Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
Frank Daly of Seattle drove this 1958 Chrysler 300D with optional chrome wire spoke wheels. Chrysler revived the 300 brand in 2004 as a luxury family car when Chrylser was owned by Daimler-Benz and has continued under the Fiat ownership. Photo by Ken Deibert
Chrysler also produced the high-performance DeSoot Adventurer. In 1956 it was the only hard-top coupe. This 1956 DeSoto is owned by Larry Zappone from Seattle. In 1957 a convertible and four-door sedan were added to the lineup, which ceased production after 1960. Photo by Ken Deibert
THE CHRYSLER 300 CLUB rendezvoused in front of the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery Park April 25. Organized by Roger Selby of Placerville, the spring meet also featured stops in Diamond Springs, Sutter Creek and Nevada. The Chrysler 300 was introduced in 1955 as the first muscle car, with a 300 hp hemi-head V-8 and the first Chrysler 300 arrived in showrooms in 1956. The last year the 300 was produced was 1965, though a 300H was produced in 1970. Photo by Ken Deibert