Specifications

 

Specifications for the 1956 Chrysler 300B

 

 

Color Code
Number of cars
% of total


Cloud White 41  
661   60 % 
Raven Black 01  
263   23.9 % 
Regimental Red 37  
158   14.3 % 
Special order color 99  
10   0.9 % 
Geranium Red 36  
2   0.2 % 
Special order 2 tones *
499   2   0.2 % 
Special order 2 tones **
199   1   0.1 % 
Special order 2 tones ***
299   1   0.1 % 
Mediterranean Blue Poly 06  
1   0.1 % 
Hunter Green Poly 18  
  0.1 % 
Nugget Gold Poly 42  
1   0.1 % 
? lacks code
1 0.1 % 


TOTAL 1102 




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Engine Specifications
Transmission, etc.
Dimensions


V8 FirePower 354 CI 
Bore, stroke: 3.94 x 3.63 in.
Compression ratio: 9.0 / 1 with mechanical lifters
Horsepower: 340 hp at 5200 rpm
Torque: 385 ft.lb at 3400 rpm
2 four bbl Carter WCFB 2314SA front, 2444S rear, or 2445S after Feb 4 1956. Repair kit 1832, gasket kit 282.  Full race camshaft 280 intake, 270 exhaust  60 overlap. Valve size 1.94 intake, 1.75 exhaust.
Dual exhaust standard.
Option: V8 354 CI
Compression : 10.0 /1 
HP: 355 hp at 5200 rpm.
Torque: 405 ft.lb at 3400 rpm.
Exhaust diameter: 3 in.
Automatic Powerflite transmission with 2 speeds, gears selection with push-buttons.
Ratios: Low: 1.72. Drive: 1.00. Reverse: 2.39.
Automatic Torqueflite transmission with 3 speeds, gear selection with push-buttons.
Ratios: 1: 2.45 ; 2: 1.45, Drive: 1.0
 Optional: Manual transmission 3 speeds, column mounted lever: 2.50/1, 1.68/1 , 1.0/1.
Hypoid drive: 3.54 / 1 (option: 3.36 ; 3.73 ; 3.91 4.11; 4.30 ; 4.56; 4.89; 5.38; 5.83 or 6.17
Steering mechanical, power available as an option.
Power brakes, 4 drums of 12-in. diameter. Overall length & width: : 222.7 x 79.1 in.
Wheelbase: 126 in.
Height: 59.4 in.
Tread: Front 60.4 in., rear 59.6 in. 
Weight empty: 4145 lb.
Electrical system: 12 Volt,  Auto Lite battery 12H-70  (S.A.E. type 35M-70) Starter: Auto Lite MDF-6001  Generator: Auto Lite GJC-7002  Voltage Regulator Auto Lite VBE-6001-A

Std. wheels 15 x 5.5 in. (15 x 9.5 optional for  racing), Motor Rim wire wheels optional.
Tires: 8.00 x 15 Goodyear Nylon Blue Streak. Brakes 12.57 x 2.5 x 20 inches, power assisted 
Fuel tank: 20 gallons. Suspension specs: see C300


Factory colors
Options
Production


Raven Black       9000
Regimental Red   70643
Cloud White        8036


Trim : Leather in natural color
Power steering: $ 97
Manual transmission: $ 70
Four-way electric seat 
Power windows, Solex  glass 
Radio Touch Tone or Music Master, Highway HiFi phonograph.
"Instant Heat" gasoline heater ; A/C $ 567
Kelsey Hayes wire wheels
, Custom Conditionaire Heater, self winding steering wheel clock. 
N serial: 3N56 1001 to 3N56 2150.
N engine: 3NE56 1001 to 3NE56 2174

TOTAL Production: 
2 doors H/T: 1102  ( 42 exports). Survivors at 12/98 : 225 cars including 20 parts
cars. Of the 31 manual shifts cars, 10 survive.

 

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