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2014 Chrysler 300 SRT Provides Ultimate Combination of Luxury and High-Performance

•SRT engineered 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 provides 470 HP and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
•Fuel Saver Technology wîth active valve exhaust system delivers up to 23 mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway
•Core model continues in 2014 designed and built wîth a focus on the core SRT performance features desired by performance enthusiasts
•Available adaptive damping suspension (ADS) allows for selectable suspension tuning
•Standard launch control provides enhanced straight-line acceleration, exclusive SRT heated §teering wheel features mounted paddle shifters for hands-on-the-wheel shifting both on road and at the racetrack
•19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system wîth innovative GreenEdge technology is available wîth 900 watts of power

September 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT sedan is targeted at customers that seek heart pounding, adrenaline-filled excitement, but don't want to sacrifice comfort and innovative features to get it. With head turning designs inside and out, the 300 SRT provides the ultimate combination of world-class luxury, power and handling.

Performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.

The return of the 300 SRT to the Chrysler lineup in 2012 evoked a strong comparison to the original high-performance production car of its time – the 1955 Chrysler 300. Known for simple, strong lines, excellent engineering, high levels of luxury and outstanding performance wîth the first modern American V-8 engine to produce 300 horsepower, the first Chrysler 300 (C-300) was styled by Virgil Exner, who radically redesigned the entire Chrysler line and created what they called 'The Forward Look' in 1955. Without much chrome on the sides, his designs were simple, but strong. Exner is credited wîth creating the illusion of fast, forward movement.

The Chrysler C-300 won on both the road course and the 'flying mile' at Daytona in 1955. In 1956, the Chrysler 300B model won both events again. In fact, the Chrysler 300s dominated NASCAR competition in 1955 and 1956, taking the overall championship in both years. A legendary and luxurious performance car was born. The 'letter cars' quickly became the most desirable of the Chrysler lineup and became known as the 'Beautiful Brutes.'

Awe-inspiring powertrain
Únder the hood of the 2014 300 SRT, the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 N•m) of torque.

Vital Stats
Engine : 6.4 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 470 hp
Torque: 470 ft-lbs

5-speed Automatic
The high torque output allows for inspired standing starts and straight-line performance while performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft wîth cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power.


On the highway, up to 23 mpg is achieved by use of an active valve exhaust system that allows the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wide rpm range. The active exhaust system also allows for straight-through mid and rear mufflers for a throaty exhaust note under engine load.

The proven five-speed automatic transmission is controlled through standard §teering wheel mounted paddle shifters or the center-console mounted Auto Stick, allowing for a choice of spirited shifting on both the road and the racetrack. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually select specific gears on the transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

In 'Drive,' the transmission controller will automatically shift the vehicle. The aggressiveness of the shifting is defined by the mode chosen – either 'Normal' or 'Track.' Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing harshness.

In 'Manual,' the shift method is defined by the driver choosing to use either paddle shift or Auto Stick. The 'Track' mode adds a hold function to the calibration in all gears, allowing the driver full control of the shifting schedule.

Outstanding ride, handling and capability
The adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system has three modes, Auto, Sport and Track, and is tuned specifically for the 300 SRT to offer a compliant and comfortable ride on the street yet easily can be switched to handle on-track conditions.

In 'Auto' mode, a wide range of on-road and driver inputs – such as vehicle speed, §teering angle, §teering speed, brake torque, throttle position and longitudinal/lateral/vertical accelerations – automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions.

In 'Sport' mode, the damping system rebound and compression is locked to a higher damping rate. Drivers can easily choose between settings wîth a press of a button on the center stack to quickly change the shock damping characteristics from 'Auto,' for everyday commuting, to 'Sport,' for more spirited driving situations.

In 'Track' mode, the higher damping rates from the Sport mode combine wîth a performance shifting and gear holding feature that allows the driver full shift control when using the §teering wheel mounted paddle controls or Auto Stick.

