1957 Chrysler 300
Car for sale by Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield, California 94533
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
This 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible (Stock #F13383) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-419-8200 or by email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com).
Outrageously Rare 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible
The next amazing classic up for grabs in our Fairfield showroom is this incredible, outrageously rare 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible with Gauguin Red exterior paint and a tan leather interior. You’ll find a factory 392 cid, 375 horsepower V-8 engine under the hood with a Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission, factory dual arm torsion bar front suspension, power steering, power brakes, a power convertible top and an ultra-rare factory installed Hiway Hi-Fi entertainment system, which plays 16 2/3 RPM records. With only 72,939 lifetime miles on this highly desirable convertible, this is likely the Crown Jewel of ’57 300C’s nationwide.
Meticulously Restored to the Highest Possible Standards
This 1957 300C Convertible was developed by Chrysler for the brand new NASCAR series and it was the fastest production car of the year. With a roaring 392 Hemi with a three-speed Torqueflite automatic, dual quads and a new dual arm front suspension, these highly desirable muscle cars achieved top speeds of over 130 MPH gliding down the open road. Only 2,402 examples were produced in that maiden year with a mere 484 as convertibles. This numbers-matching example before you today with all original sheet metal, the complete factory interior and the impossible to find Hiway Hi-Fi option makes this one of the rarest, most sought after examples you’ll have the pleasure of viewing this year.
Additionally, this particular 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible (serial # 3NE573251) underwent a multiyear frame-off restoration from 2008 to 2010 to bring it back above Chrysler’s new standards in a typical showroom. All of the sheet metal, floor pans, chrome and the entire interior are reported by the current owners as 100% original- so is the drivetrain and most of the accessories on this jaw dropping classic. Everything was restored or refreshed to the highest possible levels with absolutely no expense spared. It’s been driven less than 3,000 miles since 2010 and received a recent tune up to ensure it’s ready to enjoy immediately.
Factory Correct Drivetrain, Interior, Suspension, Frame & Body
Stepping towards this 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible feels like stepping back in time with a shockingly straight body that seems to flow on forever. With flawless factory-correct Gauguin Red exterior paint and fully restored chrome and trim work, the exterior of this classic is truly unrivaled by any example we’ve ever come across worldwide. We were informed that this restoration exceeded $150,000 and the attention to detail is truly incredible. The exterior of this classic is a 10 out of 10, flawless, absolute perfection.
A glance under the hood of this ’57 Chrysler 300C Roadster will make any discerning collector smile as the factory 392 V-8 is new in appearance. Not only has each component been fully restored in appearance and function, but you’ll also find like new hoses, brackets, washers, nuts and screws. With optimal alignment throughout and professional paint, this incredible rare example possibly looks better today than it did leaving the dealership over 60 years ago.
The interior may well be the most impressive aspect of this 1957 Chrysler 300C 2 Door Convertible since the original Airfoam cushions and correct padded dash are still in place with fresh leather wrapping. The factory instrument cluster was also painstakingly refreshed as was the two tone factory steering wheel, radio and rare Hiway Hi-Fi record player. Fresh carpeting was added to complete the sensational look and the finishing is exceptional. The power ragtop also aligns correctly and is new in appearance- the tan color really compliments the red exterior nicely.
The Crown Jewel of Historically Significant Muscle Cars
Overall, this exceedingly rare 1957 Chrysler 300C Roadster is one of the most pristine examples in existence today. Given that this highly collectible classic is considered by many as the first true muscle car of the era, finding such a well-documented low mileage example is likely a once in a lifetime opportunity. For someone seeking the best of the best in one of the most significant classics ever built, it simply will not get any better than this amazing ’57 Chrysler 300C Convertible.
For more information about this vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call at 707-419-8200, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com). Be sure to
mention Stock # F13383 as well.
Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase. Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.
The information presented for this vehicle is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as a basis of purchase. The Buyer should make a thorough, independent inspection and investigation of the vehicle prior to purchase.
Classic Car ID101154020
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