1961 Chrysler 300G Hard Top

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The Chrysler 300G was the last 300 to wear Virgil Exner’s famous fins. Major differences from the previous year’s model included a new front end with canted quad headlamps and a new rear treatment, which lacked the faux-continental spare of the 300F. The 1961 300G was tested by Road & Track magazine and it went from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds. Quarter-mile stats were 16.2 seconds at 87 mph.

Without a doubt, this is one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior; they were luxurious and exceptionally fast, aimed to the well-fixed motoring enthusiasts of the early 1960s.

This car started as a rust-free example, then was given a meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration. For many purists, the G-edition of the 300 Series represents the last of the great letter-series cars.