1961 Chrysler 300G 2/dr Sport Hardtop "Highly optioned & magnificently restored"

1961 Chrysler 300 Series 300G

Technical specifications of Chrysler 300 Series 1961

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Make: Chrysler
Model: 300 Series
SubModel: 300G
Type: 2 door Hardtop Sport Coupe
Trim: 300G
Year: 1961
Mileage: 200
VIN: 8413160191
Color: Mardi Gras Red
Engine size: Original 413 CID V-8 with Ram Induction
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed push-button Automatic Torque/Flite
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Options: 4 Bucket seats, front seats swivel out for entry, AM push button Golden Tone Radio, F & R speakers, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
You are interested? Contact the seller!

Car description

1961 Chrysler 300G

The fastest production car in the world in 1961-143 MPHon the hard packed sands of Daytona Beach,FL.

Out of 1280Hardtops made, Only 340 left-One of the very Best in the world!

Less than 10% have factory air-conditioning,13 month restoration just completed.....$103,000+ in Receipts

Exterior Color: Mardi Gras Red (Factory Code PP1.....71203)

Interior: Tan Leather

Engine: Original 413 CID V-8 with Ram Induction/Dual Carter 4bbl Carburetors (professionally Rebuilt)

Horsepower: Factory rated a a very conservative 375 Horsepower

Torque: 495 Ft. Lbs @ 2800 rpm's.

Rear Axle: 3:23 sure grip

Transmission: Three Speed Automatic Push Button Torqueflite (Professionally Rebuilt)

Mileage: Exemp, just a couple 1000 miles since engine & drive line were restored

Since the High dollar Cosmetic, mechanical and electrical restoration, less than 200 miles.

PAPERWORK: Included are from the Chrysler FCA Historical Services is a letter documenting the authenticity

of this car anda copy of the Factory Build Record Certificate.Also lots of paperwork about the 1961 Chrysler 300G

Letter cars from Chrysler FCA Historical Services and News Letter from the Chrysler 300 Letter Club International.

Click the link below this sentence to view of the Paperwork!


Also a Hemming's Classic Car Magazine featuring the 1961 Chrysler 300G Sport Coupe, an ad from 1961 on the 300G

showing the 300G "flying" along the Beach in Daytona, Florida where it set the flying mile record in the Fall of 1960

and an ORIGINAL Chrysler 300G Service Bulletin from October 1, 1960 on the 1961 300G.

A calendar featuring this car.

Advertisements from 1961/1962 featuring a Mardi Gras red Chrysler 300G.

A black and white Polaroid photograph of the 1st owner of the incredible car with

her Daughter driving. Behind the 300G you can see a 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

Serial Number: 8413160191


Please see the close up photos of the factory original vin tag and the Trim tag.

Plate on front door hinge post. (See Last Photo Of Vin Plate)

TRIM PLATE also referred to as DATA Plate

REGION #73= San Francisco

Dealer Code #: 09291= Reno, NV

Berrmann & Wilson, Inc.

Body Type: 842= 2 Door Hardtop

Color: WW1= Alaskan White

Trim: 883= Beige Leather

A/C: 1= Air Conditioning & includes Heater

Radio: 8= Golden Touch Tuner incl. Rear Speaker

Tinted Glass: 1= All Windows

Tires: 96= Bluestreak Nylon WSW 8.00 X 15 (5)

Axle Ratio: 2= 3.23

Power Equipment: 3= Power Front Seats

Defogger: 9 = Rear Window

Differential: 9 = Sure Grip

Vent System: 7 = Closed Crankcase

Instrument Panel: 1 = Safety Padded

Shipped Date: February 24th, 1961

Serial Number: 8413160191

Decoding the serial number.

