1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe / 8403110398 Chassis Information

1960 Chrysler 300F photograph

1960 Chrysler 300F photograph

1960 Chrysler 300F photograph

1960 Chrysler 300F1960 Chrysler 300F1960 Chrysler 300F
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 8403110398
Engine # P41-1231
Sold for $236,500 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $440,000 at 2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
Chrysler introduced its first 300 model in 1955. It joined a growing list of impressive two-seat sports cars including the Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Corvette. Rather than directly competing with Ford and Chevrolet, Chrysler decided to go another route and build the fastest stock sedan available on the market. With that, the Chrysler C300 was born. Power was from a 300 horsepower Hemi engine.

The Chrysler 300s were high-performance luxury cars produced in limited numbers from 1955 to 1965. They were known for speed, engineering, and NASCAR victories. They became friends of performance enthusiasts who appreciated their performance, elegance, exclusivity, and styling.

The 1960 Chrysler 300 F models had an aggressive, no-nonsense stance with outward-slanting fins. They came standard with a 375 HP and could be purchased with an optional 400 HP engine. Most 300 Fs were equipped with a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, but no more than nine were given a Pont-A-Mousson four-speed manual gearbox. The 300 F was also the first letter car to feature unibody construction which aided in build quality and gave the car improved rigidity.

The 1960 300 F was available as a hardtop or convertible. Around 964 were hardtops and 248 were convertibles.

This car is one of six that Chrysler engineers set aside. They met in a secret location away from the Chrysler plant and began work on what was called the 'Gran Turismo Project.' They modified the cars to compete on the sands of Daytona Beach in NASCAR's Flying Mile race. The cars were dubbed the 'GT Specials.'

This car is a GT Special and the one that placed first in its class in the Flying Mile race with a record speed of 144.9 mph - a NASCAR record that still stands.

The team modified the 413 CID V8 by installing solid lifters, special piston rings, a high-lift camshaft, and cast-iron headers. They added Carter 3084S carburetors with manual chokes, cast special short-ram manifolds, installed a French-made Pont-A-Mousson four-speed gearbox that was originally destined for the Chrysler-powered Facel Vega, and altered the rear-axle to 2.93.

The car was driven by legendary Daytona Beach driver Gregg Zeigler to race at Daytona Beach. Chrysler mechanic Carl Purse was on hand to help tune the car. The 300 F was then fitted with Goodyear Blue Streak tires to help it before on the sand. All six GT Specials appeared in Daytona Beach, where NASCAR founder Bill France acted as the flag man. The six 300 Fs claimed the top six spots - with Zeigler coming in first.

Zielger drove the car home to Elgin, Illinois, and in 1961 sold it to collector Bob McAtee of nearby Bloomington. The car was kept in a climate-controlled facility and occasionally driven until 2007, when Mr. AcAtee's passing, it was sold to the current owner.

The car is an unrestored, original example that has just 11,000 miles on the odometer. It is finished in black with a tan interior and fitted with many luxurious appointments. There are four contoured seats, and the front seats swivel for easy access. The console, which extends from the instrument panel into the rear seating area, includes a tachometer at the front along with armrests, storage compartments, and power-window controls.

The instrument panel has large half-circle design displays that include a range of gauges in front of the driver, including a 150-mph speedometer. Dashboard lighting creates a soft glow across the panel.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013


2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$325,000 
Sale Price :
$440,000

2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$225,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$236,500

2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Classics at the Trump Taj Mahal

Lot was not sold

2019 2
2018 4
2016 3
2015 1
2014 4
2013 4
2012 2
2011 6
2010 4
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$47,820$58,2402
2018$146,025$291,5004
2016$186,083$440,0003
2015$85,250$85,2501
2014$109,300$143,0004
2013$117,975$236,5004
2012$119,900$170,5002
2011$121,850$214,5006
2010$191,400$437,2504
2009$38,500$38,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Chassis#: 8403129575
Sold for $58,240
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1960 CHRYSLER 300F
Chassis#: 8403141886
Sold for $37,400
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Sold for $83,600
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Sold for $291,500
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1960 CHRYSLER 300F CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 8403134504
Sold for $121,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Sold for $88,000
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe
Sold for $66,550
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe
Sold for $51,700
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1960 Chrysler 300 F GT Special
Chassis#: 8403110398
Sold for $440,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe
Sold for $85,250
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Chassis#: 8403143155
Sold for $143,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1960 Chrysler 300F image  
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Sold for $132,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop Coupe
Sold for $57,200
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F
Sold for $105,000
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 56
 
1960 Chrysler 300F
Sold for $60,500
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Sold for $71,500
  2013 Worldwide - The Houston Classic
 
1960 Chrysler 300 F GT Special
Chassis#: 8403110398
Sold for $236,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
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1960 Chrysler 300 F Hardtop
Chassis#: 8403137720
Sold for $103,400
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Chassis#: 8403156821
Sold for $170,500
  2012 RM Auctions - The John Staluppi Collection
 
1960 Chrysler 300 F
Chassis#: 8403138354
Sold for $69,300
  2012 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Chrysler 300F's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2017 Mecum : Houston$120,000  
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible84031566802016 Worldwide Auctions The Houston Classic $120,000$140,000
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2015 Auctions America California$70,000  
1960 CHRYSLER 300F84031248052014 Mecum Monterey$37,000  
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F 2013 McCormick's Palm Springs # 55$78,000  
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F 2013 McCormick's Palm Springs # 55$78,000  
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F 2013 McCormick's Palm Springs # 55$78,000  
1960 Chrysler 300F Hardtop 2012 Mecum Auctions Kansas City MO$47,500  
1960 Chrysler 300 F Coupe 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$37,500  
1960 Chrysler 300F 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$4,500  
1960 Chrysler 300F 2-Door Hardtop 413/375 HP, Automatic 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$55,000  
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1960 Chrysler 300F84031377202011 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction   
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1960 Chrysler 300 F Flying Mile Special Coupe84031103982011 Worldwide Auctions The Classics at the Trump Taj Mahal   
1960 Chrysler 300F Special 2-Door 2010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$275,000  
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$120,000  
1960 Chrysler 300F 2-Door Hardtop84031269712009 Bonhams Larz Anderson Auto Museum $55,000$65,000
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$120,000$125,000$150,000
1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 2008 Mecum St. Charles, IL Auction$150,000  
1960 Chrysler 300 F Convertible 2003 Houston Classic$71,000  
1960 Chrysler 300 F Convertible 2003 Michigan Spring Classic Car Auction$68,000  
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$62,000  

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