Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible

One of just 248 "F" convertibles made in 1960, this one happened to be a factory 'Toreador Red' car, and was in concours condition with 76 miles since restoration.  These were expensive cars when new and have been steadily appreciating in today's market.  Part of the appeal is the fabulous 413 Cross Ram motor, a design that would have been aesthetically outrageous if it were not so effective - a 300F won the Daytona Flying Mile in 1960 with a speed of 145mph.  Six were entered, they placed 1st - 6th.

I didn't put many miles on this car for a couple of reasons;  the low odometer and the car's high value.  I did, on one occasion, put my foot about halfway down and it was enough to raise the hairs on my neck.

This car was completely correct in detail, show quality throughout, and represented entry into an exclusive circle of 300F convertible owners, of which 78 are left worldwide.  Sold for $170K to a collector in Kentucky.

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