1961 Chrysler 300G 2/door Sport Hard Top "National Award Winner/Spectacular"
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: 300 Series
- SubModel: 300G
- Type: 2 door Hardtop Sport Coupe
- Trim: 300G
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 100
- VIN: 8413160191
- Color: Mardi Gras Red
- Engine size: Original 413 CID V-8 with Ram Induction
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 3 Speed push-button Automatic Torque/Flite
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: 4 Bucket seats, front seats swivel out for entry, AM push button Golden Tone Radio, F & R speakers, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Chrysler 300 Series 300G1961 Chrysler 300G 2/dr Spt Hard Top "National Award Winner/Spectacular Restoration"
Out of 1280 Hardtops made, Only 340 left-One of the very Best in the world!
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Exterior Color: Mardi Gras Red (Factory Code PP1.....71203)
Interior: Tan Leather
Engine: Original 413 CID V-8 with Ram Induction/Dual Carter 4bbl Carburetors (professionally Rebuilt)
Horsepower: Factory rated a a very conservative 375 Horsepower
Torque: 495 Ft. Lbs @ 2800 rpm's.
Rear Axle: 3:23 sure grip
Transmission: Three Speed Automatic Push Button Torqueflite (Professionally Rebuilt)
Mileage: Exemp, just a couple 1000 miles since engine & drive line were restored
Since the High dollar Cosmetic, mechanical and electrical restoration, less than 100 miles.
PAPERWORK: Included are from the Chrysler FCA Historical Services is a letter documenting the authenticity
of this car anda copy of the Factory Build Record Certificate.Also lots of paperwork about the 1961 Chrysler 300G
Letter cars from Chrysler FCA Historical Services and News Letter from the Chrysler 300 Letter Club International.
Also a Hemming's Classic Car Magazine featuring the 1961 Chrysler 300G Sport Coupe, an ad from 1961 on the 300G
showing the 300G "flying" along the Beach in Daytona, Florida where it set the flying mile record in the Fall of 1960
and an ORIGINAL Chrysler 300G Service Bulletin from October 1, 1960 on the 1961 300G.
A calendar featuring this car.
Advertisements from 1961/1962 featuring a Mardi Gras red Chrysler 300G.
A black and white Polaroid photograph of the 1st owner of the incredible car with
her Daughter driving. Behind the 300G you can see a 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
Serial Number: 8413160191
This car has its ORIGINAL VIN Plate and it's ORIGINAL DATAPLATE (TRIM PLATE)
Please see the close up photos of the factory original vin tag and the Trim tag.
Plate on front door hinge post. (See Last Photo Of Vin Plate)
TRIM PLATE also referred to as DATA Plate
REGION #73= San Francisco
Dealer Code #: 09291= Reno, NV
Berrmann & Wilson, Inc.
Body Type: 842= 2 Door Hardtop
Color: WW1= Alaskan White
Trim: 883= Beige Leather
A/C: 1= Air Conditioning & includes Heater
Radio: 8= Golden Touch Tuner incl. Rear Seat Speaker
Tinted Glass: 1= All Windows
Tires: 96= Bluestreak Nylon WSW 8.00 X 15 (5)
Axle Ratio: 2= 3.23
Power Equipment: 3= Seat
Defogger: 9 = Rear Window
Differential: 9 = Sure Grip
Vent System: 7 = Closed Crankcase
Instrument Panel: 1 = Safety Padded
Shipped Date: February 24th, 1961
Serial Number: 8413160191
Decoding the serial number.
Serial Numbers Started at 8413100001
Total Digits: 10
Digits 1: Make-8= Chrysler
Digits 2: Series & Body style-4= 300G Sport 2 Door Hard Top
Digits 3: Model year-1= 1961
Digits 4: Assembly plant-3= Jefferson Plant, Detroit, Michigan
Digits 5-10: Production number- 160191
Plate on front door hinge post. (See Photo Of Vin Plate)
MSRP of Base 1961 300G 2/Door Sport Hard Top: $5413.00
MSRP of Base Convertible: $5843.00
Optional Equipment Offered in 1961 for a 300G that came on this car
383 = Remote Control LH outside Mirror = $18
293 = Power Front Seats = $101.90
441 = Solex Tinted Glass (all windows) = $43.10
306 = Acc Grp. Golden Touch Tune Radio W/rear Speaker / Heater/ Rear widow Defogger/ Power Antenna & Grp A= $302.55
313 = Air Conditioning. Ordered with Accessory Grp # 306 = $408.50
617 = Permanent Antifreeze = $5.90
379 = Sure Grip Differential = $51.70
Paint Codes.............. Ditzler Combination
BB-1 = Formal Black .................. 9000
PP-1 = Mardi Gras Red ...................... 71203
RR-1 = Cinnamon ....................... 71140
WW-1 = Alaskan White ..................... 8218
Summary Of This Car
MSRP of Base 1961 300G 2/Door Sport Hard Top: $5413.00
Total MSRP of this car was: $6344.65
Additional Costs were Shipping and any dealer Prep, Undercoating, Sales Taxes, etc.
