1960 Chrysler 300

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    8403117936
  • Lot number 
    155
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1960 Chrysler 300F
Year: 1960
Make: Chrysler
Model: 300F
Body: 2-Door Coupe LHD
Odometer: Indicating miles
Engine: 6.8L V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Toreador Red / Tan
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Masterful restoration completed between 2003 and 2014, costing nearly $250,000
- Restored in a completely original fashion
- 1 of only 969 coupes worldwide
- Extensive history and documentation

This 300F is a true time capsule, presenting in a highly original fashion. Between 2003 and 2014, this example was subject to a masterful restoration at a total cost of around $250,000. During this process no expense was spared and extreme attention to detail was paid. The Toreador Red paintwork is flawless and is enhanced by its contrasting tan interior. The undercarriage and engine bay are spotless; a testament to the outstanding level of restoration.

It's matching-numbers 6.8L V8 produces 375hp and is mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, both of which are in excellent mechanical condition. As one of the fastest cars in its day, the 300F also provided the comfort and luxury expected of an American grand tourer. During the restoration process a complete driveline refurbishment was completed, making this example a pleasure to drive.

Accompanying this 300F is an extensive history file containing detailed photos and receipts of the restoration process, original spare keys, original brochures, ownership history, parts lists and service manuals.

When the 1960 Chrysler 300F was unveiled to the public, it cemented the Chrysler Letter Series into a class of its own and was hailed by the press as the most beautiful car America has ever built. Its sleek, yet elegant aircraft-inspired body lines were complemented by a 6.8L V8 powerhouse, delivering ground-breaking performance for its time, and resulting in it's fitting nickname “the Gentleman's Hot Rod”. Only 1217 of these iconic vehicles were built in a short one-year production run and only 969 of these were coupes, making this 300F extremely rare and highly collectable.

Chassis: 8403117936

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1688

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