1961 Chrysler 300G Covertible makes $130,000 in Verde auction


2015-06-26 13:10:48


1961 Chrysler 300G Covertible makes $130,000 in Verde auction

A rare 1961 Chrysler 300G Covertible led the Verde Classics Museum auction

A rare 1961 Chrysler 300G Covertible took the top spot at Mecum Auctions' sale of the Verde Classics Museum Collection, held on February 25 in Florida.

Chrysler 300G ConvertibleThe 300G was the last of Virgil Exner's designs to feature the fins for which he had become known

The car, one of the finest of its kind, realised $130,000, as 100% of Fran and Ron Green's personal collection was sold. In total, the 75 collector cars and 470 lots of road art and memorabiliamade an impressive $3.7m.

The Chrysler is one of just 338 produced in 1961 and, having won the Antique Automobile Club of America's (AACA) first place honours in both 2002 and 2004, it is undoubtedly one of the top surviving examples. Itwasthe last of Virgil Exner's brilliant designs to feature the trademark fins for which he was famous.

Boasting an impressive 413/375hp V-8 engine with a cross-ram intake system and two four-barrel carburettors fitted as standard, the 300G couples its luxury appearance with enough muscle to impresscome race day.

Volkswagen 13 window busRaring to go: this 1967 Volkswagen has just received a six year restoration and is in spectacular condition

Perhaps the most exciting sale of the day was a 1967 13-window Volkswagen bus, which had just undergone a completesix year restoration before appearing in the sale. The iconic Type 2 Transporter sold for $100,000 in fantastic all-original condition, accompanied by a photographic record of the restoration.

Iconic cars were hot property in the sale, with a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Covertible following close behind the Volkswagen at $97,000. Sporting Ferrari's Rosso Corso red paint, the Corvette had just undergone an eight year body-off nut and bolt restoration.

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