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History Of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series - 1959


1959 Chrysler 300E 2-door Hardtop
Nineteen-fifty-nine saw the replacement of the hemi with the new 413 cubic inch wedge motor. Horsepower remained at 380 but torque was up over the 392-hemi. For some reason the 300E failed to inspire the buying public however and sales dipped to a low only surpassed in the 1963 model year.

Letter Series - Chrysler 300E

Body Style 
Specifications 
Production 
List Price 
2-door hardtop 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,000rpm, 450ft/lbs @ 3,600rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,290lbs
550 
from $5,319 
2-door convertible 
V-8, 413cid, twin 4bbl carbs, 380bhp @ 5,000rpm, 450ft/lbs @ 3,600rpm, 3-speed auto, 4,350lbs
140
from $5,719 


 

Performance 
300E SAE-gross hp 380; Transmission 3-speed auto; Axle 3.31 ltd slip
0-to-60, sec 8.7; 1/4-mile, sec 17.2 @ 92 mph
Tested by: SCI
300E

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