Name That Grille



July 17, 2012

Thank you to everyone who commented on the grille photo on the HVA website and the HVA's Facebook page.

The grille in the photo belongs to a 1955 Chrsyler 300.

Virgil Exner is known for his “Forward Look” design on the 1955-1963 Chrysler products. He is responsible for the Chrysler letter car’s egg-crate grille and four headlights that lead back to huge fins and cathedral window taillights. The 1955 Chrysler 300 hardtop was the first real muscle car and had 300 horsepower. The company sold 1,725 of them and at that time Chrysler dominated NASCAR.  

And the winner of the contest – Herb Kaiser from Bloomfield, MI!

For guessing correctly Herb Kaiser will receive a free HVA ballcap. 

Below is a photo of Herb Kaiser and his 1965 Volvo.

Herb Kaiser - 1965 Volvo

 

Comments

  1. Glenn Martin California

    The grill picture is a Desoto of the fifty's

  2. bob ford stafford,va.

    I think it's an Edsal

  3. Wayne Graefen Kerrville, Texas

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  4. J D Martin MI

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  5. Wayne Pursh Pittsburgh PA

    Chrysler 300 1956

  6. Jim Tobin Little Falls, NJ

    Chrysler DeSoto

  7. Wayne Graefen Kerrville, Texas

    1955 Chrysler C300

  8. Jim Kochmann Denver, CO

    1953 Chrysler

  9. Pat Wisconsin

    1955 Chrysler 300

  10. Mark Johnston Hampa Idaho

    1955 or 1956 Chrysler 300 grille

  11. john nichols indianapolis

    it is a Rambler

  12. Clint James Palm Springs, CA

    1955 Chrysler C-300

  13. Dean Champine Wausau, WI.

    This grill belongs to a 1955-1956 Chrysler "300"

  14. Matt Collins Boxford MA 01921

    1955 Chrysler C300

  15. Dean Champine Wausau, WI.

    This grill belongs to a 1955-1956 Chrysler "300"

  16. scott wede Scottsdale,AZ

    chrysler 300

  17. donald kelly 5514 deacon st hamburg ny

    55 Chrysler

  18. Glenn Glass Janesville Wisconsin

    I believe that is the grill of a Chrysler New Yorker

  19. donald kelly 5514 deacon st hamburg ny

    55 Chrysler yqm5v

  20. Chris Bayley Seattle

    1955 Chrysler 300 C

  21. Fred Flushing, NY

    Grill from a 1955 Chrysler C-300

  22. Roger Parent Massachusetts

    Dodge Coronet, 56 or 57?

  23. Gregory Froom Raleigh, NC

    1955 Chrysler 300

  24. Frank Gossy Lakeland Fl

    Chrysler 300

  25. Mike Jarvie California

    1955 Chrysler 300

  26. Frank Gossy Lakeland Fl

    Chrysler 300

  27. Jerry Patrick Stanwood, Washington

    The grill is a Chrysler 1955 300.

  28. Tom Moore United States

    Grille is of a 55 chrysler 300c

  29. jerrry price 13707 carriage walk lane houston tx.77077

    Chrysler 300

  30. JD Whitmire Kannapolis, NC

    Chrysler 300

  31. JD Whitmire Kannapolis, NC

    Chrysler 300

  32. JD Whitmire Kannapolis, NC

    Chrysler 300

  33. Dennis uohy westfield NJ 07090

    Chysler

  34. Richard Florida

    Rambler

  35. arthur harris clearwater,fl

    It's a 1955 Chrysler 300 c

  36. lane morrison fairfield, CA

    1956 Chrysler 300

  37. lane morrison fairfield, CA

    1956 Chrysler 300

  38. greg depuydt home

    57 chrysler

  39. Peter Voris Las Cruces, NM

    Chrysler New Yorker

  40. Alex Devereux Bartlett, IL

    1955 Chrysler 300 "grill"

  41. John Brindley Austin Texas

    Chrysler 300

  42. Mike Gavin San Jose, CA

    It's a 1955 Chrysler C-300 Grille

  43. John Black Saint Louis

    Dodge 300M

  44. Wayne Home in NJ

    Name that grill question - Answer 1955 Chrysler 300

  45. TOMMY CROSSWHITE ESTANCIA NEW MEXICO

    THE GRILLE IS A 1955-56 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL.

