Restoration » 1956 Chrysler 300B

                                              The History of the Chrysler 300B



            Chrysler 300's were categorized in a letter series. Many confused the 300B with the 1955 C-300; an easy way to tell the difference was the new bigger fins that the 300B had along with new tail lights.
            Equipped with what is today's "early HEMI", it was the ancestor of the big block 426 HEMI. This motor help it's HEMI racing pedigree in stock car racing.
            With no financial support from Chrysler, Mercury outboard founder Carl Kiekhaefer campaigned a fleet of white 300s during the 1955 NASCAR Grand National Series Season with Buck Baker and various other drivers.
            Lee Petty, a Chrysler campaigner, took home three trophies to help the name as well.

            Overall production produced 1,102 units.



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