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The 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible: A High-Performance Luxury Convertible

For those who like to add rarity to their performance numbers, the 1961 Chrysler 300G is an alternate Mopar performance car that is admired for its remarkable blend of power and beauty. Only 1,280 hardtops and 337 convertibles were produced.

The 413-cubic-inch wedge V-8 engine that powered the 300G model produced 495 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm and 375 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. The internal runners of the unique Short Ram variant, designed for fast, high-performance cars, were 15 inches long, allowing the engine to produce 400 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.

The Chrysler 300G was first offered for the 1961 model year and came in either a two-door hardtop or a convertible body style. The convertible's 6.8L "Wedge" V8 engine was the same as that in the 300G Hardtop. Just 337 300G convertibles were produced, and they were only offered for the 1961 model year.

A sub-model of the Chrysler New Yorker, the Chrysler 300 "letter series" are high-performance, personal luxury vehicles that were produced by Chrysler in the United States from 1955 to 1965. The 1956 models were known as 300B after the first year, which was known as C-300 for its standard 300 horsepower (220 kW) 331 cu in (5.4 L) FirePower V8. The following letter of the alphabet was assigned to succeeding model years.

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