Throwback Thursday: The Chrysler 300 Hemi C Convertible Concept

Presented here is an old brochure for one of the sweetest American cars of the last 20 years that, sadly, never came to fruition.

In 2000, Chrysler debuted the car at the Detroit Auto Show as a sleek four-seater featuring a 5.7l hemi V8 and 350 hp. It would've been a fine automobile, but for reasons probably better understood by accountants than enthusiasts, it failed to make it to production.

The coolest feature? Easily the tonneau cover in back. With the cover in place, the car was a two-seater, like a Corvette, but you could remove it to access a pair of rear seats should you find yourself schlepping other people around. Which you clearly would since the car was awesome and everyone would have wanted to be your friend.

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. This car intrigues him, since he can't really figure out why it never made it into production with the lines it has.