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OK...I turn 38 this year....not quite old yet but getting there. I enjoy watching "Pimp my ride" on MTV because it's hilarious and facinating at the same time. My point is this: Because of my slightly older age, I like the more conservative stock look with minimal changes vs the younger guys liking for more flashy changes. I truly enjoy the stares I receive driving my 300 but at the same time feel slightly uncomfortable with the attention too. But I like to see all the crazy things you guys come up with for the 300 and find myself at times (to my suprise) thinking about doing some of the changes too-find it kind of addicting to some degree. Back to these pics-not quite to my liking but I sure would enjoy seeing a 300 like these cruising down the highway.
 

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Mojo's in da'house!
Wazzup wit dem kick ass Cs - yaah.
Itz da shizzle.
HOLLA!
 

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I just want to puke (and do a drive-by to who did this)!!!

Those poor cars look like Matchbox or HotWheels cars found in a Happy Meal.
 

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Careful, you're offending all of the right people.
 

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I'm 25 and consider myself young, but I'm starting to regret owning a 300c when I see crap like this. I wish more kids these days would take the time to sit down with old hotrodders and custom car builders and discuss what makes a car 'flow' and what does not. There are certain custom cars in the automotive hobby that will stand the test of automotive design for ages to come, the Hirohata Merc for instance.


These days, it seems everyone is running around customizing their cars to the extreme, but with no ultimate goal in mind, no dream, no vision, no creativity. They see something on the shelf and throw it on their car. Hip Hop stars are the same way, they walk into a shop and say I want this this this and this, with no ryhme or reason except to shock and 'floss' their bling. :rolleyes:

Those cars were painted to emulate a 2-tone Maybach, and they turned out horrid in my opinion. The same thing goes for the bentley emblems people have been talking about. Leave your car what it is, a GREAT looking Chrysler; not a "Poor man's Bentley or Rolls." I've gotten that comment one too many times lately, and its because of this Bentley/Maybach/Rolls emulation trend with the car.

I'd rather be a guy with a badass Chrysler, than a guy with a Poor Man's Bentley. :mad:
 

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I'm 25 and consider myself young, but I'm starting to regret owning a 300c when I see crap like this. I wish more kids these days would take the time to sit down with old hotrodders and custom car builders and discuss what makes a car 'flow' and what does not. There are certain custom cars in the automotive hobby that will stand the test of automotive design for ages to come, the Hirohata Merc for instance.


These days, it seems everyone is running around customizing their cars to the extreme, but with no ultimate goal in mind, no dream, no vision, no creativity. They see something on the shelf and throw it on their car. Hip Hop stars are the same way, they walk into a shop and say I want this this this and this, with no ryhme or reason except to shock and 'floss' their bling. :rolleyes:

Those cars were painted to emulate a 2-tone Maybach, and they turned out horrid in my opinion. The same thing goes for the bentley emblems people have been talking about. Leave your car what it is, a GREAT looking Chrysler; not a "Poor man's Bentley or Rolls." I've gotten that comment one too many times lately, and its because of this Bentley/Maybach/Rolls emulation trend with the car.

I'd rather be a guy with a badass Chrysler, than a guy with a Poor Man's Bentley. :mad:
truer words were never spoken.
 

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It puts the Ugh!! in ugly... IMO

Rogue, you are so on target! I love to hear such insight from a young person like you!!:D

We have been into streetrods for 25 years now, as long as you've been around, and it is definitely the hotrodder/ streetrodder in me that drew me to the 300C. It is an interesting fusion of retro and ultra-modern that has not been seen before AND with rear-wheel drive! I just had to have it. I think it may very well be the streetrod of the future and my grandkids will be fighting for it.

I like to indulge in a few visual and performance mods but I prefer to stay on the conservative side of the "line" and not take away from what attracted me in the first place. That's one reason I decided not to change the grille (for now- never say never); I love how it reminds me of the '57 300C's I used to see when I was a kid.

For 2-tone paint to work I think a much more definitive beltline is important and the Merc you posted is a perfect example, or think about the '56 Chevy with factory 2-tone. BUT.... to each his own!
 

