Chrysler 300: A Brief History

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Farewell to 300
In early 2022, Chrysler announced the company will become an all-electric vehicle brand, and that means there’s no place in the lineup for a gas-powered 300. To say a proper goodbye to this iconic sedan, the company will be building a limited edition, high-performance 2023 Chrysler 300C — the last fully fossil-fueled Chrysler 300. Like the original 300C, this final version will be powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine under the hood. Clearly, technology has advanced since the 1950s: this 6.4-liter HEMI generates 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful production Chrysler 300 — ever. Limited to just 2,000 copies in the U.S., this special Chrysler 300C marks the end — the 300 will no longer be produced after the 2023 model year.

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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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