  46. John Michigan

    I think it is an American Motors Nash Rambler :-)

  47. Dan Anderson Lake Zurich, IL

    1955 Chrysler Grill

  48. Dave Roland Mars, PA

    Looks like a 1955 Chrysler grille

  49. Fred Bonadonna Mount Morris NY

    55 Chrysler 300

  50. Mike Gavin San Jose, CA

    It's a 1955 Chrysler C-300 Grille - I did not receive an acknowledgment that my guess/answer was received so I'm trying again.

  51. Scott Bamford Richmond, VA

    1955 Chrysler C-300

  52. Drew Williams Green Bay, WI

    '56 Chrysler 300

  53. Denton Smith Monroe, GA

    Chrysler 300B 1056

  54. Stan Ottenbacher Phoenix, AZ

    Grill is from a 1955 Chrysler 300-B

  55. Dave Roland Mars, PA

    Looks like a 1955 Chrysler grille

  56. Andrew Reid Richmond, Virginia

    This is a 1956 Chrysler 300B grille. This front end is very similar to my father’s 1956 Imperial. Thank you, great memories Andrew Reid

  57. Bruce Loos Roanoke, Indiana

    The car is a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  58. Tom Peters Jacksonville, FL

    1955 Chrysler 300

  59. mike sherman Bellmore, New York

    Chrysler Imperial

  60. Gillette Alvin NC

    1955 Chrysler 300

  61. Terry R. Gonser Rochester, MI 48306

    The grill is a 1955/56 Chrysler 300. The two years were identical in the grill area.

  62. Terry R. Gonser Rochester, MI 48306

    The grill is a 1955/56 Chrysler 300. The two years were identical in the grill area.

  63. Alec MacLeod 2816 Inlet Shore Drive, Fort Mill. SC 29708

    1955 Chrysler 300

  64. Al Nosbusch Wisconsin

    Chrysler 300

  65. Mike New York

    It's a 1955 imperial

  66. Mike New York

    It's a 1955 imperial

  67. Jeff Myers Pittsburgh, PA

    Nash Rambler. LIkely a 1953 - 1955 era. At first it looked like a Metropolitan with the lights and the bumber guard, but the Metropolitan grills are flat and not deep as the one in the picture.

  68. John Gagne Mahtomedi Mn

    1955 Chryler Winsor

  69. David Haxton Seattle Washington

    1956 Chrysler 300

  70. Ron Anderson Tulsa, OK

    the grille is a 1956 Chrysler 300

  71. tom dickman cary,nc

    1955 chrysler 300

  72. tom dickman cary,nc

    1955 chrysler 300

  73. tom dickman cary,nc

    1955 chrysler 300

  74. tom dickman cary,nc

    1955 chrysler 300

  75. JIm Vanderleeuw Texas

    Chrysler 300

  76. tom dickman cary,nc

    1955 chrysler 300

  77. doug sedon maryland

    1955/56 chrysler 300b

  78. Scott Windle Upper Dublin, PA

    1955 Chrysler C-300

  79. Scott Windle Upper Dublin, PA

    1955 Chrysler C-300

  80. Richard Hirsch Austin Texas

    1955 Chrysler C300

  81. Alan Brandon Seattle, WA

    Nash, Rambler

  82. Frank Stephens Stockbridge, Georgia

    The grille looks to be from a 1955-1957 Chevrolet pickup.

  83. andy dietzel norfolk, va

    1955 chrysler 300

  84. Dancho Mississauga, ON. Canada

    The grill belongs to a m1955 Chrysler 300

  85. Don Asbee Hartsburg MO

    This looks like a 1956 Chrysler Imperial.

  86. william mckown wheeling wv

    chrylser 300

  87. John Cargill Hanover Park Illinois

    1955 Imperial.

  88. JAMES S. SMITH CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

    1955 CHRYSLER 300

  89. Ron Domkowski N/W Chicago

    Chrysler Imperial Grill

  90. Mike Accardi Dogtown, Mo.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  91. Ron Domkowski N/W Chicago

    Chrysler Imperial Grill

  92. Mike Accardi Dogtown, Mo.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  93. Mike Accardi Dogtown, Mo.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  94. Matt Kemp Indianapolis

    It's a 1955/56 Chrysler 300

  95. Terry Bryan United States

    1955 Chrysler 300

  96. Dan Meyers Pittsburgh, Pa.

    1956 DeSoto

  97. Dennis Navarro Kelseyville, CA

    Looks like a 1955 Chrysler 300 grille to me.

