1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible

This 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible can only be described as stunning. The attention to detail is incredible. 

The car was built in the Jefferson Plant, Detroit, Michigan and painted in Formal Black with Tan 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, brakes and 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 300G 413 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 luxury brute. There weren't that many cars this luxurious and certainly not with this sort of power under the hood.

1961 Chrysler 300G interior

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.

Chrysler produced just 344 300G Convertibles for 1961 at a base price of $5,841. This car enjoys a few optional extras purchased when the car was ordered new. Namely: power seat ($102), rear window defogger ($21), Sure Grip differential ($52), tinted glass ($43) and Golden Touch Tuner radio ($124). This is an impressive car!

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

Recommended Reading

Chrysler 300 Book

Chrysler 300: America's Most Powerful Car by Robert Ackerson

The full story fo Chrysler's famous 300 Letter series.

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