1955 Chrysler 300
Exner revived Chrysler production car design with the sleek, sculptured Forward Look designs of 1955 that transformed the product line overnight. The Forward Look flagship was the 1955 Chrysler 300, a striking automobile that combined smooth styling with brawny HEMI power. The 300, arguably the first muscle car, became a legend on and off the race track and set records throughout the 1950s, including a 143-mph performance at Daytona Beach.
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
This C-300, an original California car, sports a recent and photo-documented restoration that was completed over four years at a cost exceeding $90,000 for parts and materials alone. Finished in Tango Red with a luxurious tan leather interior, this C-300 has been the subject of numerous magazine articles, and it has been a consistent and proven show winner at every major show it has entered. Accolades include the Amelia Award at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, AACA Senior Grand National honors (2008), and Best in Class at Greenwich, Hilton Head, Meadow Brook and the New England Concours. Recently detailed, this impressive C-300 is one of the finest extant and remains a great example of Chrysler’s famed “letter cars.”
Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1955 Chrysler C300 – did not sell for $106,000
This spectacular C-300 sports a fresh and photo-documented restoration of an original California car that was completed over four years at a cost exceeding $90,000 for parts and materials alone. Finished in Tango Red, this fully optioned C-300 has also been the subject of numerous magazine articles. A proven show winner, its various honors include the Amelia Award at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, as well as the AACA Grand National Senior award in 2008. Furthermore, this C-300 has won Best in Class awards at Meadow Brook, Hilton Head, Greenwich and the New England Concours – a remarkable achievement indeed!
Auction Source: 2009 Meadow Brook Concours