Serial Numbers Started at 8413100001

VIN Description

Total Digits: 10

Digits 1: Make-8= Chrysler

Digits 2: Series & Body style-4= 300G Sport 2 Door Hard Top

Digits 3: Model year-1= 1961

Digits 4: Assembly plant-3= Jefferson Plant, Detroit, Michigan

Digits 5-10: Production number- 160191

Plate on front door hinge post. (See Photo Of Vin Plate)

MSRP of Base 1961 300G 2/Door Sport Hard Top: $5413.00

MSRP of Base Convertible: $5843.00

Optional Equipment Offered in 1961 for a 300G that came on this car

383 = Remote Control LH outside Mirror = $18

293 = Power Front Seats = $101.90

441 = Solex Tinted Glass (all windows) = $43.10

306 = Acc Grp. Golden Touch Tune Radio W/rear Speaker / Heater/ Rear widow Defogger/ Power Antenna & Grp A= $302.55

313 = Air Conditioning. Ordered with Accessory Grp # 306 = $408.50

617 = Permanent Antifreeze = $5.90

379 = Sure Grip Differential = $51.70

Paint Codes.............. Ditzler Combination

BB-1 = Formal Black .................. 9000

PP-1 = Mardi Gras Red ...................... 71203

RR-1 = Cinnamon ....................... 71140

WW-1 = Alaskan White ..................... 8218

Summary Of This Car

MSRP of Base 1961 300G 2/Door Sport Hard Top: $5413.00

Total MSRP of this car was: $6344.65

Additional Costs were Shipping and any dealer Prep, Undercoating, Sales Taxes, etc.

The "out the door" price on this magnificent 300G wasright at $7000.

The ONLY American made cars that was this expensivewould have been a Cadillac

Eldorado BiarritzConvertibleor Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible.

The 300G represented Chrysler’s last and most dramatically styled letter cars. Retaining the flamboyant fins

of its predecessor and extensive brightwork, the 300G was a sight as it came hurtling down the road.

Without a doubt one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior, they were luxurious

and exceptionally fast, aimed to the moneyed motoring enthusiasts of the early 1960s.

The Wedge head V8 offered ample performance and ride control was excellent.

They offered dramatic new styling, but at the same time, still remained clearly conceived and builton the

foundations of 300C.

The 300G unquestionably represents one of the last great letter series cars. In the ensuing years the cars

were shaped moreby social concerns than by engineers and, as such, the 300G continues to be one of

the most collectable cars of the 1960s.With its distinctive styling and driving manners, it will continue

to appreciate in both value and enthusiasts’ esteem.

I state with great conviction that within the next 10 years, pristine Chrysler 300G's like this example

with be selling for $500,000 and 300G Convertibles will approach the million dollar mark!

Now to attempt to describe this 300G being offered onebaymotors.com

So how nice is this 300G? In one word.....SPECTACULAR!

The paint is gorgeous....with a deep gloss that looks like you could almost stick your hand inside the finish.

This car shows no signs of ever having been rusty or in need of body repair. The doors, hood andtrunk all fit fabulous.

The chrome, trim and pot metal are show quality. I could not find any pitting or discoloration of the chrome or trim.

It really is gorgeous!

You can kneel down and look along either side of this work of mechanical art and there are no waves or ripples

in the body panels.

The test of a really great restoration is not how the cars looks when 1st done...or how it looks just

1 or 2 years later....but how the car stands the test of time 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years later.

The awards this car received were from 1996,1997,2000 which validates that the nut & bolt very

expensive restoration was finished in 1996.

This 300G is of the same quality of a 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible we sold recently onEbaymotors.com

for $125,000.

It was restored in 1994.The 68 Shelby & this Chrysler 300G both looklike they were restored

within the past year or two.

The interior is fabulous..... Gary Goers in Kalispiel, Montana.

Gary iswithout a doubtthe finest fabricator of Chrysler 300 interiors in the world...

Gary has had several health issues recently and we all pray

Gary can make a complete recovery.

We spent over $50,000 dollars on this car making all the power windows, power seats, radio,power antenna,

factory air-conditioning, horn, lights, accessories, wipers, brakes etc. work as they should.

The electroluminescent dash....OMG...we most assuredly couldhave bought a nice collectable car for the money

we spent on the dash...but it now looks and works better than new!

What exactly is Electroluminescent?

How do these gauges light without bulbs, filaments or gases?

The answer lies in ceramic engineering!

The gauges and pointers are composed of laminated layers

of material which glow when a high voltage alternating current

is applied. As a result, the pointers are a light source in themselves,

as are the gauges.