The "out the door" price on this magnificent 300G wasright at $7000.
The ONLY American made cars that was this expensivewould have been a Cadillac
Eldorado BiarritzConvertibleor Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible.
The 300G represented Chrysler’s last and most dramatically styled letter cars. Retaining the flamboyant fins
of its predecessor and extensive brightwork, the 300G was a sight as it came hurtling down the road.
Without a doubt one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior, they were luxurious
and exceptionally fast, aimed to the moneyed motoring enthusiasts of the early 1960s.
The Wedge head V8 offered ample performance and ride control was excellent.
They offered dramatic new styling, but at the same time, still remained clearly conceived and builton the
foundations of 300C.
The 300G unquestionably represents one of the last great letter series cars. In the ensuing years the cars
were shaped moreby social concerns than by engineers and, as such, the 300G continues to be one of
the most collectable cars of the 1960s.With its distinctive styling and driving manners, it will continue
to appreciate in both value and enthusiasts’ esteem.
I state with great conviction that within the next 10 years, pristine Chrysler 300G's like this example
with be selling for $500,000 and 300G Convertibles will approach the million dollar mark!
Now to attempt to describe this 300G being offered on ebaymotors.com
So how nice is this 300G? In one word.....SPECTACULAR!
The paint is gorgeous....with a deep gloss that looks like you could almost stick your hand inside the finish.
This car shows no signs of ever having been rusty or in need of body repair. The doors, hood andtrunk all fit fabulous.
The chrome, trim and pot metal are show quality. I could not find any pitting or discoloration of the chrome or trim.
It really is gorgeous!
You can kneel down and look along either side of this work of mechanical art and there are no waves or ripples
in the body panels.
The test of a really great restoration is not how the cars looks when 1st done...or how it looks just
1 or 2 years later....but how the car stands the test of time 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years later.
The awards this car received were from 1996,1997,2000 which validates that the nut & bolt very
expensive restoration was finished in 1996.
This 300G is of the same quality of a 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible we sold recently on Ebaymotors.com
It was restored in 1994.The 68 Shelby & this Chrysler 300G both looklike they were restored
within the past year or two.
The interior is fabulous and it was done by the best...... Gary Goers in Kalispiel, Montana.
Gary iswithout a doubtthe finest fabricator of Chrysler 300 interiors in the world...
No one even comes close. Gary fabricates 100's of partsfor MoPar Cars from the 50's & 60's
andlives in Kalispiel, Montana.
Gary has had several health issues recently and we all pray
Gary can make a complete recovery.
We spent over $45,000 dollars on this car making all the power windows, power seats, radio,power antenna,
factory air-conditioning, horn, lights, accessories, wipers, brakes etc. work as they should.
The electroluminescent dash....OMG...we most assuredly couldhave bought a nice collectable car for the money
we spent on the dash...but it now looks and works better than new!
What exactly is Electroluminescent?
How do these gauges light without bulbs, filaments or gases?
The answer lies in ceramic engineering!
The gauges and pointers are composed of laminated layers
of material which glow when a high voltage alternating current
is applied. As a result, the pointers are a light source in themselves,
as are the gauges.
A typical gauge or pointer is composed of several layers:
* A sheet of vitreous enameling steel forms the instrument back
* A layer of solid ceramic is applied to the steel sheet
* Another layer is added which has electroluminescent phosphor suspend in ceramic
* A transparent, electrically conducting layer is then added
* A finished layer of transparent glass coating is then sprayed on
When you think that all of this was created by engineers who worked for Chrysler
in 1960, one must marvel at the pure genius of the guys and gals who innovated a dash
that looked like "A RadioactiveWurlitzer illuminated Bubbler Jukebox on steriods" in your dash.
That is why we decided to make every light and every switch and every gauge
work exactly like the day you would have taken delivery of your 1961 Chrysler 300G in 1961.
What is the "Power Pack" ?
The gauges and pointers are powered by a power pack which converts the 12 volts D/C
to 220 volts AC at 250 cycles per second. The power pack is mounted on the cowl side
panel underneath the instrument panel on a 1960 Chrysler 300F and a 1961 Chrysler
BONUS: Not only does our car have a new power pack but we were able to find a brand new
one in it's original 1961 MoPar box.
