The embossed deck lid "spare tire" was deleted on the tidier 1961 300-G, which introduced an upside-down trapezoid grille and canted, vertical quad headlights. A heavy-duty three-speed manual was reinstated as an option to replace the French four-speeder, and the 300 reverted to 15-inch wheels for the first time since 1956.
1961 Chrysler 300-G hardtop coupe.
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The 1962 300-H rode a 4-inch-shorter wheelbase, but retained the same basic look aside from being shorn of its fins.
Pluses of the 1960-1962 Chrysler 300F/300G/300H:
- Less costly now than earlier 300s
- Aggressive good looks
- 300-H's finless rear
- Improved assembly quality
- Speedy and well-furnished as ever
- Definite ruster
- Very thirsty
- Requires high octane
- 2-door hardtop: 964
- Convertible: 248
- 2-door hardtop: 1280
- Convertible: 337
- 2-door hardtop: 435
- Convertible: 123
Length, inches: 219.7 (1960-61), 215.3 (1962)
Wheelbase, inches: 126.0 (1960-61), 122.0 (1962)
Weight, pounds: 4,010-4,315
Price, new: $5,090-5,841
Engines for the 1960-1962 Chrysler 300F/300G/300H:
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