A typical gauge or pointer is composed of several layers:

* A sheet of vitreous enameling steel forms the instrument back

* A layer of solid ceramic is applied to the steel sheet

* Another layer is added which has electroluminescent phosphor suspend in ceramic

* A transparent, electrically conducting layer is then added

* A finished layer of transparent glass coating is then sprayed on

When you think that all of this was created by engineers who worked for Chrysler

in 1960, one must marvel at the pure genius of the guys and gals who innovated a dash

that looked like "A RadioactiveWurlitzer illuminated Bubbler Jukebox on steriods" in your dash.

That is why we decided to make every light and every switch and every gauge

work exactly like the day you would have taken delivery of your 1961 Chrysler 300G in 1961.

What is the "Power Pack" ?

The gauges and pointers are powered by a power pack which converts the 12 volts D/C

to 220 volts AC at 250 cycles per second. The power pack is mounted on the cowl side

panel underneath the instrument panel on a 1960 Chrysler 300F and a 1961 Chrysler


BONUS: Not only does our car have a new power pack but we were able to find a brand new

one in it's original 1961 MoPar box.

QUESTION: How is it possible to spend more money restoring the dash and all of the electrical

switches and controls in this car than more than six times the amount it would have cost back

in 1961 to buy six brand new Chrysler 300G's? ( $45,000+)

ANSWER: It's easy. All that is required is that like all of us with Garage Memories,

you are a perfectionist and possiblyslightly O/C ....

YES, we readily admitwe are obsessive/compulsive when it comes to our cars.

After 56+ years in this incredible hobby, we are very cognizant that there just is no shortcut

when itcomes to perfection...and this 300G deserved perfection.

Step number 1 to achieve electrical perfection on this 300G.

First we sought out a company that could make an EXACT show quality reproduction

of the originalwiring harness's and we found a lovely couple in Canada.

We wholeheartedly recommendthat you seek out the EXPERT services of Greg Leggat

in Napanee, Ontario Canada. Thanks to the great guys & gals in the Chrysler

international 300 Club we found out about the amazing skills of Greg.

Greg custom made in the exact correct colors and gauge, wiring harness's from the engine to

the dash, from the dash to the controls and from the dash all the way back to the

trunk and tail lights. They did it in the time frame they promised and at the exact price quoted.

Were their services inexpensive?

Perfection and exacting attention to detail is never cheap, but they were fair and did an EXCELLENT

job! Every single wire was the precise correct gauge had a small tag on it stating where it was to go.

What about the actual dash?

Step 2

For the restoration of the entire dash, the electroluminescent dome and every gauge and every

control in the carwe went to the acknowledged world experts, Jeff, Lyle and the wonderful team at JC Auto

in Lynnwood, Washington.

I honestly don't believe any company in the world knows more about these incredible

1960 and 1961 Chrysler 300 letter cars than Jeff and his team. They work on almost every

type of MoPar cars and over the last 6 months with many, many conversations I consider

JC Auto to be one of the most professional and honest company's I have encountered

in the vintage automobile industry.

Are they expensive? Of course....

If you want perfection and experience on workingon these very specialized intricate cars

since 1978, you shouldn't expect "bargain basement"pricing.

We are proud to have all the Chrysler 300 letter cars in our Garage Memories Collection...

1957 through 1961, both the convertibles and hardtops.

I am convinced that in less than 10 years, a 61 Chrysler 300G coupe in this condition

will command a price of $500,000 and a Convertible will approach $1,000,000.

How did we spend over $50,000 on just the dash and electrical functions?

Here is a partial list....and we have the receipts and paid invoices to document what we did.

Jeff was able to find a perfect used Electroluminescent dome and had it

restored to brand new condition....and I really do mean "BRAND NEW" condition.

We had the speedometer and odometer completely disassembled and restored.

We had our clock completely rebuilt and restored with a new quartz movement

We had our tachometer completely disassembled, restored and rebuilt.

We had the Touch-tune pushbutton radio, disassembled, restored and rebuilt.

We had the front and rear speakers completely rebuilt to original specs.

We had the front & rear speaker switch rebuilt and restored.

We had the power antenna switch rebuilt and restored the entire power

antenna motor & mechanism and bought a new antenna & antenna cable

from theback all the way to the dashand the radio.

We had all of the Transmission Torque-flite buttons & mechanism completely

rebuilt and restored.

We had the headlamp switch restored and rebuilt.