QUESTION: How is it possible to spend more money restoring the dash and all of the electrical
switches and controls in this car than more than six times the amount it would have cost back
in 1961 to buy six brand new Chrysler 300G's? ( $45,000+)
ANSWER: It's easy. All that is required is that like all of us with Garage Memories,
you are a perfectionist and possiblyslightly O/C ....
YES, we readily admitwe are obsessive/compulsive when it comes to our cars.
After 56+ years in this incredible hobby, we are very cognizant that there just is no shortcut
when itcomes to perfection...and this 300G deserved perfection.
Step number 1 to achieve electrical perfection on this 300G.
First we sought out a company that could make an EXACT show quality reproduction
of the originalwiring harness's and we found a lovely couple in Canada.
We wholeheartedly recommendthat you seek out the EXPERT services of Greg Leggat
in Napanee, Ontario Canada. Thanks to the great guys & gals in the Chrysler
international 300 Club we found out about the amazing skills of Greg.
Greg custom made in the exact correct colors and gauge, wiring harness's from the engine to
the dash, from the dash to the controls and from the dash all the way back to the
trunk and tail lights. They did it in the time frame they promised and at the exact price quoted.
Were their services inexpensive?
Perfection and exacting attention to detail is never cheap, but they were fair and did an EXCELLENT
job! Every single wire was the precise correct gauge had a small tag on it stating where it was to go.
What about the actual dash?
For the restoration of the entire dash, the electroluminescent dome and every gauge and every
control in the carwe went to the acknowledged world experts, Jeff, Lyle and the wonderful team at JC Auto
in Lynnwood, Washington.
I honestly don't believe any company in the world knows more about these incredible
1960 and 1961 Chrysler 300 letter cars than Jeff and his team. They work on almost every
type of MoPar cars and over the last 6 months with many, many conversations I consider
JC Auto to be one of the most professional and honest company's I have encountered
in the vintage automobile industry.
Are they expensive? Of course....
If you want perfection and experience on workingon these very specialized intricate cars
since 1978, you shouldn't expect "bargain basement"pricing.
We are proud to have all the Chrysler 300 letter cars in our Garage Memories Collection...
1957 through 1961, both the convertibles and hardtops.
I am convinced that in less than 10 years, a 61 Chrysler 300G coupe in this condition
will command a price of $500,000 and a Convertible will approach $1,000,000.
How did we spend over $45,000 on just the dash and electrical functions?
Here is a partial list....and we have the receipts and paid invoices to document what we did.
Jeff was able to find a perfect used Electroluminescent dome and had it
restored to brand new condition....and I really do mean "BRAND NEW" condition.
We had the speedometer and odometer completely disassembled and restored.
We had our clock completely rebuilt and restored with a new quartz movement
We had our tachometer completely disassembled, restored and rebuilt.
We had the Touch-tune pushbutton radio, disassembled, restored and rebuilt.
We had the front and rear speakers completely rebuilt to original specs.
We had the front & rear speaker switch rebuilt and restored.
We had the power antenna switch rebuilt and restored the entire power
antenna motor & mechanism and bought a new antenna & antenna cable
from theback all the way to the dashand the radio.
We had all of the Transmission Torque-flite buttons & mechanism completely
rebuilt and restored.
We had the headlamp switch restored and rebuilt.
We had the courtesy lamp switch rebuilt and restored
We had the map lamp switch rebuilt and restored
We had the dome lamp switch rebuilt and restored.
We had the turn signal switch rebuilt and restored as well as the
turn signal canceling switch.
We had the variable speed wiper switch rebuilt and restored.
We had all of the A/C, defroster and heater switches rebuilt and restored.
We had the Power seat switch rebuilt.
We had the entire horn mechanism and horn relays either replaced or rebuilt.
We got very lucky and were able to find both the 4 power window switch assembly
as well as the two rear mounted power window switch assembly brand new in
1961 MoPar original boxes.
We also were fortunate and found a brand new original MoPar fuse block
in it's original MoPar box. YIKES this stuff is EXPENSIVE!
Every gauge works AS NEW.
Every light works exactly as it would have worked on a brand new Chrysler 300G
back in 1961.
The radio sounds incredible. Not only did JC Auto
do an incredible job on all the electronics, but they rebuilt the front
and rear speakers to perfection...I doubt if the radio sounded this good in 1961.
The AC blows ice cold......Brrrrrrr!
The clock keeps exact time. (original clock restored with new quartz movement)
All the gauges are accurate...including the Gas gauge, Amp meter,Temp gauge, Quartz clock
Oil pressure and every othergauge...if it required a sending unit to work....we bought new ones.
