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Lot 144

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

1958 Chrysler 300D Hardtop

SOLD $88,000

Estimate

$90,000 - $120,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

LC41735

Car Highlights

Less than 400 Miles on Complete Frame-Off Restoration
One of Only 618 300D Hardtops Produced
Powerful Dual-Quad Hemi Engine
Striking Color Scheme of Raven Black with Tan Leather
Exceptional Example of Mid-Century Design and Engineering

Technical Specs

392 CID Hemi V-8 Engine
Dual 4-Barrel Carburetors
380 BHP at 5,200 RPM
3-Speed TorqueFlite Push-Button Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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Among the most coveted of all mid-century American cars is the Chrysler 300, and for good reason. Dramatic, cutting-edge Virgil Exner styling combined with luxury, brute power, and a limited-production run make the 300D as desirable today as it was when new. The legendary 392 “Hemi” engine, breathing through two four-barrel carburetors, developed an impressive 380 bhp, and the 300’s advanced torsion-bar front suspension provided excellent handling characteristics.

In Chrysler’s letter series, the 300D was reserved for 1958 models; that also was the last year for the 392 “Hemi” engine. This Raven Black 300D is complemented by an elegant tan leather interior that features factory-equipped six-way power front seats, power steering, power windows, and an Electro-Touch Tuner AM radio. It emerged from a complete frame-off restoration in 2012, and has accumulated less than 400 miles since then. The no-expense-spared restoration, which included the frame being properly chemical dipped and refinished, was commissioned by Darryl Binkerd of Stevensville, Montana. Attention to detail is evident throughout, such as in the use of the correct paint finish and materials, and the result of the restoration is stunning. The current owner has recently had the car properly sorted, and reports it is a pleasure to drive.

This 300D is ideally suited to drive on tours in comfort and style, or for display at shows and club events.