Special thanks goes to Gil Cunningham, George Reihl, and Robert Young of the Chrysler 300 Club International (19 Donegal Court, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104) for their invaluable assistance during the restoration. Some of the required parts needed to perform the flawless body work came from Neil Freeman (rustfree sheet metal) of Whitehall, Montana, and the high quality chrome plating work was done by Paul's Plating in Mars, Pennsylvania.
The interior and top work was handled by the Auto Top Shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, while Gary Schmidt of Wheeler Race Engines (Blaine, Minnesota) did the complete rebuild of the 380hp 392 Hemi 2x4 engine.
Original options of this car (base price $5,603.00) included Power Windows, Heater, Electro-Touch Radio, Shaded Solex Glass, Outside Rearview Mirror, Manual Antenna, Sure-Grip (3.31:1 ratio) Differential, and 30 amp generator.
Ron Johnson's High School dream was to own a Chrysler Letter Car and over three decades later when the opportunity came for him to purchase a solid 67,000-mile 1958 300 D, he jumped at the chance! Today the classic Chrysler is driven several hundred miles per year during the summer and Ron isn't afraid to slam down on the gas pedal and open up both of the WCFB Carter four-barrels and let the muscular Hemi come to life!