Whoever is lucky enough will absolutely marvel when they drive this car at
night and turn on the lights.....When I turned on the dash for the 1st time in this
car...pure car delight.....don't laugh...almost orgasmic..to think that Chrysler could build a
car so advanced in 1961 is truly amazing and a tribute to their genius engineers.
When we replaced the battery cables...we bought them from JC Auto...because we wanted the
exact cables that this car would have come with in 1961.
What about the steering wheel?
Here again we went to a world renowned EXPERT,Bob Deneault with D & D Automobilia
in Lincolntown, NC.. He said it would take5-6 months. Bob restored our steering wheel in
just under 4 months. It is a very, verytedious process with almost 25 different stages to
the final result. It truly is a work of art and is described as being opalescent
$1650 but the final product is worth every cent. And like
Greg in Canada and Jeff with JC Auto in Washington, Bob is one terrific guy.
We also want to thank Gil Cunningham, President of the Chrysler 300 letter club for all of
his assistance, the people atFCA (Chrysler/Fiat/Automobile) historical society who
were able to getus all the factorydocumentation and build card on this car, and last
but certainly not least thanks to GaryGoers in Kalispell, Montana who even though fighting
through some pretty serious health issues, is unquestionable the best source
in the world for everything related to Chrysler 300 letter cars.
I have only touched on some of the work that went into restoring this car....if your
seriously interested in owning this 300G, please give us a call at (954) 873-6495
and I'll share with you more of what went into this restoration.
The labor cost on removing all the switches, gauges, panelescent dome,electrical
motors and installing the new wiring harness exceeded $17,000 and took 7 months.
The job was finished by a real gentleman, a true professional and friend for more than 30 years, Steve Greenblatt
owner of International Sport Cars and restoration facility in Pembroke Park, Florida. Kudos to you Steve
and the more than $7,000 we spent with you was money well spent. Everyone at Garage Memories admires
your honesty and the professional work you and your team does! Thank you.
Call us at (954) 873-6495 and we will gladly give you the lowest possible "buy it now" price
There were a couple of places on this car that had acquired small chips in the paint and were touched up.
We have a fantastic painter who matched the paint to perfection and we had the entire panels repainted and I would
challenge anyone to look at this car and to try and detect where this work was done. Forty years of painting cars
plus the use of a modern daycomputer that matches paint to perfection is a winning combination!
We are extremely fussy and are car lovers and collectors first and foremost. Before we even considerselling any car...
it first has to be nice enough to take it's place among all of our other cars in our museum.....Garage Memories.
Only then do we offer any car for sale!
Step 5...Making the car run, stop and drive like it did in 1961
Looking nice if a must...but so is they way it starts, idles, runs and drives. We made this car run anddrive
just as it looks...FANTASTIC!
We drained all the fuel from this car and added new fresh 93 Octane.
Hank removed the ORIGINAL Carter AFBcarburetors and had each professionally rebuilt.
We had afreshset of spark plugs installed and a new set of points and acondenser.
The radiator was drained and flushed and new anti-freeze installed. The Oil & Filter were changedand the chassis lubricated.
We installed a NEW factory correct ignition and ignition lock.
We completely rebuilt the brakes on this car. We had all the brake drums turned, had all the brake cylinders rebuilt
and had all new correct brake shoes installed on the car ($2525)
I drove this car. It goes like Gangbusters! As we use to say back in the late 50's & early 60'S"This Ride HAULS A**!"
If you grew up in Texas...."THIS DOG CAN HUNT!"
With the new brakes you can stop it aswell...but keep in mind this is a 4250 pound car Dry, (4600 lbs wet) and was
and is capable of 140MPH...so PLEASE drive careful & thoughtful. Please be very careful when you unleash this beast!
These cars were made to GO FAST....NOT TO STOP FAST!
Thanks to Hank who is part of the team at International Sport Cars and restoration, this is the best running Chrysler 300
letter car we have ever owned or even driven! Well done Hank!
We were fortunate to have found loads of NEW IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS BOX
some incredible 1961 Chrysler parts so we bought them all....they were installed in this car
All brand new factory original window switches (6) and much, much more including a new original fuse
block & power supply. We also bought from Gary Goers new aluminum driver's side floor scuff plates.
We have beensellingthe best of the best in Vintage & antique classic cars on Ebay since March of 2000.
More than 1/3 of a BILLION DOLLARS of vintage cars.
We have 954Positive Feedbacks, all most all are for Vintage cars.
In actuality, we have sold over 3000 vintage cars since 2000! However, only 1 out of 3 buyers wants to use the Ebay process.
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Weunderstand that many collectors who are buying a car like this are doing so for investment purposes and do
not want anyone else to know their final price of acquisition.
