CAR OF THE MONTH
The 300G of 1961 marked the final expression of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” and continued to represent perhaps the ultimate American automotive statement of the era. Stylistic revisions for 1961 included canted headlamps and a revised rear-end treatment. According to a test by Car Life, the 375 BHP, 413 CUI wedge-head V8 offered ample performance with its tuned dual cross ram intake, propelling the 4,200 lb. 300G from rest to 60 miles per hour in just over eight seconds. For 1961, there were just 337 300G convertibles built with only 124 believed to be remaining.
In 2013 this 300G was an Antique Automobile Club of America Senior First Prize winner. Finished in the year correct color of Mardi Gras Red with a tan interior, the car is equipped with many of the available “goodies,” including very rare factory correct air conditioning, power everything, swiveling front seats and chrome wire wheels.