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Chrysler 300

A surprise revival of the 1950s hit, the gangsta-styled 300 was a popular and financial triumph -- before gas prices soared past $4.

With Chrysler in distress again, Cerberus took over the job of keeping the company alive for its 85th birthday in 2010.

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Last updated October 24 2008: 10:21 AM ET
Can Chrysler survive? The frailest of Detroit's automakers has been in private hands for a year. CEO Bob Nardelli badly needs a hit if the company is to endure. More