[Chrysler300] FW: 3N1001 For Sale (NOT!)
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[Chrysler300] FW: 3N1001 For Sale (NOT!)

P.T. Barnum was an optimist.  There are more than one suckers born every minute and I’m one of them.  


The ad for the first letter car “Adam-1” was an apparent scam but the car does have a great owner and a great story.  Read and heed.


If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. 


Rich Barber-Wishing all a safe and sane Independence Day with special remembrances and thanks to those that have made it possible for over 240 years.


From: Josh [mailto:josh@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 10:20 AM
To: Rich Barber <c300@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 3N1001 For Sale



Hey Rich,


  Sure, post it if you want.  I wouldn't consider it an error, you've done nothing wrong.  Those kind of ads are super common.


  Hope you have a great 4th too!


  Best regards,





Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 4, 2016, at 9:59 AM, Rich Barber <c300@xxxxxxx <mailto:c300@xxxxxxx> > wrote:



My error and a great story.  I can’t tell if it came from you or the server.  I need to flag my error on the server.  May I forward your response to the faithful?


Have a great Independence Day.


Rich Barber



From: josh@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:josh@xxxxxxxxxx>  [Chrysler300] [mailto:Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 8:16 AM
To: c300@xxxxxxx <mailto:c300@xxxxxxx> 
Subject: Re: 3N1001 For Sale


  Hello Rich,

  I've owned this car for over a year and it's not for sale.  The ad is a fake, lifted from the ad a year ago.

  The original factory engine in 1001 is 005.  The engine in 1001 has many of the original engine's parts on it, but the block in 1001 is from Lee Petty's New Yorker Coupe.  

  The text that you found is copied from the ebay ad, which is not accurate.  1001 & 1002 were pilot cars and built before regular production in March. 1003 was built in March.  Booth 1001 & 1002 were taken to Daytona Beach in mid Feb and 1001 was raced by Vicki Wood and Brewster Shaw on the sand in the NASCAR sponsored Flying Mile... then used by Lee Petty to convert his NY coupe to a C300 and raced in the big Sunday NASCAR Grand National race (Long story short, Lee bought a brand New Chrysler NY Coupe to race before the C300 was announced and was angry that he didn't have one of the "New" C300s.  He threw a fit and this was the solution).  Because Lee won 2nd, his car was impounded and the engine was torn down (meaning engine 1005 became a table of disassembled parts). 

 I've confirmed with Richard Petty that him and his father had disassembled 1001 at San Juan Motors, but I completely forgot to ask if they reassembled it there afterwards, or if Brewster Shaw had his crew put it back together (I'll have to ask).  At any rate, all the sheet metal and trim were returned to 1001. Also, all the obvious C300 engine parts from engine #1005 were returned... but for whatever reason Lee Petty left Daytona with the 1005 engine block and Brewster Shaw was left with all the 300 items installed onto the block from Petty's NY coupe.  1001 left Daytona immediately after the racing, with an engine that visually looked like the factory 300 engine, but the block was no longer "correct".   Petty's New Yorker engine block has never been replaced and frankly, I plan on leaving it.

  That's the long answer to what engine was in it... and what it's got now.   The new ad is a guy re-posting the original ad and trying to scam someone.


  Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Posted by: "Rich Barber" <c300@xxxxxxx>

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