The 1957 Chrysler 300 C
300C SERIES - (8-CYL) - The third version of the 300 continued as the fastest and most powerful production car in the country. The 300 featured full leather interior trims and a new, masculine grille unlike that seen on any previous Chrysler offering. Exterior ornamentation was kept to a minimum with single spear-like moldings on the lower rear quarter panels. The round 300 medallion, with a red-white-blue background and model numbers and lettering made its debut. Two medallions were placed on the side spear, one each on the hood, deck lid, glove box. Only the two on the spears carried both numbers and letters, the others had only the '300' designation. The colors of the emblem were claimed to be representative of the high performance nature of the American car buying public.