 cu in (5.4 L) FirePower "Hemi" V8, due to the hemisperic shape of the combustion chambers, fitted with twin 4-barrel carburetors, a race-profiled camshaft setup, solid valve lifters, stiffer suspension and a performance exhaust system. By 1956 this would be the first American production car to top 355 hp (265 kW), and the letter series was for many years the most powerful car produced in the United States.

The car's "Forward Look" styling can be attributed as much to the Chrysler parts bin as designer Virgil Exner. The front clip, including the grille, was taken from the Imperial of the same year, but the rest of the car did not look like an Imperial. The midsection was from a New Yorker hardtop, with a Windsor rear quarter. Exner also included base-model Chrysler bumpers and removed many exterior elements such as back-up lights, hood ornament, side trim, and exterior mirrors. An electric clock and two-speed windshield wipers were standard.[1] There were few options available including selection of three exterior colors (red, white and black) and only one color of tan leather interior. Power windows and power seat were available but air conditioning was not available in 1955. At least one known 1955 C-300 had A/C as a special order for a Chrysler executive.

Measured at 127.58 mph (205.32 km/h) in the Flying Mile, and doing well in NASCAR, the C-300 aroused a lot of interest that was not reflected in its modest sales figure of 1,725 built.

When the C300 competed in NASCAR, it was painted to advertise that it was the "world's fastest stock car".



On Aug-11-14 at 18:38:19 PDT, seller added the following information:

This car is a project but it is complete with all the rare and expensive parts required for a concourse restoration.  It has the original motor and transmission with the batwing air cleaner covering dual Carter 4 barrel carbs and the original intake manifold.  It has not run in a number of years.  All the Chrysler 300 emblems, hubcaps, etc are on the car.  Only 1 or 2 letters are missing from some of the Chrysler lettering-easily replaced.  The body has some rust but it is not terminal.  There is rust on the rear quarters and fenders, rocker panels, parts of the floorpans and a small hole on each of the inner front fenders in the engine compartment.  I have replacement rocker panels that are included for the restoration. There is NO sign of any previous accident body damage.  All the glass in good condition.  All the interior is complete.

I have a free and clear open title.  I will sell this car to anyone in any part of the world as long as they can abide by my shipping instructions.  All funds must clear the bank before the car is released.  If you need to inspect the car or send a representative to inspect the car, then I can make myself available.  Please email me for any questions and for a link to the pictures.

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