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History Of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series - 1955


1955 Chrysler 300 2-door Hardtop At its introduction in 1955 the first Chrysler 300 was also the most powerful production car in the US. It made full use of all three hundred horsepower on the sands of Daytona Beach that year for a record-breaking 127.580 miles per hour around 7 miles per hour faster than its nearest non-Chrysler rival.

Chrysler 300

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop 
V-8, 331cid, hemi head, twin 4bbl carbs, 300bhp @ 5,200rpm, 2-speed auto, 4,340lbs
1,725 
from $4,109

 
Performance 
C300 SAE-gross hp  300; Transmission  2-speed auto; Axle  3.54:1
0-to-60, sec  10.0, 1/4-mile, sec  17.6 @ 82 mph
Tested by:  Motor Trend
C300

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