The C-300 was given Chrysler's most potent V8 powerplant that made it virtually a race car sold for the road. The 331 cubic-inch, FirePower (Hemi) engine was given twin four-barrel carburetors, solid valve lifters, stiffer suspension and performance exhaust system.
1955 was a special year for Chrysler, as they won the NASCAR Grand National Title and AAA championship by winning 33 races and finished first in class at Daytona's Flying Mile. The C-300 established Chrysler as a dominate force in NASCAR racing and speed events for years to come. Some people even consider the C-300 the original American muscle car.
This particular C-300 was acquired in 2005 and the restoration was completed in 2007. It has won several awards since the restoration.