I call it Celebration of the Times. Chrysler called it - The Forward Look. Whatever you choose to call this beauty it would be considered a survivor. With its numbers matching 331cid wedge ,valve-in-head, polyspherical V-8 engine. It has glitz, it has style, it had finesse and it will go. This engine is mated to the famous push button Powerflite Automatic Transmission. Power is transferred to a strong 3.73:1 gear out back. Where do I start with colors? Let us start at the top with a beautiful enamel Hunter Green over a Cloud White and finish off those large tails and lower body panels with a nice coat of Turquoise. This 4100-pound Chrysler sits on a set of Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Exhaust is exited through a large dual exhaust system. Creature comforts include power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio and CD player in the glove box, under dash lighting, carpeting, clock, trip odometer, chrome plated outdoor rear view mirror, floor mats, front and rear bumper guards, fresh wide white wall tires and a push button transmission. Chrysler would call this package; The power of leadership is yours in a Chrysler.
A popular television commercial of the day compared this design to the F-86 Sabre fighter plane with its advanced swept wing design. The Korean War was over and this was highly recognized by the general public as a direct success to the war, hence the slogan The Forward Look. Apparently the public agreed because sales went to 2nd place in the luxury car market in 1956. When you are walking around this baby look at the die cast chrome plated Sabre jet on the hood. This code #C71 motor was called the 331wedge polyspherical design. The engineers for this engine were Willem Wertman and Pete Hagenbuch. The combustion chambers were polyspherical and that reduced detonation and pre-ignition, which was catastrophic. Fuel burned clean and completely. To carry this weight is a pair of independent coil springs in front and longitudinal leaf springs out back supported on a heavy frame.
So this car will be dependable and safe on today's roads, in 1956, Chrysler introduced a 12-volt electrical system, Solex safety glass, large 12-inch drum brakes, padded dash board and they relocated the push button transmission buttons from the center of the steering wheel to the left side of the instrument panel. This beauty features 2-tone seat covers and has only had 4 owners in its lifetime. The original owner's manual also comes with the car.
This was the car that one took to the country club, the golf course on a Saturday morning, or in a reserved parking lot at a medical clinic of the day. This is a head turner. One other commercial that Chrysler pushed was The Million Dollar Look. Although times were good and production lines were full, this particular body style is rare. Only 12% of the total production came down the assembly line with this body style. Very rare. Please consider this piece of fifties history. You will not be disappointed.
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