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I think the cars look too "ghetto fabolous" imo. The only cars i've seen two tone paint look good on is the Mercedes Maybach and the Harley Davidson F150. The Harley has the black and sliver which looks amazing. I've seen people trying to pull of similar paint jobs with Escalades and it just doesn't look good.
 

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I forgot to add the pic's of the Magnums.
Yet again...some people just want attention, even if it comes as the result of doing something really stupid and really butt ugly.
 

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I like them....
 

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Would Having A Plain Car Win A Car Show Or Attract More Business? I Think Not!

OK, I am not saying that I love the cars but regardless - what would you do to a car - what else do you do to a Custom car or a modern Hot Rod?

I hear - "I don't like it" but what else do you do to a "Modern Custom" car. Especially, if your business or your hobby is customizing cars? If you can think outside the box you are in - describe how you would customize a 300C or Magnum to be entered into a Car Show or to attract business to your Auto Customizing establishment?

THE ANSWER! - THE SAME DAMN THING! FLASHY PAINT JOBS, BIG AZZ WHEELS AND A BUNCH OF EXCESSIVE IN-CAR-ELECTRONICS!
 

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I also don't get how a 2 toned custom 300C is "Ghetto Fabulous" and this two toned custom Oldie 'Whatchamicallit' is an acceptable work of art! Is it "Suburban Fabulous"?

 

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What I mean is if you add to much "bling" it doesn't make the car look better it makes it look tacky. There has to be a limit to the stuff that you do. If your putting your car in the car show then it makes sense but for a everyday car I think rims, grille and maybe a exhaust would be all I would do for the exterior. You have to give people credit for trying but im not feeling it. The 300C is hot without doing too much to it so you don't need to go overboard and make the car look tacky, thats the way I see it. But I think the Magnum with the grey/orange looks good, for some reason it suits the Magnum better then the 300.
 

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i like the two tone look its different and its unique, when you compare them to all the other lx's
 

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I also don't get how a 2 toned custom 300C is "Ghetto Fabulous" and this two toned custom Oldie 'Whatchamicallit' is an acceptable work of art! Is it "Suburban Fabulous"?
You must have missed my point completely then. The Hirohata Merc is a stunning example of aftermarket custom design. The modifications are so subtle that 95% of the population never notices them. There are more body modifications done to that Merc than anything you would ever find nowadays. Yet it still looks 'right'. Like it came straight from the factory, wait no, BETTER than from the factory.

Isn't that the point of aftermarket modifications to automobiles? To make them look better? While I realize its all opinions and difference in style, often times, modifications are done that take away from the overall design of a vehicle.

24" Wheels for instance are just way to large for any sedan to look "factory". While it may be subjective to opinion, I believe a proper 22" wheel can look factory on the 300c. I teeter on the fence on this issue quite often and am not afraid to admit it.

Here is some evidence.


You cannot contest that the paint job on these 300c's is not Maybach influenced. I for one, have no interest in trying to make my car something it is NOT.

You know exactly what transpired in that custom shop that did those cars. "I wan't it to look just like a Maybach."

Its a Chrysler.

Making your Chrysler try to look like a Bentley with Bentley badges, or a maybach with 2 tone paint schemes is ghetto fabulous in my opinion. Have you ever seen a Standard E Class with an AMG badge? Thats my point.
 

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God Bless America and the people who gave their lives to secure the freedom to be an individual. With that freedom you have the right to paint your house purple to match the color of your kids hair !
The freedom of speech is also covered in that same blood but should be used with some discression and not as a weapon.

Gullwing doors ,Phantom tops,two-tone paint and skinny 4 or 5 spoke wheels on this big body car showing all the brake parts (It's not a Honda ), are not my cup of tea, but if you like it on yours "Do the Damn Thing". For every 5 people who hate your look 10 will praise it.
My 14 yr. old son saw Manny's video and told me how "Tight" my Lava Red would look done that way ??????
To each his own or better yet, in the words of Frank Sinatra
" I Did It My Way "!

By the way, I think the lines chosen on the Magnum ain't bad, but not on my car !
 
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