1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible
Engine: 392 c.i.d. Hemi V-8 with overhead valves
Power output:375 HP @ 420 ft. lb. torque
Top Speed: 134 mph
About our 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible

Bayberry’s Gauguin red Chrysler 300C was one of only 484 convertibles built while 1,918 coupes and convertibles in total were built. According to the Chrysler 300 Club this car is a survivor of about 10% of the original production number. It underwent a total nut and bolt restoration where all components were treated to factory finishes leaving it like new in every respect. It lives for the summer months where it is used frequently for drives to the beach and car events throughout New England.  The 1957 Chrysler 300C was used for the US Post Office series of stamps “50’s Fins & Chrome”.

History of the 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible
In 1957 Chrysler handed a challenge to all American car manufacturers to try and keep pace with their latest proving ground performance monster, the 300C. On the heels of its brother car, the 1955 model 300 (with thirty-seven stock car wins in NASCAR), the 1957 300C continued to wow fans of both race and performance street cars. In 1957 a 300C competed at Daytona Speedweeks taking First in Class 7s “Two-way Flying Mile” with a top speed of 134 mph and first in the “One Mile Standing Start” with average speed of 85+ mph. Powered by a 392 c.i.d. Firepower Hemi engine with 375 HP and 420 ft/lb. of torque, the dual four-barreled V-8 topped out at over 145 mph astounding onlookers and competitors alike.