Cool Car of the Week

Paul Thomassen’s 1961 Chrysler 300 G
Paul Thomassen’s 1961 Chrysler 300 G

Paul Thomassen
Pella, IA
1961 Chrysler 300 G

Paul’s 1961 Chrysler 300 G is only one of 445 known hardtop Chrysler 300’s built in 1961 that have been accounted for in any condition.  The car is in it’s original pristine condition and has not been restored, repainted or reupholstered.  It also has very low milage with only 67,000 miles.  The original dealer sticker price in 1961 for this vehicle was $6,257 – which was incredibly expensive at the time – which was one of the reasons why the Chrysler 300 was referred to as the “Banker’s Hot Rod.”

Paul’s Chrysler has Air Condition, power front swivel seats, deluxe AM MRadio and a passenger side view mirror as well as a 413 CrossRam engine with duel four barrel carbs.

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