1957 Chrysler 300C

The 300C is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front positioned engine, from Chrysler. The Chrysler 300C's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 6.4 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 375 bhp (380 PS/280 kW) of power at 5400 rpm. Quoted kerb weight is 1921 kg.


Key facts

1957 Chrysler 300C information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5568 mm
How heavy?
1921 kg
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6425 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
380 PS / 375 bhp / 280 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?

Chrysler 300C models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 5654 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 1890 kg

Similar models

fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7043 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW 2223 kg
1957 Chrysler 300C data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3200 mm 126 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5568 mm 219.2 inches
Width 2002 mm 78.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1921 kg 4235 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.4 litre
6425 cc
(392.078 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 99.06 mm
4 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 380 PS (375 bhp) (280 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output 58.4 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.25:1
Fuel system 2 Ca WCFB 2334S carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 803.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 197.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
145.57 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
195.21 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.87 kg/kW
11.47 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 9.00 x 14
Tyres rear 9.00 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID99297
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chrysler 300C added 2002-09-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.