Chrysler 300: A Look Back

1961 Chrysler 300G
Original Price: $5,411 (hardtop), $5,841 (convertible)
Current Value: $45,700 (hardtop), $84,000 (convertible)
Chrysler revised the grille of the 300 again in 1961. The headlights that had always been side by side were now stacked at an angle, giving the car a wider appearance. At the rear, taillights were removed from the fins and placed in the rear bumper. The controversial spare tire mount was eliminated. This would be the last of the letter-series cars to sport big fins as styles began changing in the early 1960s.

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3 thoughts on “Chrysler 300: A Look Back

  1. My Dad bought one of the first 300’s in 1955, only about 1,700 made. It roared like a lion when you stepped down on the throttle and took off like a rocket.You could almost see the gas guage dropping at 100mph +/ I ran it once (based on the speedometer) at 130mph in North Dakota where we lived.. Went from Minot to Bismarck in 1hr 10 min. 120 miles. That was quite a car for the times, broke the Daytona record flying mile for stock production cars…

  2. I bought a brand new 300C convert. at Ennis Motors in Mil. WI. in 1957. In the 70’s bought a 57 C HT for $750 and restored it. Drove it to the Nationals in Reno in 77, got a trophy for driven daily. Started the “Lower Puget Sound 300 Club” along with others. Bought 2 300 E’s, and a 300L, never restored them. In 1979 bought a brand new 1979 300. Sold them all, and today have a 300 M and a Dodge Magnum and belong to Mopars Unlimited, and Modern Mopars of Snohomish County. Also belonged to WPC club at one time.

  3. I especially liked the old vs. new picture with the similarities and differences. Both the old and the new are beautiful cars. M

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