29. Chrysler C-300
The fastest, most powerful American production model for 1955 was the mighty Chrysler C-300. This was the start of a 10-year production run of Chrysler’s famous “Letter cars.” It was a series of fast, expensive coupes and convertibles with power, comfort, and luxury.
The first car in that glorious lineup was the ‘55 C-300. The car got its name for the 331 V8 Hemi engine they equipped with 8.5:1 compression. It also got a race camshaft and twin four-barrel carburetors to produce 300 HP, a magical figure for the mid-’50s.