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1957 Chrysler 300C
With "Forward Look" styling by Virgil Exner and a HEMI V-8 capable of 390 hp, the 1957 version of Chrysler's 300 series was dubbed "the beautiful brute" by automotive journalists. The dramatically lowered "Forward Look" cars inspired car designers around the world.

Source: Walter P. Chrysler Museum

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