With the debut of the high-performance 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition last week, our focus today goes to the original performance offering for the LX architecture: the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8.
The beautiful 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 appeared on the popular online auction site, BringATrailer.com, earlier this weekend. Finished in Silver Steel Metallic (PA4), this 6.1-liter HEMI® V8-powered sports sedan only has 30,373 original miles on the odometer.
The 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8’s 6.1-liter (370 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 delivers 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque. SRT engineers developed the 6.1-liter by adding more displacement, increasing the compression ratio, and redesigning the cylinder head, intake, and exhaust systems for better flow and increased engine speed over the 5.7-liter HEMI.
Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through a 5-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated driver-selectable AutoStick®, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.
All four wheels feature performance brakes from Brembo with four pistons. Up front is 360 x 32 mm vented rotors with 350 x 28 mm vented rotors in the rear.
SRT DNA is evident in the car’s exterior styling. Modified front and rear fascias direct airflow through unique ducts that cool the brakes. In addition, a specially designed rear deck spoiler, while refined in appearance, is also functional-increasing rear downforce by 39% without increasing drag according to old Chrysler brochures.
Other unique touches include body-color front and rear bumper inserts, body-color mirrors, door handles, and unique SRT8 badging.
Inside, the SRT8 offers power-adjustable sport seats up front that are fitted with performance suede inserts (matched in the rear seats) which hold the occupants during spirited driving. Seats are also equipped with heat and memory functions.
Offered in a Light Graystone/Dark Slate color scheme, the 2006 300C SRT8 also featured “technical” leather on the steering wheel, shifter, and door pulls. A special 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer, and temperature gauges were also part of the SRT8 package.
A standard AM/FM stereo radio with a 6-disc CD changer powering a 6-speaker Boston Acoustics speaker system, with steering wheel-mounted controls was also standard. But this car was equipped with the optional 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, and a DVD system with a center console-mounted flip-up screen.
The window sticker shows initial delivery to Snethkamp Chrysler of Redford, Michigan, along with factory colors, standard and optional equipment, and a total price of $47,895 (including destination).
The 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $55,000 (not including $1,595 for destination), proving that the 485 horsepower limited edition sedan is the bargain of the decade.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration history with one owner in Texas. The 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 will be listed until Friday, September 23rd. To see more pictures, and details, or to bid, you can visit BringATrailer.com.