1961 Chrysler 300 G Convertible
Hershey - The Thomas F. Derro Collection
- Offered from The Thomas F. Derro Collection
- Formerly of the Tom Gerrard Collection
- One of only 337 convertibles built
- Very rare factory-correct air conditioning
- Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Senior First Prize winner
The convertible offered here was formerly part of the renowned Tom Gerrard collection of award-winning American convertibles. It was added to the Derro Collection in 2009, via their mutual friend Tom White, and as recently as 2013 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. It was recently detailed and had the top end of the engine rebuilt, and presents absolutely beautifully, with a consistent quality throughout rarely seen in 300 restorations, as typical for cars that were part of these two distinguished collections. Indeed, the car reportedly incorporates numerous “NOS” pieces, including the carburetor, window switches, and headlamp lenses, and the underhood detailing is factory-correct and exceptional.
In all regards it is ready for further enjoyment, on either show field or open highway, or to complete a collection of the finest “Letter Car” convertibles.