Whatever your choice, we will respect your decision. We never disclose to anyone what the final purchase price
is of any of the "GARAGEMEMORIES" we sell.We have sold more than 1/3rd of a billion dollars of Vintage cars
We know that many sellers of vintage cars only want to make the car look good!
We think it to be of equal importance to make the car run good and perform as they did when new.
History of the Chrysler Letter cars
The 300G represented Chrysler’s last and most dramatically styled letter cars. Retaining the flamboyant fins of its predecessor
and extensive brightwork, the 300G was a sight as it came hurtling down the road.
Without a doubt one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior, they were luxurious and exceptionally fast,
aimed to the moneyed motoring enthusiasts of the early 1960s. The Wedge head V8 offered ample performance and ride control
was excellent. They offered dramatic new styling, but at the same time, still remained clearly conceived and built on the foundations of 300C.
The 300G unquestionably represents one of the last great letter series cars. In the ensuing years the cars were shaped more by social concerns
than by engineers and, as such, the 300G continues to be one of the most collectable cars of the 1960s. With its distinctive styling and driving
manners, it will continue to appreciate in both value and enthusiasts’ esteem.
Photograph of the Chrysler factory Final Assembly line in 1959.
"They don't make them like they use to"
Chrysler's domination of the Flying Mile at Daytona Beach
In 1961 on the hard packed sands of Daytona Beach,"THE FLYING MILE" was wonby a private owner
in a Chrysler 300G 2 Door Hardtop, Mr. Gregg Ziegler. His car was equipped witha 3 Speed manual
transmission and was a 413 CID V-8 with 2-4's (Ram-Induction) rated at 400hp.
His winning MPH was 143 MPH+, a full 10 mph faster than the Chevrolet Factory's 409
whichturned in a time of 133.1MPH.
Chevrolet also won 3rd, 4th and 5th but it is important to note that 3 other privately
ownedChrysler 300G's were disqualified because a piece of aluminum windshield
moldingweighing only a few ounces flew off their cars during their runs.
If not, Chrysler would have won 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th place. The owners and their
300G FLYING MILE times were as follows:
Mr. Fauble at 145.9 mph, Chrysler 300G
Mr. Fisher at 144.1 mph, Chrysler 300G
Mr. Koechling at 142.3 mph, Chrysler 300G
I have always been slightly partial to GM, probably because my late Uncle was a winner
of the Indy500 in 1960and opened a Chevrolet/Cadillac Dealership in 1961.
I successfully raced and campaigned several Chevysat drag strips throughout the U.S.
Jim Rathmann passed away in 2011 and at that time was the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500.
Jim is greatly missed by all who knew him.
However, to be perfectly honest, it wasn't the couple of ounces of molding that were blown off atthe flying mile
competition in 1961 at Daytona Beach...it was the DOORS OF ALL THE COMPETITIONthat tried to best
the Chrysler 300G in a TOP END race.
A story from 1961- About 2 kid's racing their Dad's & Uncle's 300G for $$$$$
Let me share briefly my 1st hand experience with a 1961 300G. This really has nothing to do with
the auctionand if your not interested in hearing abouta couple of kids racing their Father's 300G
than please skip this story.
My Dad's Brother had bought a new 1961 Chrysler 300G right off the showroom floor of a Chrysler
Dealership in Youngstown, Ohio. I really don't think he had a clue that his Son (my 1st cousin) had
persuaded him to buy a car capable of almost 140mph with 375hp.
Yes, a " Banker's Hotrod!"
Within a couple of weeks Sam was able to get the use of his Dad's 300G and that Summer of 61
was one I'llnever forget.
Youngstown was only 10 miles from the Pennsylvania Border and every Saturday nightwe
would head tothe Wonder Boy drive in restaurant in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Sam & I would challenge every car at the Wonder Boy to a "Top End" race for $50 (a lot of $ in 1961)
We always managed to find at least 1 or 2 takersand we would head back out of New Castle on Route 422
which was the only way to drive to Youngstown, Ohio.
There was a nice 5 mile flat stretch of highwaythat ended just before you left Pennsylvania and crossed the border
In 1961, the State Police could notcross from one State to another to give out speeding tickets so we knew
we couldn't be pursued from Pennsylvania into Ohio.
We had that 5 mile stretch measured off intofive, one mile increments with a "spotter" at each mile marker.
We gave every challenger a 10 car lead...but not a rolling 10 car start...but a standing still 10 car lead.
It didn't matter...we probably could have given them an 1/8th mile or 1/4 mile standing start lead.
Once that 300G shifted into high gear and was turning 4500-4800rpms, we passed every challenger so quickly
that several guys told us that "I had to look at my tach to make sure my engine hadn't shut off"
Needless to say we were never really challenged and thankfully never "blew" the engine in the 300G.