A standard launch control system helps maximize straight-line acceleration. When the vehicle is at a complete stop, the driver engages the system by pressing the ESC button twice and then wîth their foot securely on the brake, quickly applies full throttle. Launch control holds the engine at optimal launch rpm (1,825) and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch control then uses engine torque management to achieve controlled wheel slip for maximum acceleration up to 62 mph (100 kph).

The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic §teering system uses a heavy-duty pump and unique gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response.

Standard on the Core model are the 20' x 9' split five spoke cast aluminum wheels wîth painted pockets. Seven-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels are available in both a polished finish and a Black Vapor Chrome finish. Available three- or four-season Goodyear tires provide great looks wîth fun-to-drive performance and handling.

Benchmark braking
SRT vehicles are well known for their world-class stopping power and the 2014 300 SRT features 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors wîth four-piston Brembo calipers painted in a black finish on the Core model, and a silver finish on the premium model.

The Ready Alert Braking system anticipates when the driver quickly releases the accelerator pedal and may initiate an emergency brake stop, after which the electronic stability control pump engages to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.

Improved brake cooling and fade performance comes courtesy of wind tunnel designed brake cooling ducts that direct airflow to the vented rotors for consistent stopping power.

Aggressive and functional exterior
An SRT-exclusive front fascia has a modern, yet timeless appearance that is carried through the grille and Chrysler wing badge. The black chrome upper and lower grille surrounds, rear valance strip and SRT-exclusive, Black Vapor Chrome wheels are part of the available Black Chrome Group.

The 2014 300 SRT sits a half-inch lower than non-SRT models and features SRT-exclusive side sill cladding painted in matching body color for the 'planted' look of a true sports sedan. (concept carz) Standard wheels are seven-spoke, 20 x 9-inch, fully forged aluminum wîth polished face and painted sparkle silver. The available fully forged, Black Vapor Chrome aluminum wheels are the same seven-spoke, 20 x 9-inch design.

Exterior colors for 2014 include: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Gloss Black Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Ivory Pearl Tri-coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat and Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl.

The rear includes a unique lower fascia wîth chrome accent bar, four-inch round dual exhaust tips and a new SRT deck-lid badge that no longer carries the engine cylinder number reference.

Race-inspired and high-performance interior
The interior environment combines world-class luxury accommodations wîth performance-oriented technology and appointments.

A leather-wrapped, SRT-exclusive §teering wheel features a unique satin chrome rim section wîth a flattened bottom surface showing the SRT logo and a heat feature on Premium models. Standard paddle shift controls flank both sides of the contoured palm rests while all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the §teering wheel.

For the high-performance look, Premium models include real carbon fiber interior trim pieces integrated into the instrument panel, door spears and shifter bezel and racing style brake and gas pedal pads.

The full-color graphic EVIC wîth exclusive Performance Pages includes timers for 0-60 mph, one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times, 60-0 braking distance, along wîth lateral and longitudinal g-forces.

The instrument panel's 8.4-inch color touchscreen display – the §egmènt's largest standard display – also has all the same Performance Pages data as the EVIC, and is further expanded to include §teering angle, horsepower and torque outputs along wîth engine gauges. The display is customizable to a driver selectable background.

On the premium model, the standard heated and ventilated front seats have active headrests wîth the SRT logo embroidered in the seat backs. Rear seats also are heated for passenger comfort. Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material and accent stitching on armrests to match the seats.

The 300 SRT Core model's interior includes a premium 'Ballistic' cloth from the new SRT Viper while the SRT Premium model's standard interior includes treatment on the door and center console armrests and Nappa leather seats wîth Axis perforated suede inserts and silver accent stitching throughout.

The premium model's interior is available in Black, Radar Red wîth Black, and wîth the Laguna interior package which includes seats and armrest fully wrapped in Laguna Premium Leather.

