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1957 Chrysler 300C HEMI 392ci 375hp Dual Quad Carbs AC All Original Survivor

For sale: 1957 Chrysler 300 Series Letter Series 300 C

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Item location:
Braselton, Georgia, United States
300 Series
Letter Series 300 C
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1957 Chrysler 300C Hemi

Original ... Elegant ... Powerful ... Luxurious ... Responsive ... Magnificent...

This Stunning, ow Mileage, ow Production, are, lassic Chrysler 300C is all of this and so much more.

1,918 Hardtops were produced making this 300C a very Rare find. An All Original 300C in this condition is nothing short of Amazing!

When these rare automobiles are found today, hey get serious restorations. This gem is an exception, ther than one repaint, he is all original with the motor, nterior, nd driveline all straight off the assembly line. She has been garage kept and well maintained and kept in a pristine condition. Believed to be correct, he odometer shows just 13,254 miles since delivery.

This Chrysler comes from a MOPAR collection in Atlanta, A. She is a 300C with the HEMI engine which was purchased new by a Denver doctor as a fair weather weekend toy, ho due to the constraints of his profession, arely drove it. Upon his passing in the 60's, t was sold to a Texas collector, ho also drove it sparingly. As a result here is a very low mileage, arely used, urvivor, eparated from true survivor status by a single repaint which was performed before it made its way to the Atlanta collection about 10 years ago. Everything else, he engine, ransmission, nterior, even bushings, s original. Only normal replacement parts, uch as tires, oses, elts have been replaced, ut are as close to original as possible.

She presents herself appropriately, ooking as if she has been displayed proudly in her admired collection her entire life, ith only a few trips to the finest of car shows and the occasional Sunday once around the block drive.

This Elegant 300C is considered the most desirable of the Letter Series 300's with her Clean lines and Fresh styling - huge front grille and tail fins - plus a Fierce FirePower Hemi V8 which Rumbles to life with the push of a button.

This Powerful Chrysler has her Original 392 ci. Hemi (Hemispherical Combustion Chamber) V8, 375 horsepower Engine equipped with original dual quad carburetors, olid valve lifters, pecial manifolds, full race camshaft, nd enlarged dual exhausts.
Her Hemi is mated to a factory performance modified Push-Button 'TorqueFlite' Automatic Transmission.

The superb combination of innovative engineering and impressive performance of the Chrysler 300C makes her a legendary high- performance luxury machine.
Designed by the talented and innovative Virgil Exner, he is a triple threat of sumptuous luxury, peed and style.

Her handling is Responsive and Sporty mostly due to her innovative famous twin parallel torsion bar suspension.

In 1957 "lower, ider and longer" was the automaker's goal. The Chrysler 300C achieved all three and added "fastest" just for good measure. At just under 55" high, he was several inches lower than virtually all of the competition, lmost 79" wide and over 219" long.

The design is tasteful and clean featuring a large windshield, ront door vent windows, uad headlight face and a large, ne-piece egg crate chrome grille with an elegantly minimal chrome bumper running beneath it and two rearward brightwork spears punctuated by the circular 300C logo. The pronounced vestigial fins pick up just aft of the doors and beneath the beltline flowing into twin backup lights set above large vertical tail lamps.

From the side, he 300C looks particularly good. Her long and low proportions are readily revealed from this angle. Also easily noticeable from the side, ou will see a forward tilt to her front end that is mirrored by a rearward tilt to her fins creating a sleek and balanced overall appearance.

The futuristic 300C design also marked the debut of a Jet Age tailfin styling trend that would continue on for years. Wind-tunnel tests showed the fins on the 300C to be functional at higher speeds, ut it was their style that caused the public to clamor for them.

Legendary power resides beneath the clean lines of this hood.

This 1957 300C packs a 392-cu.in. version of the race-proven Hemi engine with a standard 375hp producing a massive 420- lbs.ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM.
The 392 brings fuel and air into the engine through a pair of Walter Carter four-barrel or WCFB carburetors and reaches peak horsepower at 5,200 RPM.
Today, he stock carburetors are rare pieces. The front WCFB carburetor has no choke provision.

Seemingly minor innovations, uch as the SilentFlite cooling fan, ring additional horsepower gains to the Hemi.
The fan spins like a conventional fixed unit at low engine revolutions, ut above 2,500 RPM, he fan disengages, reeing up otherwise wasted horsepower.

The factory performance enhanced pushbutton three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission was standard equipment.

The 1957 model year marked the appearance of the three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, hich would become a mainstay of the Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth lineup for many years to come.
A manual override is available on first and second gears, ut is overruled by lockouts of 25 MPH for first and 70 MPH for second. The TorqueFlite skips second gear on deceleration to prevent lurches.
Chrysler's TorqueFlite transmission was used from 1956 through the early 1990's and is said to be one of the smoothest and most trouble-free transmissions to have ever been designed.

Putting the power through to the rear axles is a solid performer of a differential that Chrysler used into the 1970s.
The tough 83/4-inch third-member-style carrier was available with a vast array of gear ratios. The standard axle gear ratio was a 3.36:1

Chrysler's revolutionary TorsionAire front suspension used Chrysler's famous twin parallel torsion bar suspension system with the dual upper A-arm connecting to lower control arms rather than using conventional coil springs.
The lack of coil-spring towers allowed for a lower engine position, lower hood, nd the lowest beltline of all the cars in its class. It also made room for the Firepower Hemi.