We had the courtesy lamp switch rebuilt and restored

We had the map lamp switch rebuilt and restored

We had the dome lamp switch rebuilt and restored.

We had the turn signal switch rebuilt and restored as well as the

turn signal canceling switch.

We had the variable speed wiper switch rebuilt and restored.

We had all of the A/C, defroster and heater switches rebuilt and restored.

We had the Power seat switch rebuilt.

We had the entire horn mechanism and horn relays either replaced or rebuilt.

We got very lucky and were able to find both the 4 power window switch assembly

as well as the two rear mounted power window switch assembly brand new in

1961 MoPar original boxes.

We also were fortunate and found a brand new original MoPar fuse block

in it's original MoPar box. YIKES this stuff is EXPENSIVE!

Every gauge works AS NEW.

Every light works exactly as it would have worked on a brand new Chrysler 300G

back in 1961.

The radio sounds incredible. Not only did JC Auto

do an incredible job on all the electronics, but they rebuilt the front

and rear speakers to perfection...I doubt if the radio sounded this good in 1961.

The AC blows ice cold......Brrrrrrr!

The clock keeps exact time. (original clock restored with new quartz movement)

All the gauges are accurate...including the Gas gauge, Amp meter,Temp gauge, Quartz clock

Oil pressure and every othergauge...if it required a sending unit to work....we bought new ones.

Whoever is lucky enough will absolutely marvel when they drive this car at

night and turn on the lights.....When I turned on the dash for the 1st time in this

car...pure car delight.....don't laugh...almost orgasmic..to think that Chrysler could build a

car so advanced in 1961 is truly amazing and a tribute to their genius engineers.

When we replaced the battery cables...we bought them from JC Auto...because we wanted the

exact cables that this car would have come with in 1961.

What about the steering wheel?

Step 3

Here again we went to a world renowned EXPERT,Bob Deneault with D & D Automobilia

in Lincolntown, NC.. He said it would take5-6 months. Bob restored our steering wheel in

just under 4 months. It is a very, verytedious process with almost 25 different stages to

the final result. It truly is a work of art and is described as being opalescent

EXPENSIVE?...Hell yes!

$1650 but the final product is worth every cent. And like

Greg in Canada and Jeff with JC Auto in Washington, Bob is one terrific guy.

We also want to thank Gil Cunningham, President of the Chrysler 300 letter club for all of

his assistance, the people atFCA (Chrysler/Fiat/Automobile) historical society who

were able to getus all the factorydocumentation and build card on this car, and last

but certainly not least thanks to GaryGoers in Kalispell, Montana who even though fighting

through some pretty serious health issues, is unquestionable the best source

in the world for everything related to Chrysler 300 letter cars.

I have only touched on some of the work that went into restoring this car....if your

seriously interested in owning this 300G, please give us a call at(954) 873-6495

and I'll share with you more of what went into this restoration.

The labor cost on removing all the switches, gauges, panelescent dome,electrical

motors and installing the new wiring harness exceeded $17,000 and took 7 months.

The job was finished by a real gentleman, a true professional and friend for more than 30 years, Steve Greenblatt

owner of International Sport Cars and restoration facility in Pembroke Park, Florida. Kudos to you Steve

moneywe spent with you was money well spent. Everyone at Garage Memories admires

your honesty and the professional work you and your team does! Thank you.

Call us at(954) 873-6495and we will gladly give you the lowest possible "buy it now" price

Step 4

The Paint

There were a couple of places on this car that had acquired small chips in the paint and were touched up.

We have a fantastic painter who matched the paint to perfection and we had the entire panels repainted and I would

challenge anyone to look at this car and to try and detect where this work was done. Forty years of painting cars

plus the use of a modern daycomputer that matches paint to perfection is a winning combination!

We are extremely fussy and are car lovers and collectors first and foremost. Before we even considerselling any car...

it first has to be nice enough to take it's place among all of our other cars in our museum.....Garage Memories.

Only then do we offer any car for sale!

Step 5...Making the car run, stop and drive like it did in 1961

Looking nice if a must...but so is they way it starts, idles, runs and drives. We made this car run anddrive

just as it looks...FANTASTIC!

We drained all the fuel from this car and added new fresh 93 Octane.

