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Chrysler 300G (1961)


Chrysler 300G (1961)

Continuing the well respected letter' cars from Chrysler which had started with the 1955 C-300, the 300G was a muscle car with much to offer. On getting in, you could swivel the front seats, which was a first, then once inside you had pushbutton transmission and stylish aluminium dashboard, plus optional air-conditioning, electric mirrors, and a self-seeking Music Master radio. Stiffer suspension was fitted underneath to make the heavyweight a much better-handling car than its predecessors, and a tough Dana rear axle was fitted to cope with the massive power. New was Chrysler's 'Cross Ram' intake manifold, which put the dual four-barrel carbs either side of the Max Wedge V8 motor, with very long intake runners. It worked for torque production, nearing the magic 500lb ft (677Nm) mark and making the 'G' extremely quick off the line. Just 337 were built as convertibles.

Chrysler 300G (1961) Specifications

Top speed:130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):8.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:413 ci (6,767 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:305 bhp (227 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:495 lb ft (671 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
Weight:4,315 lb (1,961 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.24 km/I)
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