One of the main benefits of the Chrysler torsion-bar front suspension is the reduction in front-end drive under heavy braking. Another is a suspension that is stout enough for flat cornering, ut still supple for smooth around-town maneuvering without the rigid ride common in the 50's.
The handling is enhanced by the low center of gravity and the design of the forward portion of the rear axle.

The big 300C is equipped with four-wheel drum brakes. Cooling ductwork is incorporated behind hidden rectangular openings under the headlamps. Air is drawn in through tubes to cool the front drums. Total lining area was 251 square inches.

The 300C runs with 14-inch-diameter steel wheels and a 9.00 x 14 tire.

The interior is the best that Chrysler had to offer. Exner's Jet Age exterior styling extended into the interior which is resplendent in supple Tan leather and Jet Age appointments. The door panels have silver appliques and both the wheel and glove compartment have "300" medallions.
The safety-cushion dash has an eye-catching speedometer is joined by an equally sized four- function fuel, ngine temperature, amperage and oil pressure gauge, hile the rearview tilt mirror is mounted to the right of the console on top of the dash.
Air Conditioning, ir Foam Seat Cushions, nd a fold-down center armrest keep the driver and passengers comfortable.

The '57 Chrysler 300-C was the third version of car in Chrysler's 300 series.

A big automobile that sat low to the ground, as full of comfort and luxury while having excellent power and handing.

The 300 'Letter Series' Started in 1955 with the C300 (which stood for Chrysler 300ci) as the 'A' suffix. The series lasted through 1965 with 'L' ('I' was omitted) and was labeled as a precursor of the muscle car, hough some considered them to be the first muscle cars. Even with eleven years of production, ess than 17,000 were produced.

From 1955 through 1957 the 300's were the fastest American cars. Both of the the C300 and 300B had won the NASCAR Grand National Stock Car Championships as well as the Women's National Speed Trial Championships in both 1955 and 1956. So it was no surprise when the '57 Chrysler 300-C beat the unofficial stock car record at the Chelsea Proving Grounds with an average speed of 145.7 mph.
It also won the "Flying Mile" at Daytona with a top speed of 134 mph utilizing the 392 cu.in. 375 hp Hemi. A top speed of 150mph could be reached by the 300C.

The 300's also dominated the sands of Daytona Beach, lorida where they won the stock production class and took home the Tom McCahill trophy. Tom McCahill, echanix Illustrated's legendary automotive journalist, as convinced of the 300C's prowess. He called the 1957 300C "the most hairy-chested, ire-eating land bomb ever conceived in Detroit," adding that the car was "motorized dynamite."

The 1957 Chrysler 300C represents the pinnacle of the first generation of Chrysler Hemi engines. Her understated "forward look" design features what many automobile aficionados consider to be the best use of fins - a clean, ell- proportioned design, ree of the garish detailing that plagued so many of its contemporaries.

Her design from the torsion bars and frame right up to the top of the car was all new for '57. Chrysler engineering was generally thought to be excellent and ahead of its time and certainly this was the case for the Torqueflite automatics, he first modern Simpson geartrain three speed automatic ever introduced. Her automatic transmission requires no effort on the driver's part.

The 300 did get America moving on the fast track to the horsepower and performance revolution, nd looked good while doing it.

- Rear shelf speaker
- Heater - custom conditionaire
- Defogger, ear window
- Power brakes
- Power front seat, way
- Power steering
- Power window
- Solex glass
- Safety Cushion Dash
- Dash Mounted Rear View Tilt Type Mirror
- Mirror, eft outside
- Windshield Washer
- Torqueflite
- Air Foam Seat Cushions
- Fender Ornaments
- A/C unit
- Windshield Upper Moulding
- Tires - Wide White Wall
- Rear Window, pper Portion Shaded
- Dual Headlights
- Mirror, ight outside
- backup lights
- chrome license plate frame
- handbrake warning
- turn signals
- "SilentFlite" fan drive
- Dual Exhaust
- Electro Touch Tuner radio
- Antenna, anual
- Electric clock
- Power Windows
- Six-Way Power Seat
- Heater
- Rear View mirrors.

Chrysler FirePower 392 CI / 6424 cc / 6.4 L.
Bore, troke: 4.00 x 3.90 in.
Compression ratio: 9.25 / 1 with solid lifters
Horsepower: 375 hp at 5200 rpm
Torque: 390 ft.lb at 3400 rpm
2 four barrel Carter WCFB WCFB2334S
full race camshaft 280* intake / 270 * exhaust / 60* overlap.

Length: 5568 mm / 219.2 in
Width: 2002 mm / 78.8 in
Height: 1389 mm / 54.7 in
Wheelbase: 3200 mm / 126 in
Front track: 1554 mm / 61.2 in
Rear track: 1524 mm / 60 in
Turning circle btw. walls: 14.6 m / 47.9 ft
Turning circle btw. curbs: 13.81 m / 45.3 ft
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.55
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2
Cylinders alignment: Hemispherical V 8
Displacement: 6435 cm3 / 392.7 cui
Power gross: 279.5 kW / 380 PS / 375 hp (SAE gross) / 5200
Torque gross: 570 Nm / 420 ft-lb / 4000
Fuel capacity: 87 liter / 23 U.S. gal / 19.1 imp. gal
Engine oil capacity: 4.7 liter / 5 U.S. qt / 4.1 imp. Qt plus 0.9 liter for filter change
Engine coolant capacity: 24 liter / 25.4 U.S. qt / 21.1 imp. qt

This Incredible 1957 Chrysler 300C is a classic tribute to the era of fins and with survivor status.

This Rare Beauty is on display now in our Braselton, A showroom.
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Braselton, A 30517

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