  98. Mike Accardi Dogtown, Mo.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  99. Scott Regel Woodbridge, VA

    1955 Chrysler 300

  100. P.W.Lint NC

    1955 Chrysler

  101. Mike Accardi Dogtown, Mo.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  102. P.W.Lint NC

    1955 Chrysler

  103. Randy Zimmermann Duluth, MN

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  104. Randy Zimmermann Duluth, MN

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  105. Steve Lynnwood, Wa

    1955 Chrysler 300

  106. Vince 90505

    1955 Chrysler

  107. D. Dean Suhr Tucson, Arizona

    1956 Chrysler 300

  108. Brian Pasadena, CA

    This is a 1956 Chysler 300 B. The push nodes on the bumper are a dead give-away.

  109. Brian Pasadena, CA

    This is a 1956 Chysler 300 B. The push nodes on the bumper are a dead give-away.

  110. Tom O'Connor Merced,CA

    It's a 1955 Imperial. Also used on the 1955 Chrysler 300.

  111. John Cooley Hartford VT

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  112. John Cooley Hartford VT

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  113. jack B KC

    1955 Chrysler C-300 sport coupe in platinum with tan leather interior. The '56 300 had painted headlight rims, the Imperial in 55-56 had different park lights. The Windsor and New Yorker had different grilles and all '55 300's had tan leather :-)

  114. Garry Weatherly Wa.

    This is the grill of a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  115. Leigh Bloomfield Hills, MI

    1957 De Soto

  116. Brian aka eauctioneer Sunny California

    The grill in this picture is from John Lazenby's 1956 Chrysler 300 B to be exact. 1102 were produced in 56. Only a few are still exsist

  117. Brian aka eauctioneer Sunny California

    The grill in this picture is from John Lazenby's 1956 Chrysler 300 B to be exact. 1102 were produced in 56. Only a few are still exsist

  118. Robert Brown Battle Creek Mi.

    The grill shown is of a 1955 Chrysler C-300

  119. Win Smith Woodville, NY

    Mercedes-Benz 200

  120. PAUL C. MEADE ST.CLAIR SHORES, MICHIGAN

    1955 CHRYSLER 300

  121. John McLellan Hartford, MI

    1955 Chrysler C300

  122. dennis palm harbor,fl.

    1956 chrysler imperial station wagon

  123. Tom Stevens Lapeer, Mi.

    1956 Chrysler 300

  124. Duane Buchanan Livermore Colorado

    looks like a 1955 Chrysler 300

  125. Ron Hunter SC

    1955 Chrysler

  126. LarryMcdevitt tacoma,wn.

    1955 chrysler 300 series

  127. David Kipley Acme, MI

    Chrysler 300

  128. Ray Koziol NJ

    The car pictured is a 1955 Chrysler 300

  129. Gordon Jacksonville Illinois

    1956 Chrysler 300 B

  130. Larry Lammott Vermont

    1955 Chrysler 300

  131. John V VA

    55/56 Chrysler 300

  132. Steve S Phoenix, AZ

    1955 Chrysler 300

  133. James Yates Sedan,Kansas

    grill is 1955-1956 Chrysler 300

  134. Bill Hartley Grand Prairie, TX

    1955 Chrysler 300 (no letter designation)

  135. Adam Q. Frase Erie, PA

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  136. John Hamilton Waxahachie, Texas

    1956 Chrysler 300B.

  137. jorge nunez United States

    1956 chrysler 300b

  138. Adam Q. Frase Erie, PA

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  139. Steph B Minor Hill, TN

    1956 Chrysler 300

  140. Armando Vela Taylor, MI

    That's a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  141. Dave Doyle Lynn, MA

    1955 Chrysler C300

  142. Armando Vela Taylor, MI

    That's a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  143. Dave Doyle Lynn, MA

    1955 Chrysler C300

  144. John Carey San Jose Ca

    Chrysler 300 S

  145. Ron Wanck Sayre,PA

    My guess is 1955 Chrysler 300

  146. Tom Burniston Erie, PA

    Name that Grill: The grill is for a 1955 Chrysler C300

  147. mike finn montana

    looks like a Desoto to me

  148. mike finn montana

    looks like a Desoto to me

  149. mike finn montana

    looks like a Desoto to me

  150. Ron D Minnesota

    1956 Chrysler 300-B grill

  151. frank touchton newark de

    1955 Chrysler 300

  152. Mary S Central NJ

    Has to be a 1955 Chrysler 300 because of the chrome headlight rims.

