It appears the 400hp 300G build was handled in a similar way to the 400hp 300Fs. The build card was not quite complete - there was still the shipping date. So if these cars spent extra time in “Header House” or whatever, we can infer that from an unusually long spread from the schedule date to the shipping date.
The 281 code refers to the new-for-1961 Chrysler A-745 heavy duty 3-speed manual transmission, NOT to the 400hp package. The A-745 is the transmission for the “300G with Power Pack” (400hp) as detailed in the AMA Specifications.
The A-745 was also an option on 375hp 300Gs. To complicate matters, not all legitimate 3-speed manual Gs show the 281 code on the microfilm.
I do not believe anyone has an accurate exact number for manual transmission Gs produced. We can extrapolate from the 1961 Daytona Beach Flying Mile results that four 400hp 300Gs existed and ran there. I have seen one of these cars in person. I am not aware of any more than that to have been built or any more to have survived.
On Jul 5, 2016, at 4:29 PM, 'Bob Jasinski' rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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