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The Jalopy Journal 09-28-2012 09:07 AM

The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
American car design progressed rapidly in the 1950s- Just compare any late 40s model to the same one from the mid 50s, and you'll see what I'm talking about. One of the most radical styling improvements in a single year has to go to the entire Dodg... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

autobilly 09-30-2012 12:35 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Virgil's Volvo. :D

BrerHair 09-30-2012 06:25 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
J-B is that you? I'm confused . . .

frank spittle 09-30-2012 07:27 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Some believe the Muscle Car era started with the '55 Chrysler 300. Some say it was a luxury car not a Muscle Car. I say it was both. It was the first car to have a V-8 with twin four barrel carbs and it was the fastest car you could buy with it's 300 horsepower Hemi. It also won the NASCAR championship in '55 with Tim Flock driving and '56 with Buck Baker driving. It was priced out of the youth market but made a statement for all performance cars that would follow.

GregCon 09-30-2012 08:30 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
the 300 was also the first car with 1HP per cube.

spooler41 09-30-2012 08:41 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
The 55' Chrysler was a 300hp. engine,but 331cid,that works out to about .9 hp per cid.
Almost, but not there.

.............Jack

GregCon 09-30-2012 08:45 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Didn't say 55...56's 354CI with 355HP

voodoo 09-30-2012 08:49 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
And the '56 Mopars looked even better...

outlaw256 09-30-2012 08:51 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
id trade our 07 300 hemi for a 55 chrysler in a heart beat! lol.

gunswanted 09-30-2012 09:01 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GregCon (Post 8211562)
Didn't say 55...56's 354CI with 355HP


The 56 Desoto adventurer made 1HP per ci with there 345 also. Sorry to hijack, I like the 55 coupe it has a pretty cool combo of luxury and power.

junk yard kid 09-30-2012 02:15 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
There is 253 registered today out of the 1500 some odd made. We got an unregistered one id love to get running one day, id also love to get rid of it.

GregCon 09-30-2012 03:32 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
The '56 300 goes to "11".......

The Continental 09-30-2012 07:49 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Chrysler was no longer the top of the line make starting in 1955, but its price basically reflected the personal luxury coupe model and it was also same size as other Chryslers. I'd still love to own one, and it could be argued as the first personal luxury coupe, but I'd put the Century and 88 before it as far as first muscle.

flamingokid 09-30-2012 08:55 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
The '56 300B is a personal favorite.

sololobo 10-01-2012 07:05 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
The 300 as shown is an ultimate car for me. I could be lifetime happy owning one of those beauties! ~sololobo~

silverdome 10-01-2012 11:53 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
I believe they broke the flying mile records with that engine also as an 8 cyl. and a 4 cyl.

Big A 10-01-2012 03:35 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
The '55 Dodge grille looks fine in a shoebox, 'specially after Bass gets his hands on it...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL19/.../237882668.jpg

murfman 10-01-2012 05:01 PM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by voodoo (Post 8211579)
And the '56 Mopars looked even better...

And the '57 Mopars looked better yet!

fory 10-02-2012 02:12 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
I think they got better lookin' every year til '60....... not to say the weird kinda sorta sposed to look European body styles from '61-'64 were bad.....'65-early '70s Mopars were some of the best looking cars of the era, too!

The Continental 10-02-2012 11:49 AM

Re: The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!
 
Chrylers and Imperials still looked great in '61. I like the '62 Imperial too, but it's hard to top the fins and originals.


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