1961 Chrysler 300G ConvertibleSOLD

1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible

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To be offered at auction at RM Sotheby's Motor City event, July 25, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/.

Chassis No.
8413197153

Estimate:
$110,000 - $130,000

375 bhp, 413 cu. in. wedge OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126 in.


The final Letter Car of the Forward Look era
One of only 337 convertibles built
A beautiful restoration with subtle custom touches

The seventh edition of the series, the 300G of 1961, marked the final expression of Virgil Exner's Forward Look and continued to represent perhaps the ultimate American automotive statement of the era. Stylistic revisions for 1961 included canted headlamps and a revised rear-end treatment. According to a test by Car Life, the 375-brake horsepower, 413-cubic inch wedge-head V-8 offered ample performance with its tuned dual cross ram intake, propelling the 4,200-pound 300G from rest to 60 mph in just over eight seconds. For 1961, there were 337 300G convertibles built, with only 124 believed to be remaining.

This spectacular example has benefitted from a very high-quality cosmetic restoration and is finished in Mardi Gras Red. The lovely exterior finish is complemented by a pure-white leather interior, which is incredibly soft, sumptuous, and upholstered in the stock style, with a contrasting black dash. Even the trunk is lined in the same matching white color.

Examination under the hood reveals additional chrome, including the cross ram intake, hood latch, valve covers, alternator, and various ancillary brackets. The overall appearance of this 300G convertible is completed by a tan canvas top with a matching boot, as well as the correct—and striking—Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with wide whitewall tires. The car was restored while part of a prominent Florida collection, and the restoration can be confidently characterized as a no-expense-spared quest to achieve perfection. The present owner has commissioned a recently completed major mechanical service so that the car now runs and drives as good as it looks.

This is a superb example of a highly prized Letter Car that is spectacular in form, performance, and presentation.

Reference Number 363534

as of 7/30/2015

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Car 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible
VIN 8413197153 
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