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1961 Chrysler 300G

This 1961 Chrysler 300G 2-door hardtop can only be described as stunning. These cars are nothing short of beautiful with great lines and highly featured interiors.

The car was built in the Jefferson Plant, Detroit, Michigan and painted in Alaskan White with beige leather interior.

Chrysler made a few changes from the 1960 300F, the grille that was previously narrower at the top was now inverted and the headlamps that were side-by-side were now stacked and angled outwards at the top.

1961 Chrysler 300G - rear view showing fins
An impressive set of fins on the 300G

Although this car has an impressive set of fins it would be the last year for Virgil Exner’s finned look.

As a flagship model, the 300G came fitted with power steering, power brakes, power windows, a tachometer, padded dash, waterproof ignition and center armrests both front and rear.

Power comes from the original 413 cubic inch V8 with Ram induction which is connected to a 3-speed push-button TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Although these are beautiful luxury cars they have plenty of raw power. This engine produces 375 brake horsepower at 500 rpm.

1961 Chrysler 413 cubic inch engine
Original 413 cubic inch V8 with Ram Induction/Dual Carter 4bbl Carburetors

Very stylish interior with push-buttons galore on the dash – including the radio and transmission. This really is a luxurious brute. There weren’t that many cars this luxurious and certainly not with this sort of power under the hood.

Interior of a 300G by Chrysler
Impressive interior with push-button dash

These are very impressive cars now, let alone back in 1961. They were certainly VERY FAST for their time.

Beautifully designed instrument panel of the 61 Chrysler 300G
Beautifully designed instrument panel

Chrysler produced just 1,280 hardtops and 344 300G Convertibles for 1961 at a base price of $5,413 for the hardtop and $5,841 for the convertible.

This car enjoys a few optional extras purchased when the car was ordered new. Namely: air conditioning ($510) and Golden Touch Tuner radio ($124). This is an impressive and rare car!

This ’61 Chrysler 300G is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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