The available Premium Leather Interior Package adds Poltrona Frau 'Foligno' leather-wrapped upper door trim panels, instrument panel, cluster brow and center console side panels. This package also adds Nappa leather on the door and center console armrests, except when combined wîth the Laguna leather interior where the Sepia colored Laguna leather covers the armrests.

Safety and security
The 2014 300 SRT features more than 70 advanced safety and security features, including standard Keyless Enter-N-Go and electronic stability control (ESC) wîth §egmènt-exclusive Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety features to improve overall vehicle handling and performance.

Chrysler brand's signature SafetyTec Group is available on the 2014 300 SRT and packages many available features including adaptive-forward lighting (AFL), high-intensity discharge (HID) projector high and low beams wîth automatic headlamp leveling, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) wîth adaptive cruise control (ACC), Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) wîth Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, ParkSense front and rear park assist system, LED-illuminated rear fog lamps, exterior mirrors wîth supplemental turn signals and approach lamp.

In addition, standard front-row reactive head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags, driver's knee bag and standard front seat-mounted side-thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

Connectivity
The state-of-the-art Úconnect Media Center 8.4N system provides all of the next-generation mobile connectivity and multimedia items to keep passengers connected between any destinations. With the §egmènt's largest standard touchscreen display (8.4-inches), the easy-to-use system delivers world-class functionality wîth an intuitive user interface that was benchmarked against the best E-§egmènt sedans from Europe, Asia and North America.

Segment-exclusive Garmin navigation on the premium Úconnect Media Center 8.4N model provides easy-to-use maps, lane guidance and more than 6 million points of interest. SiriusXM Travel Link on the premium Úconnect Media Center 8.4N provides real-time weather, fuel prices, sports scores and movie theater information to make any trip more efficient and fun. SiriusXM Traffic provides real-time traffic reports where available.

Úconnect Voice Command, Úconnect Media Center, §teering-wheel controls and familiar center-stack controls all work in synergy to make the experience intuitive and simple for the driver.

The 300 SRT features an available 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon. The system offers world premier innovation, featuring a 32-volt tracking power supply (TPS) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.

The system uses GreenEdge technology speaker and amplifier technology to offer superior sound quality and high sound pressure level outputs wîth minimum energy consumption. GreenEdge amplifiers alone outperform traditional amplifier efficiency by up to 55 percent, representing a net efficiency of more than 90 percent in some cases. The speakers are tuned for maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier output.

The system's 19 GreenEdge ultra lightweight, high-efficiency speakers include: •Seven 3.5-inch Únity Coaxial mid-range speakers wîth seven integrated tweeters located in the front dash, rear doors and rear deck
•Two 6 x 9-inch subwoofers located in the front doors
•Two 6 x 9-inch subwoofers in the rear deck
•One 10-inch subwoofer in the rear deck

300 SRT Core Model
In 2013, the SRT brand expanded its 'Core SRT' vehicle strategy by offering 'Core' models that included exclusive content, including the standard premium 'Ballistic' cloth interior from the new SRT Viper, SRT-tuned sport suspensions and distinctive exterior accents. The 'Core' models are designed and built wîth the back-to-basics performance-driving enthusiast in mind.

The 300 SRT 'Core' model features a 6.4L badge on the front fenders, 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels wîth black painted pockets and standard black Brembo brake calipers (also available in red). On the inside of the new 'Core' model, black seating surfaces use the same premium 'Ballistic' cloth inserts from the SRT Viper and are flanked by black 'Axel' cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts. Various matte carbon and piano black accents surround the instrument panel, door bezels and center console.

SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving instruction as part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximize their driving knowledge, skills and safety on the street or track. Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks.

About SRT
The Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The 2014 SRT lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger SRT and Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT join the flagship SRT Viper, which made its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in 2013.

