On November 29, 1956, Chrysler brought the '57 Chrysler 300-C to market and billed it as "America's highest-performing auto". It had the choice of a Hemi engine that sported a horsepower of 375 to 390, much more than most of its peer autos at the time.
Power as well as Blazing Fast
The '57 Chrysler 300-C was the third variation of auto in Chrysler's 300 collection. The 1957 Chrysler 300-C, a huge vehicle that sat low to the ground, contained convenience and deluxe while having superb power and handing. Both of the prior variations of the Chrysler 300 (the C300 as well as 300B) had actually won the NASCAR Grand National Stock Car Championships along with the Women's National Rate Trial Championships in both 1955 and 1956. So, it was not a surprise when the '57 Chrysler 300-C beat the informal stock car document at the Chelsea Confirmation Premises with a typical rate of 145.7 miles per hour. It likewise won the "Traveling Mile" at Daytona with a full throttle of 134 mph. This was attained with a base V-8 engine which drained 375 horse power at over 5,200 rpm.
Luxury as well as Comfort
The '57 Chrysler 300-C, based upon the New Yorker with lots of changes, was developed making use of body-on-frame construction. It had brand-new 14-inch wheels in addition to brand-new dual headlights which permitted as much as 75 feet a lot more vision when driving at night.
The '57 Chrysler 300-C featured a large windscreen, a special grill on the front, front door air vent home windows, and also a red, white and also blue symbol that sported the 300-C logo design. The back had tail fins to aid stabilize the 300-C at broadband as well as twin back-up lights that were established over big tail lamps. The exterior shades were all monotone (red, environment-friendly, brownish, white, or black) unless a unique order was made.
The interior had the very best that Chrysler needed to supply. Tan leather was typical for the inside. The door panels had silver appliques as well as both the wheel as well as glove compartment had "300" medallions. The '57 Chrysler 300-C additionally had a Torque Flite automatic transmission which was operated by button. The Torque Flite was connected to the 300-C's basic 392 Hemi V-8 engine. Chrysler's Torque Flite transmission was an essential for the firm from 1956 with the very early 1990's, by the way as well as it is claimed to be among the best and also hassle-free transmissions to have ever before been created.
Various other typical features on the 1957 Chrysler 300-C consisted of:
air foam seat pillows
a cushioned dashboard panels
a chrome license plate framework,
spare tire cover
a handbrake warning
a "Silent Flite" follower drive which restricted the follower rate to 2,500 rpm to weaken sound
There was optional equipment as well. You might likewise choose the Electro Touch Tuner radio, power aids for guiding, home windows as well as radio antenna, a six-way power seat, heater and also rear sight mirrors.
The efficiency enhancements are what truly set the 1957 Chrysler 300-C apart. These enhancements assisted keep it one of the most effective and fastest auto in manufacturing at the time in America. The enhancements additionally made the '57 Chrysler 300-C one of the most effective handling. The suspension included a decreased engine, extensive laboratory testing as well as Chrysler's popular twin parallel torsion bar suspension. The handling was more helped by the '57 C-300's low center of gravity and the design of the forward section of the back axle. The '57 Chrysler 300-C is a terrific collector car as well as its impact is still seen today (take the 2005 300-C which takes it affect from the '57 300-C front designing).