Mecum Austin 2014 Preview – 1955 Chrysler 300C Is Flawless in Fire-Engine Red

There are old cars, and then there are classic cars. A third group is the absolutely flawless show car — with every inch of the car looking arguably better than it did the day it rolled off the assembly line.

This stunning 1955 Chrysler C-300 is in that third group. Sure, the chrome and paint outside is stunning.

But wait until you open the hood. Your jaw will hit the grille with the condition of the engine compartment. The cabin is another huge achievement in originality, expert restoration and preserving the complete originality of the vehicle.

It is great to see this first-year of the Chrysler letter cars in such an amazing eample. This luxury coupe with a race-powerful engine forms the backbone of the current Chrysler 300C lineup and nomenclature. Impressive. Makes us want to open Photoshop and see how the new 2015 300C and 300S might look as a luxury two-door….

Color? Bright red, of course.

The Mecum Austin auction is this Friday and Saturday, so act fast to bring this beauty home.

1955 Chrysler 300C

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