Source - Chrysler
In 1955, Chrysler introduced the C300. The 'C' stood for coupe and the 300 was the horsepower rating of the original Hemi engine equipped with , two four barrel carbs, solid lifters, special manifolds, and enlarged dual exhausts. This vehicle gave the Chrysler Corporation a performance and sporty image, a much needed persona in this post World War II era. Many European manufacturers, such as Jaguar and MG, had introduced high powered, small, responsive sports cars. American manufacturers countered with the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird. The Chrysler 300 was a performance car with a contemporary 'Forward Look' designed by ex-Studebaker stylist Virgil Exner. The design was void of the popular chrome sides which was prevalent during this era. It was simple but aggressive gentleman's car.

The Chrysler 300 was outfitted with a hemispherical (Hemi) combustion chamber 5.4 litre V-8 that produced 300 horsepower and matted to a performance modified two-speed 'PowerFlite' automatic gearbox. The body came from the New Yorker; rear quarter moldings were compliments of the Windsor. The two piece grille came from the Imperial. An improved suspension was implemented to provided sporty and responsive handling. The base price was $4,055.

Sales of the C300 were fueled by its success on the stock car circuit. The C300 dominated the sands of Daytona Beach, Florida where it won the stock production class and took home the Tom McCahill trophy. From 1955 through 1957 it was the fastest American car.

In 1959, a 300D driven at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats by Norm Thatcher set a new Class E speed record of 156.387 mph. During the same year, Brewster Shaw achieved a quarter-mile time of 16 seconds with a trap speed of 94 mph at Daytona Beach, Florida.

For 1956, Chrysler increased the displacement of its Hemi engine to 5.8 liters and changed the name to 300B. With 355 horsepower, the V8 engine had one horsepower per cubic inch, an achievement that very few manufacturers were able to claim.

The letters continued to climb the alphabet annually until the 300L of 1965 (the letter I was skipped). They became known as the 'letter cars'. In 1959, the 392 hemi was replaced with the 413 cubic-inch Golden Lion wedge-head design engine. In 1962, the 300 Sport series became available along side the 300H. The 300, without a letter designation was continued until 1971. In 1970, the 300 Hurst was produced, built by Chrysler and modified by the Hurst Company. The modifications included two-tone paint, special striping, spoiler on the deck lid, and wheels. The 300 name was again revived in 1979 as the 300 Special Edition, but endured a short life span. It was based on the Cordoba platform and available only in white with red leather interior.

Even with eleven years of production, less than 17,000 were produced. The bodystyle's available were either a two door hardtop or convertible. The convertible was not available during 1955, 1956, and 1963.

In the early 2000's, Chrysler revived the model name with the 300M. For most 300 enthusiasts, it is a good attempt, but far from the original 300's. The original 300's, as argued by some MOPAR enthusiast, is considered to be the first muscle cars. Although they were fast, they were also large and luxurious, qualities that muscle cars did not typically process. The 300 did get American moving on the fast track to the horsepower and performance revolution, and looked good while doing it.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2009
In 2005, the wave of retro design that is still shaping American cars first washed over Detroit. American companies, with their stale product offerings, began looking towards their rich pasts to inspire new models with the design and flair of long-gone icons. It was in 2005 that Chrysler launched a modern iteration of the famed 300.

The 300 name had actually been revived by Chrysler several years before the 2005 300's introduction as a car called the 300M, but that model was dated even when brand new and didn't evoke nostalgic memories in the same way its replacement would. The 2005 300 was a total departure from the Chrysler models immediately preceding it. The sleek, low slung, 'cab-forward' design language of the 300M and others was replaced by the new 300's brash and blocky look. The 2005 Chrysler 300 was not merely an updated version of a bygone classic, but rather a revival of Chrysler's attitude during the company's most exciting times.

The new 300 went back to a rear wheel drive platform and reintroduced the muscular proportions of America's former bad-boy sedans. Available V8 power rounded out the package and a large, upright chrome grille stood proud in grand American fashion. The 2005 Chrysler 300 was met with great fanfare and positive press. For as exciting a car as the '05 300 was, though, it could barely capture the style and spirit of the car that inspired it. The original 300 was one of the most thrilling Chryslers ever released. It was a car whose inspirational design and performance will be lauded forever and whose legend will continue to be respected by Chrysler workers, owners and admirers, as well as by the flashy new car that shares its name.