Hank removed the ORIGINAL Carter AFBcarburetors and had each professionally rebuilt.

We had afreshset of spark plugs installed and a new set of points and acondenser.

The radiator was drained and flushed and new anti-freeze installed. The Oil & Filter were changedand the chassis lubricated.

We installed a NEW factory correct ignition and ignition lock.

We completely rebuilt the brakes on this car. We had all the brake drums turned, had all the brake cylinders rebuilt

and had all new correct brake shoes installed on the car ($2525)

I drove this car. It goes like Gangbusters! As we use to say back in the late 50's & early 60'S"This Ride HAULS A**!"

If you grew up in Texas...."THIS DOG CAN HUNT!"

With the new brakes you can stop it aswell...but keep in mind this is a 4250 pound car Dry, (4600 lbs wet) and was

and is capable of 140MPH...so PLEASE drive careful & thoughtful. Please be very careful when you unleash this beast!

These cars were made to GO FAST....NOT TO STOP FAST!

Thanks to Hank who is part of the team at International Sport Cars and restoration, this is the best running Chrysler 300

letter car we have ever owned or even driven! Well done Hank!

We were fortunate to have found loads of NEW IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS BOX

some incredible 1961 Chrysler parts so we bought them all....they were installed in this car

All brand new factory original window switches (6) and much, much more including a new original fuse

block & power supply. We also bought from Gary Goers new aluminum driver's side floor scuff plates.



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We are constantly asked by all the top Auction Companies to please bring our extraordinary vintage

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Instead, we proudly choose to sell all of our cars to the worldwide audience of car collectors and car lovers

who love the opportunityto buy our cars without paying the 10% Buyer fees and high shipping costs as a

result of a "SpecialArrangement" with a few 'on auction site shippers.'

We welcome any pre-inspection of our cars by an Inspection company that is hired

by a potential buyer. If they have the proper insurance and a valid Driver's license we letthem drive the car as well.

We are extremely proud of the cars we offer which has resulted in a 100% feedback rating for more than 16 years.

We sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay in March of 2000. Prior to that, for 40 years we sold almost every car through print media.

We never try to just"Make a sale"because a sale is usually a one time event. Instead, we do our best to

"Make a customer"because a customer is forever and that's a VERY good thing in business.

I would urge you to call me ASAP at(954) 873-6495and I will share with you our lowest possible price...we will NOT respond

to e-mails requesting this information and will only share this with a live voice on the phone.

If you have a car that is fully restored or completely original and in EXCELLENT condition, we would welcome to take your car in trade.

Hire an inspector or even better come in person. Guaranteed to be a "NODISAPPOINTMENT"

1961 300G

We have beensellingthe best of the best in Vintage & antique classic cars on Ebay since March of 2000.

Over$400 MILLION DOLLARS of vintage cars and growing.

We have 986Positive Feedbacks, most are for Vintage cars.

In actuality, we have sold over 3000 vintage cars since 2000! However, only 1 out of 3 buyers

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Every car we sell has to be special and unique...no "drivers" "Fixer Uppers" or "20 Footers" just the best of the best!

We love either near perfect "original" cars or cars restored with an "open checkbook" to perfection!

Weunderstand that many collectors who are buying a car like this are doing so for investment purposes

and do not want anyone else to know their final price of acquisition.

Whatever your choice, we will respect your decision. We never disclose to anyone what the final purchase priceis of any of the "GARAGEMEMORIES" we sell.

We have sold almost 1/2of a billion dollars ofVintagecarsthruEbaymotors.com.


Call us at954-873-6495and we will give you the lowest acceptable price.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction.

Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional

mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).



Payment acceptable is a bank wire transfer or a verified Bank Cashier's check.

Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and

anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."

Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars

are still safe in your garage or warehouse&haven't evaporated into thin air!

Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.

We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattanto

Moscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.

Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!

Due to this car's higher value, most likely $500-$600 a year.

They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.

We recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.

We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector

We prefer you select & hire your own inspector.

As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!

SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...

all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...We will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone

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OUT-OF-THE-USA SHIPPING: Over the past 56 yearswe have shipped cars to more than 40 countries...

We can put you in contact with Mary Olson who will give you great service at a fair price.

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AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.

Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.

The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.

Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle. In fact, we would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agents.

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