In the model designation, there was a hyphen between the '300' and 'C'. The advertising for the car showed instead of this a flash, and below the slogan 'America's Most Powerful Car - 375 hp!'
You may recognize it, the car really has plenty of performance for that time. The V8 was at the beginning of the performance race, Chrysler with the famous Hemi engine at the top. Here we have the first of these hemispherical combustion chamber shape.
For each cylinder its own venturi has already set a clear signal towards sporty engine. Furthermore, the compression was too high for fuel usual in Europe. 100 octane were requested. But there were also variants more suitable for everyday life, as well as a wealth of rear axle ratios.
Much of the rest of the technology seemed to subordinate itself. You might see it on the surprisingly low height. It is therefore no road cruiser in the classical sense. It was low-lying, sprung relatively hard and yet tolerated rough road quite well.
Under these conditions, the road holding received praise by European testers also, as did the effective brakes. Only the steering marched to a different drummer with its typical ease of running for street cruisers.
The manufacturer also pointed out that you must not do without comfort, despite the enormous engine power. At the seats was electrically adjustable except the backrest and the distance from the steering wheel also the height thereof. Instead, with American cars not so rare press buttons.
The Cabriolet soft top was opened and closed also electrically, but still needed to be brought in a position without kinks when it was closed. Because the Coupe was also missing the B-pillar, you could shut down the windows with electrical help up to the continuous opening. 02/15