Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1955 Chrysler 300


David and Evelyn Broxterman have a “Hall of Fame” of a story behind their impressive ’55 Chrysler 300.

“After spotting your call out in Old Cars, I thought someone there might like to see a photo of my 1955 Chrysler 300. This “Brute” has a storied past:

Originally issued to the manager of the New York Yankees, Casey Stengel, as an “MVP Car” in May of 1955, the car was given to Baseball Hall-of-Famer Enos “Country” Slaughter shortly thereafter as part of a deal to entice him to go the newly formed Kansas City Athletics for a year and train the less experienced outfielders. Enos owned and drove the car for 8 years before selling it to a MoPar collector, Leonard Shultis, of Halcottsville, NY in 1963 for $550. Mr. Shultis stored the car in his 3-story barn; on the second floor, until his death in the 1990’s. His wife and children decided to finally sell the collection and I bought the car in 2003. In 2012, Moebius Models, Inc. used this car as the prototype to produce their 1/25th scale model kit.