1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible
This 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible is presented in original factory Mardi Gras Red with tan leather interior and power top. Complete ground-up restoration of a California car with original or NOS parts. Chryslers 300 was known for combining luxury features with performance. For example, it had swivel seats so the ladies could enter and exit gracefully, while also equipping with a 413 cross-ram inducted engine for the fellows. 1961 was Chryslers last year of the long sweeping fins which gives the cars their sleek elegant look. Only 355 made. The 300G factory color choices were white, black, cinnamon and Mardi Gras Red. Most came white from the factory. Owner states this car is a numbers matching, factory Mardi Gras Red which makes it rare and more desirable. Fully equipped with ram induction manifolds with dual 4-barrel carburetors, dual exhaust, dual mirrors, 7-button search tune radio, rear antenna, power brakes, power windows, push-button transmission, tinted windows and power swivel seats.
The Chrysler 300 “letter series” are high-performance personal luxury cars that were built by Chrysler in the U.S. from 1955 to 1965. After the initial year, which was named C-300, the 1956 cars were designated 300B. Successive model years were given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix (skipping “i”), reaching the 300L by 1965, after which the model was dropped.
The 300 “letter series” cars were among the vehicles that focused on performance built by domestic U.S. manufacturers after World War II, and thus can be considered one of the muscle car’s ancestors, though full-sized and more expensive.
The automaker began using the 300 designations again for performance-luxury sedans, using the 300M nameplate from 1999 to 2004, and expanding the 300 series with a new V8-powered 300C, the top model of a new Chrysler 300 line, a new rear-wheel drive car launched in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Unlike the first “letter series” series, the successive variants do not feature standard engines producing at least 300 hp, except for Chrysler’s current top-line 300C models.