However, several guys "lunched" their engines trying to catch the 300G.
After a mile of running as fast as we could, I would back off and do the remaining 4 miles at 120mph
which was like a "Sunday Afternoon Cruise" in the 300G.
Sam & I each won over $2000 in the Summer of 1961...
money that enabled me to sell my 1960 348/335Hp Chevrolet Impala and buy a new
Black with Anniversary gold bucket seats 1962 Chevy Impala SS 409/409'
I ordered it from my Uncle's Chevy dealership in late August in Melbourne, Florida. (Jim Rathmann Chevrolet/Cadillac)
It arrived just after New Year's day in January of 1962.
These Chrysler 300G's were and still are spectacular looking and driving works of mechanical art designed by Virgil Exner
and engineering marvels from the genius engineers who worked at Chrysler in the 50's and 60's.
Now back to this 300G being offered onebaymotors.com
So how nice is this 300G? In one word.....SPECTACULAR!
The paint is gorgeous....with a deep gloss that looks like you could almost stick your hand inside the finish.
The body is arrow straight!
This car shows no signs of ever having been rusty or in need of body repair.
The doors, hood andtrunk all fit and close fabulous.
The chrome, trim and pot metal are show quality. I carefully looked at every piece and could not find any pitting
or discoloration of the chrome or trim. It really is gorgeous!
You can kneel down and look along either side of this work of mechanical art and there
are no waves or ripples in the body panels.
When restored in 1997 and 1998 the undercarriage was undercoated. There is no rust on the undercarriage, frame,
floor pans and your encouraged and welcomed to either come in person or send your hired inspector.
We are very proud to offer this car for purchase on Ebaymotors.com
For just $49.95 you can order an independent professional Inspection and appraisal on this car direct from
the company who has done this for many, many years with a professional independent team in most every
major city. They take all of their own photos, drive the vehicl, test all the bells & whistles and furnish the perspective
buyer with a 35-40 page extremely detailed report.
Where is this car now?
It is located in our air-conditioned secure facility in Pompano Beach, Florida
This car was originally Alaskan White and professionally andmeticulouslychanged to Mardi Gras Red
when restored.You can not find any sign that this car was ever any color other than Mardi Gras Red!
We believe in 100% disclosure and "truth in selling" We do not believe this in any way effects the
value of this car because the color change was done with such perfection.
The test of a really great restoration is not how the cars looks when 1st done...
or how it looks just1 or 2 years later....
but how the car stands the test of time 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years later.
The awards this car received were from 1997/1998-2000 which validates
that the nut & bolt very expensiverestoration was probablyfinished in1997.
This 300G is of the same quality of a 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible we sold recently for
$125,000 that was restored in 1994.
The 68 Shelby & this Chrysler 300G both looklike they were restored
within the past year or two.Please check out our EBAY Store which can
take you to our web sitefor Garage Memories.
The interior is fantastic and it is Gary Goers.
Gary iswithouta doubtthe finest ultimatefabricator of Chrysler 300
interiors in the world...no one even comes close. Gary also fabricates 100's of partsfor
MoPar Cars from the 50's & 60'sand lives in Kalispiel, Montana.
We hope Gary is able to recover from all of his health issues ASAP.
We spent many $1000's of dollars on this car making all the power windows, power seats, radio,power antenna,
factory air-conditioning, horn, lights, wipers, etc. work as they should.
There were a couple of places on this car that evidently had acquired small chips in the paint.
We have a fantastic painter, Joe Milazzo, who matched the paint to perfection
and we had the entire hood repainted ($850)
I would challenge anyone to look at this car and to try and detect
where this work was done.
Forty plus years of painting cars plus the use of a modern day
computer that matches paint to perfection is a winning combination!
Joe shared with us that his cost of just the Mardi Gras Red paint to do
the hood was $150.
We will give the newowner the small amount of paint that wasn't used
in case they ever want to touch up anything.
We are extremely fussy and are car lovers and collectors first and foremost.
Before we even considerselling any car...it first has to be nice enough to take
it's place among all of our other cars in our museum.
Only then do we offer it for sale! We have another 300G
which we have owned for many years and are now going
to make this magnificent 300G available on Ebay
so someone elsecan create their own great "Garage Memories"
Looking nice if a must...but so is they way it starts, idles, runs and drives. We made this car run anddrive just as it looks...FANTASTIC!
Third Generation: 1960-1962
All the new 1960 Chryslers looked different from their predecessors. They truly were different as the corporation adopted uni-body construction techniques for all its full size cars except the Imperial line. So the 300-F would be the first 300 to lack a traditional ladder frame underneath it.
