The McCandless Collection

1957 Chrysler 300C


Not Just A Museum

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.

The 1957 300C is generally considered the classic year of the 300 “Letter Series.”  New styling was brought in, with a yawning wide front grille and fins; the Hemi engine was upgraded to 392 cubic inches with 375 HP.  The first convertible model 300 was also introduced in 1957.  The car had a number of red, white and blue ‘300C’ medallions on the sides, hood, trunk and interior.

With the introduction of the 1957 300C, 300 Letter Cars became known as the Beautiful Brutes.  The entire 1957 Chrysler Corporation line up was touted as, “The New Shape of Motion!” Perhaps the most memorable slogan that year was, “Suddenly it’s 1960!”  It was used in advertisements for the Plymouth, but it could very well have applied to the Chrysler 300C as well.  It was that dramatically new.

The 1957 300C did not compete in NASCAR track events, but with its 375 HP Hemi engine, again won the Daytona Beach Flying Mile, making the Chrysler 300 the fastest American car in Class 7 for the third straight year. 

This example is one of four made in Champagne Gold and is one of the most driven cars in the Collection. 

1957 Chrysler 300C

The 1957 Chrysler 300C 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 300C’s Hemi V8 engine was a true masterpiece of engineering, producing a massive 355 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 push-button automatic transmission.

The 300C’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 1957 Chrysler 300C 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.

Preserving the history of Cars and many other vintage automotive memorabilia from "The Forward Look Era" (1955-1961)

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