CHRYSLER 300 CLUB INTERNATIONAL, INC.

300D


1958 300D Overview
Production
619 Coupes
191 Convertibles
Body and Chassis
Body Style
2-Door Hardtop and
2-Door Convertible
Powertrain
Engine
392 cu in 380 V8
Transmission
TorqueFlite 3-Sp Auto
or 3 Speed Manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
126 in
Length
220.2 in
Width
79.6 in
The 1958 model year was to be the last use of the old Fire Power Hemi in the 300. The engine was still 392 cu in (6.4 L), but tuned to 380 hp as standard.
As many as 21 cars were built with fuel injection and delivered 390 hp, but the fuel injection system was troublesome and most cars soon had it replaced with the standard twin-quad carburetor setup.
A 300-D was driven to 156.387 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats that year, and at Daytona, one was driven to an E.T. of 16 seconds with a 94 mph trap speed.

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