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The Chrysler 300B introduced for 1956 was the second iteration of the legendary 300 series. It benefited from a more powerful Hemi V-8, now rated at 340 bhp, up from the previous year’s 300 bhp engine. A newly revised tail fin design enhanced the 300’s styling as well.
The Regimental Red 300B presented here was the subject of an extensive body-off, meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration approximately 10 years ago, and it has been driven sparingly since. Fastidiously cared-for as part of a private collection, the paint, chrome, and interior are exceptional, having held up well through the years, a testament to the quality of the restoration and the attention that this example has received. The sumptuous light buckskin leather seats, headliner, door panels, and carpeting were done to the highest standard by Gary Goers, a well-known Chrysler 300 specialist. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, and the Chrysler PowerFlite automatic pushbutton transmission, the 300B is reported by the consignor to be particularly enjoyable to drive. Special features include a factory AM Electro Touch Tuner radio with a rear speaker, and a very rare “Chryslermatic” steering wheel clock in addition to the standard clock mounted on the glove box door.
This stunning 300B is a fabulous example of a model that was the flagship of the Chrysler product line in 1956 and among the most coveted American automobiles of the era.