1961 Chrysler 300G
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Virgil Exner is given credit for performing many of the styling and mechanical improvements of the 300. Near the close of the 1960s, the 300 was given futuristic design cues such as tailfins and a jet-inspired dash. As the 1960s began, the styling became less flamboyant, though still retaining its performance and design cues that had made it popular.
The 300G was equipped with tailfins and eye-catching, tilted headlights. Inside, they were elegantly appointed and filled with luxurious amenities. Underneath the hood was a potent powerplant that carried these large vehicles at a high rate of speed.
This example show has been treated to a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration that was completed in 2002. Following the work, it was shown at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded with a blue ribbon.
The car is finished in black with a tan leather interior. There are swivel seats, power windows, power steering, power brakes, power top, and a spare tire. The original sticker price was just under $6000.
At auction, the car did find a new owner, selling for $198,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2011
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