Since 1955, with the introduction of the Chrysler 300, the letter series cars have been some of the most powerful and exclusive vehicles produced by Chrysler. The 300F was a rare car when new with only 248 convertibles produced. Standard equipment was a 375 horsepower, 413 cubic-inch V8 with two Carter four-barrel carburetors and a 3-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission. In racing, at Daytona, the 300F captured the first six places with a top speed of 145 mph. The 300F interior is very special with leather bucket seats that swivel for easy access. A tachometer was added and the instrument panel 'Astra-dome' creates a unique 3-D effect. The gauge panel was one of the first uses of electro-luminescent lighting eliminating the use of conventional light bulbs.