1955 Chrysler C300

Price: US $12,100.00 Item location: Simi Valley, California, United States
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: 300 Series
  • SubModel: 2-door sport coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2-door sport coupe
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 32,443
  • VIN: 3N552554
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 331" Hemi V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear wheel drive
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1955 Chrysler 300 Series 2-door sport coupe

1955 CHRYSLER C300You are looking at a very fine example of the first muscle car the 1955 Chrysler C300. This is an original California 'Black Plate' car and I have owned it for 20 years. I have restored/refurbished the complete car except for the paint. It is the original black paint and has terrific patina with the surface rust. It is surface rust only and the car shows no other rust. I have redone the upholstery and many many other items but have opted to keep the paint original because they 'are original only once.' There are also some original factory stamps in the engine compartment that I do not want to lose. I have ownership records back to 1977. The car has always been in Southern California. The following is an extensive list of the work that I have completed in the past twenty years: Beautiful complete leather interior purchased from Gary Goers. A professional upholstery shop installed the front and rear seat leather black carpet new headliner new dash new door panels new wind visors new package tray and complete new trunk carpet and sideboards. A new complete wiring harness was purchased from YnZ's and professionally installed. The harness is beautiful cost $1800 and is the correct reproduction wire. All electric window motors were rebuilt. The transmission and torque converter were professionally rebuilt and work great. The original generator was rebuilt. The original gas tank was removed and refurbished and a new sending unit installed. The interior and exterior door handles are in very good/ excellent condition. The drip rails have been reworked and operate correctly. The original 150 MPH speedometer was removed and professionally rebuilt. The Town and Country radio looks great plays great and was professionally rebuilt. New heater and radiator hoses were installed. There is a new dimmer switch. There are new correct per original battery cables. The battery is new. The radiator was removed and rebuilt. There is a new water pump and fuel pump. The original Carter dual 4V carburetors have been rebuilt. The original 'Bat Wing' air cleaner has been removed and cleaned. The car currently has five Kelsey Hayes/Motor Wheel wire wheels four caps and are in very good condition. The car comes with the five original steel wheels and four original '300' wheel covers. There are used tires mounted on these original wheels. I installed a new auxiliary Airtex electric fuel pump with an 'on/off' switch under the dash. The real tail light lenses are New Old Stock and have no cracks or blemishes. The two front parking lights are also NOS. The round center reflector 'dots' on the rear taillights are new. The front and rear bumpers and guards have been re-chromed. The front headlight bezels and the taillight housings have also been re-chromed. The front grills were removed and re-chromed. The '300' badges front and trunk are new from Gary Goers. The hood has new CHRYSLER letters. All of the dash gauges and switches were removed and refurbished. The interior stainless steel and chrome pieces have been removed and polished. The exterior stainless trim is all original complete and has some minor dings. The trim has never been removed. The steering wheel has been refurbished and looks great. The horn ring is in excellent condition and these are virtually impossible to find in any condition. The horn works. The master cylinder and booster have been rebuilt. All four of the wheel cylinders are new. The brake and gas pedals are new. There is a new exhaust system installed with new mufflers and chrome tail pipes. The tires are Firestone 8:20x15 and have excellent tread. About 30 years ago the car was hit in the rear and caused some damage to the trunk lip. This has not been repaired. A replacement set of stainless trim around this area was purchased and is ready for installation. The body has surface rust on the top hood and trunk and several dings. I liked keeping the 'patina' but the new owner might want to repaint the car. Please be aware that there is body work needed. The underside os the car is very straight clean and sturdy with no rust. The car starts up nicely for having the original 6 volt system. The new battery wiring and electric fuel pump are definite assets. The steering is tight brakes work correctly and the car tracks straight. The valve covers were removed valves adjusted and new gaskets installed. The voltage regulator distributor cap points plugs and rotor are all new. I have always loved the 300's with the 331" Hemi. However I am getting too old to do any more repairs: bad back hips replaced shoulders knees etc. It is time for somebody else to be the caretaker for this 'Beautiful Brute.' The car is currently insured with Hagerty Auto Insurance. Please go on their website to use their excellent vintage car price guide. They collect sales from auctions and private sales. Hagerty currently values a #1 300 at $130000; a #2 300 at $90000; a #3 300 at $58000; and a #4 at $38000. I believe this 300 is in very good to fine condition between a #4 and #3. The paint is the question mark. There were originally 1725 1955 C-300's built. This serial number 2554 and there are estimated to be less than 300 still in existence. Please call me with any questions 805-210-0848. Thanks for looking Happy Bidding and Happy Motoring.

On May-24-15 at 23:33:50 PDT seller added the following information:

PS---The standard features on a C300 included the following: FirePower 90' V-8 hemispherical combustion chamber(Hemi) 331.1 cubic inches 300 horsepower; aluminum alloy pistons 8.5 to 1 compression ratio;solid lifters; long duration cam; two down-draft Carter four barrel carburetors mounted on a special intake manifold; dual point distributor; heavy duty front and rear springs with lowered car height; heavy duty shock absorbers; and dual exhaust. Serial #2554 had a 3.54 to 1 axle ratioPowerflite transmission; beige leather interior; electric window lifts front and rear; heater; solex tinted glass all windows; four way electric seat adjustment; radio-electric touch tuner with foot control; rear seat speaker.