The 300-F adopted an elegant styling adding even more beauty to the powerful 300 beasts. The tail fins were now canted out and ended in a point. Up front, there was a spectacular, yet tastefully simple, grille with just two thin chrome bars intersecting at the grille’s center adorned with a red, white and blue 300-F medallion.
Matching the elegant exterior, the 300-F’s leather interior featured four individual bucket seats with a center console running the length of the cockpit between them. The “Astradome” instrumentation put a 150 mph speedometer and gauges under a large, clear plastic dome.
The 413 ci wedge continued to take the place of the old hemi, but it was improved for 1960. In standard trim, it was good for 375 hp, but optional goodies could bring out 400 ponies from this motor. “Ram Induction” was used with a new, and completely unique, “Cross Ram” manifold placing 4-barrel carbs on opposing sides of the engine.
The design provided a “supercharging” effect in the heart of the rpm range. Low range performance was helped with the design, but at some cost of performance in the higher ranges.
To solve that problem, engineers removed a section of the inner walls to create the 400 hp versions. Externally, the 30 inch “short rams” looked similar to the 30 inch “long rams”, but the internal runners were in effect half the length. At least 8 of these “short ram” cars were built, mostly for Daytona or Flying Mile racecars that were dubbed “Gran Turismos.” Six of them captured the first 6 places at the Flying Mile event, with speeds ranging from 140 mph-145 mph. Four of the 8 still exist and are among the most rare of the post war collectable cars.
The “short ram” option also included the French made Pont-a-Mousson 4-speed manual transmission, which was made for the Facel Vega, a Chrysler powered French luxury car. The standard “long ram” 375 hp engines received the 3-speed automatic. The car was lightened with the use of uni-body construction, which also helped performance.
Production: 964 Coupes; 248 Convertibles
Both engine variations were continued from 1960, but the standard axle for ’61 was changed from 3.31:1 to 3.23:1 ratio giving the 300-G a higher top speed potential than the 300-F. The high output engine also received a heavy duty Chrysler 3-speed transmission replacing the more expensive 4-speed French unit. The standard engine was available with either the 3-speed automatic or the 3-speed manual transmission.
Other performance enhancements included stiffer torsion bars, 60 inch leaf springs that were stiffer than standard, and 8.00 x 15 inch Goodyear Blue Streak Nylon white sidewall tires.An alternator was standard, replacing the generator of previous models.
A GT 300-G won the Daytona Flying Mile and a stock 300-G won the One Mile Acceleration Run.
Production: 1,280 Coupes; 337 Convertibles
This would be the last year for Virgil Exner’s fins. A major exterior redesign gave the 300-G a new, inverted grille shape and canted headlights. The taillights were moved down from the fins to just above the rear bumper. Numerous options, available in 1960, were again available including A/C, remote control outside mirror, six-way power seats, power door locks, and the “Sure-Grip” differential.
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The car is for sale locally in South Floridaand we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you wish to discuss the lowest acceptable price...PLEASE...DO NOT write us and say "What is your lowest price?"
Instead, call us at954-873-6495and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept at our air-conditioned facility in Pompano Beach,FL.
We are located halfway between Palm Beach International Airport and the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
This1961 Chrysler 300Gturns heads &causes a sensation whereverit's driven!It is one magnificently restore, veryrare and very sweet ride!
Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, I will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, but for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, reliable, dependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.
Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, vintage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.
Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."
Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars are still safe in your garage or warehouse&haven't evaporated into thin air!
Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.
We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattanto
Moscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.
Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!
They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.
We recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.
We always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when we see something. If you call us we will go over the car with you in great detail... inside and out.Wealways try and find some flaws in every car and mention anything that doesn't work. On this1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible we couldn't find anything not working,but if we do, it will be addressed before we ship this car to the lucky new owner.
Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything ...maybe you can?
We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, body, interior, mechanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, WE ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is 54 Years Old !
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, please call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inBoca Raton, FL. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
This car is owned free and clear. After you speak with us on the phone, it is possible to have a scanned copy sent directly to you.
We know this is a Platinum investment collectable car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. We don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic!
We don't "play games" We love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve. We have no secrets and are proud of our 100% feedback rating...we have been selling great cars like this formore than16 years onEbaymotors.com.
Please...do not e-mail us and ask "What is your reserve"
Just call us and we can discuss money...the car...a trade...or whatever is on your mind.
This car is also being advertised and marketed in other forms of media and if sold prior to having met it's reserve price and a deposit received, we reserve the right to cancel and end the auction early.
Should the reserve price be met BEFORE receiving a deposit, we WILL NOT end the auction early and the highest ending bidder will own this incredible piece of automotive art andautomotive history.
