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1956 Chrysler 300B

Moebius Models 1/25 1956 Chrysler 300B Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2014 Manufacturer Moebius Models
Subject 1956 Chrysler 300B Scale 1/25
Kit Number 1207 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nice kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $29.95

First Look

1956 Chrysler 300B
1956 Chrysler 300B
1956 Chrysler 300B
1956 Chrysler 300B
1956 Chrysler 300B

For some background on the first Chrysler 300 (1955) and a look at Moebius Models' kit of that car, look here. The 1956 300B was very similar to the previous year's model with the exception of distinctive tail fins on the rear fenders. The Chrysler engineers didn't stop there, the engine was also modified from 331 cubic inches in 1955 to 354 cubic inches in 1956. Two versions of that engine were offered that year with the optional 355hp engine becoming the first American car to produce one horsepower per cubic inch.

Moebius Models has followed up their beautiful Chysler 300 kit released over a year ago with the next model year, the 300B. The kit is molded in light gray styrene and presented on 12 parts trees plus separate body, floor, and chassis frame. Four of the gray trees are chrome plated and one addition tree of clear parts and a set of tampo-printed whitewall tires round out the kit.

Among the features and options:

  • Nicely detailed 354 cu in V-8 engine
  • Equally detailed engine bay
  • Choice of wire wheel or hub capped wheels
  • Detailed interior
  • Detailed chassis, drivetrain and suspension
  • Positionable hood

The kit is a straightforward build that will look nice as provided in a period stock configuration or you can turn it into a restored stock or resto-mod 300B. Whatever your imagination can conjure, this kit can help you get there.

The instructions are very nicely done with great paining directions including corresponding Testors paints.

If you're looking for something different and still Hemi-powered muscle, here's a great classic that you won't find anywhere else on the shelf!

My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!