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1956 Chrysler 300B Engine Serial #


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I am the second owner of a 1956 300B. The original owner does not believe that the engine has ever been out of the car. The engine serial number in this car is CE566602. I understand that the "C" indicates an Imperial engine and that "3N" indicates an engine for a 300B. The Fire Power engine in the car has dual 4's and a delta wing air cleaner ala 300B. Does anyone know if the "C" engine was used in 300's at anytime in 1956? Is it possible to have an original engine stamped "C" that would include the cam shaft, etc., that one would expect to find in a "3N" engine?


Randy Henry

Bend, Oregon

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Hi Randy

Have you thought of trying Chrysler Historical for any info? If you send them your VIN# they may be able to help. ( There is a charge for this though ). Also have you checked with anyone in either of the Chrysler 300 Clubs ?

www.chrysler300clubinc.com and www.chrysler300club.com They have tech advisors who may be able to answer specifically. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Chrysler Historical can be contacted here:

Lori Dunning

Chrysler Historical Collection

Walter P. Chrysler Museum CIMS 488-00-00

1 Chrysler Drive

Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2778

e-mail: LD89@daimlerchrysler.com

Best Regards,


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Yes the "CE xxxxx" engine is an Imperial engine. All 300B have a 3NE xxx engine but perhaps the engine broke in the '50s and mechanic put an Imperial engine.

As said Ian, best is to contact Chrysler Historical (copy of infos = 40 to 50 $ !)or the Chrysler 300 Club Int. (http://www.chrysler300club.com/) which send the same infos but free for his members !! They have also a helpful mailing list.

Note that i don't know the other club except via Web (i'm a french member..)

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