No other car could match the dramatic Virgil Exner styled 300C of 1957. The huge tail fins pre-dated the Series 62 Cadillac's similar examples by two years, bill the car wasn't all about style, because it also performed so amazingly that ( Chrysler had to tame the car down for drivers. They deliberately gave the throttle a stepped action so that the pedal had to be forcefully depressed for all eight carburettors mouths to open, thus unleashing full power. When it did the car leapt into action and made it easily one of the fastest production four-seaters in the USA. Oilier developments included torsion bar suspension which continued on Chrysler group cars well into the 1980s, and the Torqueflite transmission with push-button gear selection on the dashboard. To pull the car down, huge brake drums were lilted and the fronts had cooling vents fed from intakes just below the headlamps.
Chrysler 300C (1957) Specifications
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