The success of the 1955 Chrysler C300 convinced Chrysler it had uncovered an overlooked but valuable franchise among successful entrepreneurs and executives who wanted the comfort and prestige of a luxury marque but also craved performance. The 1957 300C was for many enthusiasts the pinnacle of the 300 series, a triumph of subtle visual refinement and gut-wrenching power. While contained within Virgil Exner's "Forward Look" design the 300C toned down the glitz with monochrome paint and minimal chrome decoration. The result was a uniquely restrained appearance that only accentuated the 300C's dual quad 390 horsepower Hemi engine's power and the uprated suspension that hooked it to the ground. Chrysler even acknowledged that it needed better brakes and built cooling ducts into the front bumper, like a real sports car. A 150mph speedometer is a subtle touch to remind the driver of his car's performance potential. This 1957 Chrysler 300C hardtop is one of only 1,918 built. It has been meticulously and completely restored to Concours condition in black with tan leather upholstery and is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows and air conditioning. Its condition is above reproach in all respects.