  153. Dave P Phila. PA

    1956 Chrysler 300

  154. Harvey S Canton, MI

    1955 Chrysler 300

  155. Harvey S Canton, MI

    1955 Chrysler 300 or also known as the C-300

  156. richard vanderhave georgia

    edsel

  157. Tom J Pittstown, NY

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  158. Jim P South Lyon, MI

    1955 Chrysler 300

  159. Tom Joy Pittstown, NY

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  160. Jack Weiszer Portage, Michigan

    1955 Chrysler 300.

  161. Jim Garfield RI

    '56 Chrysler 300 B

  162. Ken Swint Michigan

    1955 Chrysler C-300

  163. lnlinnel@gmail.com Granger, IN

    It is either a '55 or '56 Chrysler 300 or Imperial.

  164. Dennis Vieira Auburn, New Hampshire

    This grille is a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  165. KELLEY O'SULLIVAN STOCKTON CA.

    THE GRILLE IN QUESTION BELONGS TO A 1956 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER

  166. calvin deemer Alabama

    1955 chrysler 300

  167. bill gorelick colorado

    It's a 1955 Chrysler 300C

  168. Max Brand Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101

    It's a 50's Chrysler Imperial

  169. Peter Bradley United States

    It is a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  170. Matthew Hillsboro, OR

    1955 Chrysler 300

  171. Mike Gallaher W. Jordan Utah.

    Like everybody else, it is a 55 chrysler 300

  172. R L ROBERTS Canby, Or

    1955 Chrysler C300.

  173. Jack Thompson Albuquerque, NM

    '57 Chrysler 300

  174. Jack Thompson Albuquerque, NM

    '57 Chrysler 300

  175. Gary Roorda Mesa, AZ

    1956 Chrysler 300

  176. Pat Jacobs Washington

    Clearly either a '55 or '56 Chrysler 300, but appears to be a '55 300C

  177. Ted Nestell Saginaw, Michigan

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  178. Jack Brown 607 Arbor Drive Carterville, IL

    1956 DeSoto

  179. Jack Brown 607 Arbor Drive Carterville, IL

    1956 DeSoto

  180. Jack Brown Carterville, IL

    1956 DeSoto

  181. Jack Brown Carterville, IL

    1956 DeSoto

  182. Mike S Austin, TX

    55 or 56 Chrysler 300

  183. Knight Alexander Marblehead MA

    Nash Ambassador early 50's

  184. Clement Trusty Maryland

    1949 Nash Ambassador, too small tobe the Chrysler

  185. Bob L San Jose Ca 95112

    56 chrysler 300

  186. Tom K New York

    1955 Nash Rambler Country Club

  187. BrentF Toronto

    '56 Chrysler 300B, as featured on BAT today: http://bringatrailer.com/2012/07/16/former-californian-1956-chrysler-300b/

  188. Tom K New York

    1955 Nash Rambler Country Club

  189. Bob Ricewasser Monrovia, CA

    55 Chrysler C300.

  190. Tom Keehan upstate New York

    1955 Chrysler 300C

  191. Mike Otte Gurnee, IL

    1956 Chrysler 300b

  192. Melvin Denton Trenton, MI

    I believe the pictured grille is from a Chrysler 300 1955-56 vintage.

  193. Mike Otte Gurnee, IL

    1956 Chrysler 300b

  194. Mike Otte Gurnee, IL

    1956 Chrysler 300b

  195. Bradley Florida

    1955 Chrysler C-300 because of the way the headlight trim rings are different from 1956 300 B

  196. tom ohara san diego ca

    chrysler 300 56

  197. Ernie Fessler San Ramon,CA

    It is a 1955 Chrysler. The same grill for All Chryslers,including the 300 and the 300B

  198. Larry Haddock atlanta, GA

    1956 Chrysler New Yorker

  199. roger morrison salina ks

    1955 Chrysler C300.

  200. Jenn Milwaukee

    Studebaker Lark

  201. Mike T. Myrtle Beach, SC

    1955 Imperial

  202. Gary Wadsworth OH

    1955 Chrysler 300

  203. Gary Mix Barrie Ontario

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  204. Robert Houston, Tx

    56 Chrysler 300 or an Imperial

  205. Brian W NY

    I say it's a Chrysler 300 grill

  206. Harvey M St Clair, MI

    I believe it's a 1950 Nash Ambassador

  207. tom wozab greenbank, wa

    1955 chrysler 300

  208. Chris Campbell Traverse City, MI

    1955 Chrysler

  209. Robert F. Tucson Arizona

    1955 Chrysler 300

  210. Raymond Purnell Yeadon,Pa

    1956 chrysler 300B

  211. Tom Escover Cali

    1955 Chrysler 300

  212. bill ebbitt Garden City, Mi

    1956 Chrysler

  213. JIM PHILADELPHIA

    1958 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL

  214. Michael Viggiano NJ

    1955 Chrysler 300

  215. Herb Terrill Anacortes , Wa.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  216. Tom L ny

    Chrysler 300

  217. Frank Orr Michigan

    I think the grille is from a 1959 Chrysler Imperial.

