Final Chrysler 300C Rolls Off Production Line

The vehicle was first introduced in 1955 and relaunched in 2005.

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The last Chrysler 300C rolled off the line at the Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant, with Brampton team members gathered to commemorate final production of the HEMI-powered vehicle — a Velvet Red 2023 Chrysler 300C.Production of the 2023 Chrysler 300 will come to an end no later than December 31, 2023.

The 6.4L HEMI-powered 2023 Chrysler 300C, first announced at the 2022 North American International Auto Show, pays tribute to the nearly 70-year legacy of the Chrysler 300, as well as the Chrysler 300C’s crucial role in the 300 lineup as one of the seminal muscle cars. Reservations for the special-edition 2023 Chrysler 300C were fulfilled in just 12 hours after the 2022 vehicle reveal, with a limited-production run of only 2,000 units offered in the U.S. and 200 available in Canada.

The vehicle was first introduced in 1955 and relaunched in 2005. The Chrysler 300C arrived in 1957 marking a milestone for the 300 line, powered by a standard-equipment 392-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower HEMI engine. The re-introduction of the Chrysler 300 in 2005 also featured the rebirth of the 300C model and marked the return of the HEMI engine to the Chrysler brand after 50 years, in the form of a 5.7-liter, 340 horsepower HEMI. The 2011 Chrysler 300C upped output to 363 horsepower, and the 2023 Chrysler 300C — returning to the 300 lineup after a two-year hiatus — honors the powerful legacy of its forbears by delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, a quarter-mile mark of 12.4 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph.

Highlights of the nearly 70-year run of the Chrysler 300 include:

  • 1950s
    • In 1955, the Chrysler 300 is introduced. The hardtop contains a 300-horsepower HEMI V-8 with solid valve lifters and dual four-barrel carburetors, the most powerful full-size car in the world; the new Chrysler 300 dominates NASCAR
    • 1957 Chrysler brand standard-bearer, the 300C, is equipped with a standard 392-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower HEMI
    • Chrysler 300D sets a Bonneville land speed record in 1958 at 156.387 mph
    • Chrysler 300E arrives in 1959
  • 1960s
    • Chrysler 300F, 300G and 300H debut in 1960, 1961 and 1962, respectively
    • Chrysler brand continues to produce “style and speed” with the 300J
    • 300K debuts in 1964
    • Chrysler issues last of its 300 letter series cars, the 300L, in 1965; production of the non-letter series 300S continues
  • 1990s
    • 300 nameplate returns to the Chrysler lineup in 1999 with introduction of the 300M, which is named MotorTrend’s Car of the Year in 1999
  • 2000s
    • Introduction of 2005 Chrysler 300 series marks a return to rear-wheel drive and includes the 5.7-liter HEMI-powered 300C model with 340 horsepower; new 300 is named Car of the Year by MotorTrend
    • Adding even more performance, 425-horsepower Chrysler 300C SRT8 features a 6.1-liter HEMI engine and is capable of 0 to 60 mph times in the low five-second range
    • Additional 300 models within the 2005 to 2010 model-year span include all-wheel-drive versions, the “blacked out” 300S, the 300C and 300C SRT8 Touring models (outside of North America)
  • 2010s
    • 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT features a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Chrysler debuts the new Chrysler 300 in 2015, taking the nameplate’s bold style and sophistication to new levels
  • 2020s
    • 2023 Chrysler 300C, powered by the 485-horsepower 6.4L HEMI engine, pays tribute to the Chrysler 300 and the end of an era — Chrysler 300 production will end following the 2023 model year
    • Final HEMI-powered Chrysler 300C rolls of the production line at Brampton Assembly Plant on December 8, 2023
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