The McCandless Collection

1955 Chrysler C-300 - Vin #1


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The McCandless Collection will take you back to the days of "The Forward Look Era" automotive design, racing, and drivers themselves. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. With so many classic vehicles under one roof, we have something everyone will get excited about.

Vin #3N55-1001 was the first Chrysler 300 ever produced and the first 300 HP mass-production vehicle in United States history. It was sent to San Juan Motors in Daytona Beach, Florida to compete at the 1955 NASCAR Speed Week, finishing 2nd in its class behind Carl Kiekhaefer’s Chrysler C-300 (Vin #1002) and 1st in the women’s production passenger class driven by Vicki Wood. Vicki also recorded the 3rd fastest time in the car’s class against both men and women.

The 1955 Chrysler C-300 is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream. With its powerful Hemi V8 engine, advanced engineering, and sleek, aerodynamic design, this car is a testament to the pinnacle of American automotive design in the 1950s.

The C-300’s Hemi V8 engine was a true masterpiece of engineering, producing a massive 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful cars of its time. This power was paired with advanced features such as power steering, power brakes, and a push-button automatic transmission.

The C-300’s design is truly iconic, with its long hood, short rear deck and imposing front grille. The car’s sleek, aerodynamic design not only gives it a sporty look but also provides excellent handling and stability on the road. The car’s advanced suspension system also provides a smooth and comfortable ride, making it the perfect choice for touring.

Driving the 1955 Chrysler C-300 is an experience like no other. The car’s powerful Hemi V8 engine provides plenty of power and the push-button automatic transmission makes it easy to shift gears. The car’s handling is also excellent, thanks to its advanced suspension system. The car’s luxurious interior and advanced features are also a treat to have.

Overall, the 1955 Chrysler C-300 is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream. Its combination of advanced engineering, powerful performance, and sleek design make it a truly remarkable vehicle. If you ever have the chance to own or drive one of these cars, don’t hesitate to take it.

1955 Chrysler C-300 – Vin #1

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