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1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

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1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Sold at a price of $255,000

(Est.) 220hp, 331 cu. in. overhead valve Chrysler "FirePower" V8 engine with hemispherical combustion chambers, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with coil springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 107"

The very fine example offered here is one of the estimated nine Cabriolet variants originally produced, and it currently shows just over 61,100 miles. It was acquired by the current owner in 2001 and is believed to be an original, unrestored car. While this cannot be verified conclusively at the present time, this C-3 is certainly beautifully maintained and correct in its overall presentation. Featuring an eye-catching orange body finish contrasted by dashing black side panels, the C-3 is further complemented by beautiful brightwork as well as chrome-plated bumper guards, a set of steel wheels with full bright wheel covers and period correct whitewall tires. The interior is trimmed in beautiful tan leather hides, with matching carpeting, and is fitted with a three-spoke woodgrain steering wheel as well as a pushbutton-operated AM radio.

This C-3 is capable of staggering performance even by today's standards, thanks to its Chrysler "FirePower" engine, fitted with a single carburetor and a high-rise intake manifold. Clothed in gorgeous Cabriolet bodywork designed by Michelotti and executed by Vignale, it remains visually breathtaking to this day. The offering of this car is a truly rare opportunity to acquire an automotive icon with a fascinating lineage, born of the competitive spirit of one of America's greatest sportsmen.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $255,000
Lot #252

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1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet

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