  218. Duke Grant Orting, Washington

    It's a '55 Chrysler 300, The Imperial Park Light was fancier, the '56 Chrysler 300 only had chrome on the leading edge of the headlight bezel. This is a 1955 Chrysler C300

  219. Duke Grant Orting, Washington

    It's a '55 Chrysler 300, The Imperial Park Light was fancier, the '56 Chrysler 300 only had chrome on the leading edge of the headlight bezel. This is a 1955 Chrysler C300

  220. joe richmond Muskegon, MI

    1956 Chrysler Imperial

  221. Jim Larson Waterford Mi.

    Chrysler 300 either a 1955 or 1956 300-B

  222. Tom Mitchell Sterling Heights, MI

    No doubt this is a 1955 Chrysler C300.

  223. Tim M Houston Texas

    1956 Chrysler 300 C

  224. Howard Payne Northville Mi.

    The grille is that of a 1955 Chrysler 300.

  225. Bill Cooper West Chester, PA

    55/56 Chrysler 300-I washed my father's black one many times!

  226. Bill Cooper West Chester, PA

    55/56 Chrysler 300-I washed my father's black one many times!

  227. Bill Cooper West Chester, PA

    55/56 Chrysler 300-I washed my father's black one many times!

  228. Ron Long Woodbury, MN

    1955 Chrysler 300

  229. Franklin Gage Greenbelt, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  230. Jeff Roessler San Clemente, CA

    Chrysler 300

  231. B Albany, OR

    1956 Chrysler 300

  232. JP Bonat Myrtle Beach

    55/56 Chrysler 300

  233. Nolan Pahud Santa Rosa, CA

    It's a 1956 Chrysler 300B

  234. Roy Ouchida Redmond Or

    The eggcrate grill is an early 1955 Chysler C-300. It is an early version because the headlight bezel is chrome. Cars produced later that same year were painted body color.

  235. Ted F. Staten Island, N.Y.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  236. Bill Girimonti Long Island, N.Y.

    1955 Chrysler C300

  237. Tom S Chapin SC

    A mid 50s Chrysler 300

  238. Kathleen Peterson Gig Harbor, WA

    1955 Chrysler 300

  239. Bill B Lynnwood, Wa

    1955 Chrysler 300

  240. stephen messina BALTO. MD.

    looks like a '55 chevy pick-up to me

  241. John Peterson CT.

    56 Chrysler

  242. Ted Staten Island

    1955 Chrysler 300

  243. Gordon B Ohio

    1955 Chrysler 300

  244. mike sears st charles mo

    chrsler 300

  245. william robie port richey,fl.

    1956 chrysler

  246. Frank Martauz Canfield Ohio

    Chrysler 300 1955

  247. william harrelson wallburg

    1956 chrysler 300

  248. william harrelson wallburg

    1956 chrysler 300

  249. Peter Salomon Laguna Beach, CA

    1957 Imperial

  250. Paul laflamme Springfield, Vt.

    1955 or 1956 Chrysler 300

  251. John Cinelli Lost River, WV

    1956 Chrysler 300 Series 300-B

  252. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  253. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  254. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  255. Bill Daughtry Union, NJ

    '55 or '56 Imperial

  256. richard cornell zanesville ohio

    1955 chysler imperial

  257. TL EDWARDS AURORA, CO.

    '55 ,'56 Chrysler Imperial

  258. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  259. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  260. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  261. Kenn Garrison Potomac, MD

    1955 Chrysler 300

  262. Clif Stone Woodhaven, Michigan

    1955 Chrysler 300 C

  263. Ed Weisenauer Markle IN

    1956 Chrisler 300

  264. Jim Grissom Mission Viejo, ca

    1955 Chrysler 300 grill. The head light trim gives it away. The grill on the 1956 300 B is the same but the headlight trim is not all chrome.

  265. Cecil Polan Gerrardstown, WV

    1950 Nash

  266. Dwight Bartlett Bellbrook Oh

    The grille belons to a 55 Chrysler C300, just like Dad's.

  267. robert st jean arlington WA

    55-56 Chev

  268. Jim Boerne TX

    1955 Chrysler 300c

  269. Jim Boerne TX

    1955 Chrysler 300c

  270. Todd Harrington United States

    1955 Rambler