Good point, Ron. The club does not certify cars. The closest thing would be a car that is concours judged at a meet. Day-of-show we can say what it was that day.
From what I understand, though I have not seen the paperwork, the VIN of this car was established to have been equipped with a manual transmission. There is also allegedly a
code suggesting it was a press car. Unless someone proves otherwise, my theory is that it was one of the several 300-Gs in the New York press launch, coverage of which we reprinted in News-Flite 146.
As Don pointed out, to suggest there is any direct "Daytona" or "race" connection to this car is false. The manual transmission was a new-for-1961 Heavy Duty unit used for many years after in many vehicles, not a specifically "high performance" or "race" transmission. The '61 race cars had that transmission, but so did some standard 300-Gs like this one.
Having a concours in Elkhart Lake. Bring that G!
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:40 PM, 'Ron Waters' ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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