RE: [Chrysler300] Chrysler with a 354 hemi and a 300B dash and wheel
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RE: [Chrysler300] Chrysler with a 354 hemi and a 300B dash and wheel

Footnotes:  I graduated from high school in 1956 and charcoal and pink were all the rage for menswear that year.  Grandpa Cunningham’s ’55 DeSoto 2DHT (similar body to the C-300) was pink and white and three-tone pink, black & white Dodge CRL’s represented the top of that line then.  All colors in those years beat the silver found on way too many cars, trucks and SUV’s here in CA, anyhow. 


Limiting the colors of 1955 C-300’s to, essentially, red, white and black seemed to work for Chrysler.  I don’t know for sure what the paint color options for B’s were in 1956 but I note two different shades of “red” (Geranium & Regimental) plus Cloud White and Raven Black.  There are probably a few B’s with Special Order colors.  Seems like one or the other red in ’56 was rare and the change or addition of the second color was for some strange reason. (They were not selling??)


The Highlander fabric had a long history at Chrysler and represented a top-of-the line identifier.  Tastes change(d) rapidly.  I can’t imagine “plaid” upholstery now, even if it were the Cunningham tartan.


Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of P J IRISH hmpirish@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:34 PM
To: 'Mick Kreszock' <kreszockcm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Rich Barber <c300@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Chrysler with a 354 hemi and a 300B dash and wheel



As a "56 Fanatic, aside from my two 300 Bs, I have a low mileage New Yorker St Regis 2 Dr Hdtp that is factory painted Pink, Black and White. To my eye, Mick's pink paint looks really good. I can not attest to the Highlander fabric but the exterior color? Looks Good.

All the Best 300ing !

Phil Irish
On Tue, 7/26/16, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Subject: [Chrysler300] Chrysler with a 354 hemi and a 300B dash and wheel
To: "'Mick Kreszock'" <kreszockcm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:08 PM

 Beautiful car with a 300B steering
wheel, dash and dash pad.  That should qualify it for a
viewing.  And, very nice photography that shows off the
Highlander interior.  I half expected to see a ’56
DeltaWing under the hood.
 However, the taillights do look
like they were designed by a committee.
BarberBrentwood, CA (104+
[mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mick Kreszock kreszockcm@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:16 PM
To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 300
   Thought I'd share this
with everyone in 300 land.  (Although it is not a
letter car.)  On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:41
PM, Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:  Jeff's always been a great
resource of both parts and info to me. Glad he had what you
need.  Keith-
 On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:33 PM,
Albert Vannice <MAVCHE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:​Keith,     I was
checking the web before I called Jeff, but he had all I
needed so I have ordered everything from him.AlFrom: Keith Boonstra <kboonstra.zeegroup@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:47 AM
To: Albert Vannice
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 300 J
 I'm going to guess that Jeff
Carter will have both of these items on hand for you.

Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Albert Vannice mavche@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello Club members,     I am in
need of a couple of items for my 300 J.  Would anyone
have a fuel filter for the fuel gauge tank unit (part #
1670694)?  Also, the vacuum advance isn't working,
so I also need a vacuum chamber for the distributor (part #
2084868).  It appears from the parts manual that this
vacuum unit will fit any 413 engine.  I am starting to
search the web so any thoughts about whom to contact will be
appreciated.  Thanks in advance,Al


Posted by: "Rich Barber" <c300@xxxxxxx>

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