Produced without interruption from 1955 through 1971, the Chrysler 300 in its earliest form was one of the very first muscle cars. Though production extended into the early 1970's, the best-known (and best-loved) 300s were the 'letter series' cars of 1955-1965. All 300s were part of this letter series until 1962, when both letter and non-letter variants were offered through 1965. Models made from 1966 on were not part of the letter series. Each Chrysler in the letter series used the 300 designation followed by a single letter. That letter ascended alphabetically once every year, making it up to 'L.' Confusingly, the first of the series was not called the 300A but the C-300. In that one instance, the letter 'C' simply stood for coupe. Revisions on the C-300 theme created the 300B for 1956, then 300C for 1957, 300D for 1958, and so on. The only other snag in the letter series system was the use of the letter 'J' for the 1963 300, instead of the 'I' for which the car was due. Chrysler likely used the 'J' nomenclature to prevent confusion between the letter 'I' and the Roman numeral I.

The letter series 300 introduced potent performance and a fresh design to Chrysler, whose other models had grown stale. In that sense, the original 300 arrived for the same reasons as 2005's remake. The name was chosen for bragging rights. Chrysler, with its aptly named C-300, had become the first American manufacturer to develop 300hp in a production car. That power led the 1955 Chrysler to become the fastest production car in the world, reaching 127.58mph at Daytona Beach. The C-300's engine was a 331ci Chrysler V8 with hemispherical combustion chambers and two 4-barrel carburetors. The aforementioned 300hp was achieved at 5,200rpm.

There was much more to the C-300 than formidable speed. The car was large, luxurious, and packed with comfortable features. At 220 inches in length, the C-300 was huge for a two-door. A weight of 4,300lbs gave it the bulk of a personal limousine. Its two speed automatic transmission required no effort on the driver's part. The car was rolling evidence that speed and luxury were not mutually exclusive traits. The C-300 was the fastest car on the road, and it may very well have been the most comfortable.

A superb combination of performance and comfort alone would have made the Chrysler C-300 a classic. But the car's quality didn't stop there. Designed by the talented and innovative Virgil Exner, the C-300 was a triple threat of sumptuous luxury, speed and, and style.

Before moving to Chrysler, Exner had worked for GM under the guidance of Harley Earl and for Raymond Loewy's own design firm. His experience led him to be a daring designer, but the 1955 C-300 was a subdued design. It was handsome and understated, free of the garish detailing the plagued so many of its contemporaries. With its regal proportions and proud stance, the C-300 separated itself from lowlier cars that used glitz and glam as their only stylistic values. A split egg crate grille, in chrome, dominated the frontal aspect of the C-300 and had a tastefully minimal chrome bumper running beneath it. The subtle fins picked up just aft of the doors and beneath the beltline. At the rear, the vestigial fins flowed into vertical taillights. With a base price above $4,000, buyers paid dearly for a fine congregation of elegant design, comfort, and rapidity.

Even more power was made available for the 1956 300B. A 354ci V8, at first making 340hp, was available with 355hp by the middle of its run—making it the first American engine to produce 1 horsepower per cubic inch. Three transmissions were offered: PowerFlite and TorqueFlite two-speed autos, and a three-speed manual.

Performance improvements in the 1956 300B were complemented by the availability of an even more comfortable interior. Air conditioning was offered as well as a clock in the steering wheel for the particularly punctual. And, of course, if the clock wasn't distracting enough, a record player could also be ordered.


The styling of the 300B featured a revised rear treatment, but the car was largely the same as 1955's C-300. For the 1957 300C, though, Exner thoroughly revamped the 300's shape. The new design was more brash but still tasteful and clean. It featured more pronounced fins and a quad headlight face with a large, one-piece egg crate grille. From the side, the 300C looked particularly good. Its long and low proportions were readily revealed from that angle. Also easily noticeable from the side, the 300C had a forward tilt to its front end that was mirrored by a rearward tilt to its fins. The balanced look was an Exner hallmark that worked wonderfully on the 300C. A convertible version was offered whose absence of a roofline emphasized the trapezoidal side profile of the 300C's body. A top speed of 150mph could be reached by the 300C.

