My name is Nick and I'm from Switzerland. I've got a Chrysler 300 C convertible, 1957. The car has VIN # 3N573243, so it's a very late production car. The speedometer is in km/h, because this car runs in Switzerland since 1957!
A doctor from Zurich bought it and drove the car for about 8 years; the the car went to Sicily, Italy! An italian guy owned the car in the sixties and sold it to an steel merchant back in Switzerland, who drove it as a daily driver, in the winter, in the summer, simply everyday! He did this until about 1983. In 1994 I bought this nice car, I found it in a daily newspaper. I called up and three days later I was the owner of a Chrysler 300C convert! I've been interested in U.S. cars since I was a baby, so I already knew what a pearl I got !
The condition was not bad, but it didn't matter, in 1994 I was 16 years old, and you can't get your driver's license over here until you're eighteen. I had to wait for two long years! During this time I renewed the shock absorbers, the complete electricals, adjusted the carburetors and some other small things. I think these motors are more complicated than a normal big block such as a Chevy 350, or a Ford 239.... but today, the engine runs absolutely great. The car was already very visually nice when I bought it, so I didn't have to do a lot. The rear bumper has bad chrome, but that costs about $3,000 francs (or about $2,000 US) and that's too much at the moment. Leather, top, everything's in #2 to #3 condition.
I'm a real fifites fan, I enjoy this lifestyle very much. My friends and I are crazy about rockabilly music, ducktaild, and nice fancy clothes. Last May we were in Hemsby (UK) at the Rock'n'Roll Weekender where it is like paradise!
. And the Chrysler, also, is like paradise! I love this car very much, driving a Chrysler 300 lettercar means owning a piece of history. I drive very often, in the summer as a daily driver, when the weather's fine. I take it to concerts, and to US car meetings; or I go on holidays with my girlfriend, that's great with the Chrysler! I'm currently studying at the university in Zurich. In a few months, I'll be starting a new rockabilly combo, I sing and play rhythm guitar. My old band split up 'cause we didn't have enough time....
So, you can see I love the life!
What more to tell? Keep on cruisin' !
..........Nick from Switzerland