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Chrysler 300C (1957)


Chrysler 300C (1957)

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

Top speed:149 mph (238 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):8.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:392 ci (6,423 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:375 bhp (280 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
Max torque:435 lb ft (590 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight:4,389 lb (1,995 kg)
Economy:10 mpg (3.54 km/I)
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