For 1958, a 300D was introduced. It looked very similar to the 300C, but big improvements were still made. Fuel injection became an available option and power brakes were standard. With 380hp, the 300D could be propelled to 156mph. The 300E of 1959 offered similar styling but with a very different engine. The hemi-head V8 was replaced by a 413ci wedge-head V8.

The 300F brought major styling changes for 1960. While other companies toned down their use of fins for the 1960's, Chrysler gave its 300F a wild, one-year-only rear treatment with razor sharp fins. Ralph Nader, in his book Unsafe at and Speed that most famously criticized the Chevrolet Corvair's poor handling, called the 300F's fins 'potentially lethal.' Automotive writer Quentin Willson offered good reason for Nader's concern in his own work titled The Ultimate Classic Car Book, pointing to a 1963 traffic accident in which an unfortunate motorcyclist became impaled by one of the fins of a 300F.

With a front end that looked slightly awkward compared to the noses of its predecessors and a heavily criticized faux spare tire cover incorporated into the rear deck lid, the 300F's overall look lacked the thoroughly clean appearance of earlier models. But from the side at least the 300F still looked good, and performance and comfort were as impressive as ever. Up to 400hp could be had from the 413ci engine. A beautifully finished interior continued a tradition of comfortable motoring. The interior was so inviting that the seats literally offered themselves to driver and front passenger, automatically swiveling to allow easy access whenever a door was opened.

The 300G was brought out for 1961 and was the last finned 300. The front end retained four headlights, but they were now stacked two per side in tilted columns. Standard power windows and cruise control further enhanced an already excellent list of convenience features, and performance options remained similar to those of the 300F. The 300H used the following year was similar in most respects to the 300G, but had a fresh tail design with a smooth, tapering deck where once stood fins. Production of the 300H was unusually low even for the exclusive letter series, but sales were bolstered by the introduction of a more affordable non-letter series variant, named simply the '300.'

For 1963, the letter 'I' was skipped and the 300J was introduced alongside a revamped standard 300. The 1963 models were plainer, with square styling that belied their still capable performance. The 1964 300K and 1965 300L were the last two models of the letter series. By 1965, the plain styling of the 300L and the narrow performance gap between it and the base 300 had created an uninspired package. After 1965, the letter series was discontinued.

The garden variety 300 soldiered on until 1971, losing sales and substance as it went along. Chrysler couldn't have picked a better time to pull the plug on the aging model, as allowing it to last any longer would have exposed it to stringent emissions regulations that instantly would have robbed the car of the only virtue it really had left—power. Even the very last 300 had a 440ci V8 that had a tremendous output compared to any American offering of the mid-1970's.

History has ignored any shortcomings of the largely average 300 produced from 1966-1971, focusing on the raw power and suave personality of the early letter series. Few American cars before or since have been able to offer so much speed and luxury wrapped in a shell of aesthetic excellence. From 1955 through 1959, the 300s were the uncompromised rulers of the American automotive kingdom—even the 1960-1965 models were superbly executed. Inspiring the successful 2005 Chrysler 300, the early letter series cars have shown that sometimes history is worth repeating.

Sources:

'History of the Chrysler Three Hundred Series.' The Chrysler 300 Site Web.28 Jul 2009. http://www.chrysler300site.com/cgibin/history.cgi.

Nerad, Jack. 'Great Classic Cars: Chrysler C-300.' AntiqueCar.com Web.28 Jul 2009. http://www.antiquecar.com/gc_chrysler_c300.php.

Willson, Quentin. The Ultimate Classic Car Book. First. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1995. Print.

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Town & Country Mini Van
Windsor

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