Chrysler 300: A Brief History

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2005–2010 Chrysler 300
The introduction of the 2005 Chrysler 300 was a welcome addition to the lineup, and the new car had a much closer connection to the original 300 letter-series models. Although most passenger cars had moved to front-wheel drive (such as the 300M), this new model featured bold styling and rear-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. More importantly, the top-of-the-line 300C was powered by a 345-horsepower HEMI V8 engine. Like the earlier letter series, this 300C is fully loaded with luxury and performance features. Unfortunately for the 300, its sales never returned to the levels attained in its first year back, 2005.

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3 thoughts on “Chrysler 300: A Brief History

  1. My Dad bought one of the first 300’s in 1955, only about 1,700 made. It roared like a lion when you stepped down on the throttle and took off like a rocket.You could almost see the gas guage dropping at 100mph +/ I ran it once (based on the speedometer) at 130mph in North Dakota where we lived.. Went from Minot to Bismarck in 1hr 10 min. 120 miles. That was quite a car for the times, broke the Daytona record flying mile for stock production cars…

  2. I bought a brand new 300C convert. at Ennis Motors in Mil. WI. in 1957. In the 70’s bought a 57 C HT for $750 and restored it. Drove it to the Nationals in Reno in 77, got a trophy for driven daily. Started the “Lower Puget Sound 300 Club” along with others. Bought 2 300 E’s, and a 300L, never restored them. In 1979 bought a brand new 1979 300. Sold them all, and today have a 300 M and a Dodge Magnum and belong to Mopars Unlimited, and Modern Mopars of Snohomish County. Also belonged to WPC club at one time.

  3. I especially liked the old vs. new picture with the similarities and differences. Both the old and the new are beautiful cars. M

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