Instead call us at954-873-6495....even if your calling fromAustralia,Europe orJapan. We will not e-mail you the reserve but will discuss it with you on the phone!
We are all car guys that are very easy to speak with...no Prima Donnas at this end...just car lovers that do this for the fun and passion of loving our hobby...for the past 50+ years!
We really do love the cars...a lot more than the $.
Once you speak with us...you'll agree...we are sincere and dedicated to this eternal love affair with the automobile
The reserve is set at a very, very fair number...if you wish to discuss the amount
please don't write and ask "What is the reserve price" just call us,
As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!
SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
OUT-OF-THE-USA SHIPPING: Over the past 50 yearswe have shipped cars to more than 40 countries...I can put you in contact with the right people who will give you great service at a fair price.
If you have a trade...please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org complete set of photos....details and a phone number.Also, we have contact with shippers throughout theU.S.and WORLDWIDE...We will be happy to assist you.
WHAT ABOUT A TRADE?
We accept most anything in trade but please, NO Motorcycles, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rest-o-rods, Kit Cars, Replicas, Clones, Boats, Airplanes, Jewelry, Motor homes, Real Estate,Helicopters, Submarines, Stamps,Coins or unregistered stock, etc.
We will only accept cars of the quality, correctness and authenticity that we sell.
We will consider any nice vintage or antique car or late model Luxury car with a clean CARFAX & CARCHECK report. Please call us first and discuss this with us..and if we have an interest, we would then have you e-mail a complete set of photos and details.
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AS IS - NO WARRANTY This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.
Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.
The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.
Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, we would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agents
We charge NO fees of any type. NONE!
We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, licensed and insured carrier.
There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .
Required payment is 20%within 72 hoursand the balance in fullwithin 7 daysthereafter.
If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature,
please call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, we are only too happy to
discuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.
COUTTS INDEX REVEALS CLASSIC CARS AS TOP PERFORMING PASSION INVESTMENT DURING 2014
- Classic cars* rise 40% in 2014 and up nearly four fold since 2005
- 2015 out performed 2014 and 2016 so far is outpacing 2015
- Watches show biggest drop during 2014
- Stamps and coins, only assets to increase over nine consecutive years
- Coins continue to rise, up 176% over nine years and up 9% in 2014
Classic cars increased in value by 40% during 2014, and have increased in value nearly four fold, since 2005, according to the latest edition of the Coutts Index. In its second year, the report shows that while passion investments have increased just 0.8% during 2014, this masks the diversity of returns of the various underlying categories which have increased overall by 80% (local currency terms) since 2005.
The Index aims to provide the global benchmark for monitoring the performance of passion assets. Developed in conjunction with Fathom Consulting, the Coutts Index captures the price return in local currency (net of the holding costs) of 14 passion assets across two broad categories: trophy property and alternative investments. Alternative investments can be further broken down into fine art, collectibles and precious items. The Coutts Index also incorporates a real estate component supplied by Savills World Research and fine art prices from Mei Moses®.
Highlights from this year’s results include:
- Collectibles– coins have appreciated every year, up 176% since 2005. By contrast, Fine Wine was the only Collectable to see prices fall in 2014, down more than 9% in the third consecutive year of contraction after rapid price growth in 2006-07
- Fine Art– of all the Fine Art categories, Traditional Chinese Art has seen the greatest overall price growth since 2005, more than doubling over the period. However, this was the only art category to fall in 2014 with prices contracting 13%.
- Precious Items– 2014 was not a strong year for Jewellery or Watches with price growth for the former dropping from more than 14% in 2013 to under 2% in 2014. The average price of watches contracted by more than 17% last year, undoing some of the progress made since the recession.
- Property– despite some of the headlines regarding London’s super-prime real estate market, 2014 was actually an unremarkable year for Trophy Properties – divided into residential properties (luxury properties in ten prime global city locations) and leisure properties (in the world’s most desirable leisure destinations), with the former virtually unchanged and the latter falling by 2%. This is against a backdrop of double digit increases before the 2008 financial crisis.
Mohammad Kamal Syed, Head of Financial Advice and Investment Solutions at Coutts, said: “At a time of paltry interest rates, we continue to see lots of interest from the wealthy in finding somewhere worthwhile and out of the ordinary to put their money. Passion assets maintain their appeal, indeed the majority of passion assets we’ve tracked have risen over the past 12 months.
Table below shows increases (%) for each asset class tracked across various timescales
2012 TO 2013 CHANGE (%)
2013 TO 2014 CHANGE (%)
2005 TO 2014 CHANGE (%)
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WORKS
BILLIONAIRE TROPHY PROPERTIES
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART
RUGS & CARPETS
POST WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART
RARE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OLD MASTER AND 19TH CENTURY ART
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