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1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $137,500
1961 Chrysler 300 G Hardtop 1961 Chrysler 300 G Hardtop
Auction: Russo and Steele Auction Company
Location: January, 2008 Scottsdale, AZ
Auction Results January, 2008 $59,950
1961 Chrysler 300G Two-Door Hardtop 1961 Chrysler 300G Two-Door Hardtop
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $19,800
1961 Imperial Crown Convertible 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $19,800

From 1957 to 1961, America's big-three automakers made a pact to not use performance as a promotional tool. While the ads might not have said "We are the fastest," there were plenty of other avenues to get the word out, and the word in 1961 was this: the 300G is nearly unbeatable. With new front end styling using canted headlights and an air-gulping front grille, everyone knew the Chrysler look.

Performance and luxury were the two main ingredients in the recipe for the 300G of 1961; add to that the glamour of the Forward Look's dramatic styling injected into the car by Virgil Exner, and you end up with a mechanical marvel sure to whet the appetite of most any motoring enthusiast. Sporting all new front-end sheet metal this year, these cars exuded an expression of power and agility, as well as a "don't mess with me" attitude. Featuring canted headlights flanking the distinctive grille able to gulp in plenty of air, all Chryslers for 1961 were immediately recognizable, but only the 300G put others in their place. Priced at $5,841 in base form, this was not an inexpensive ride, it was actually the priciest model in the entire line that year. By the time you were done adding those enticing goodies, that price could reach the $7,000 mark, well above Cadillac, Imperial, or Lincoln convertible prices. Then you had a car that was exceptional and loaded with horsepower. Just 337 of the magnificent 300G convertibles were produced which made them a rare site to see when new and even more so today.

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