Bonham's did a nice job at hiding the fact that the car
is a fabrication. The headline should not say that it is a convertible. They are
They should pull the auction. Otherwise, they are
inviting a law suit.
Looks like they used portions of this.
At the very bottom on the web page for the car. Lots of scrolling
Sent from my iPhone 9x plus on the Nynex network..
is what the club officially said about this car.
We do appreciate your willingness to investigate the
authenticity of the car in question. The Chrysler 300 Club
International, Inc. Board has issued our response below. We ask that you
either use it in its entirety or not at all. We think that should
alleviate any misunderstandings on the part of a potential
assistance from the Chrysler 300 Club International, understands that it is now most likely
that this vehicle was refashioned
as a convertible sometime in or before the 1980s. Chrysler Corporation's Microfilm shows the VIN tag 8403129575 was original
to a Black 300F Coupe built on or around February 15, 1960. It
should be further noted that the
Code Tag is stamped in places, rather than pressed, showing it has been altered. The Chrysler 300 Club International Inc
cannot verify that this car is or ever was a Chrysler or a 300 or a
convertible from the information given. Bonhams urges bidders to inspect
the vehicle accordingly. It is sold ‘as
The car is listed on line at the Bonhams auction. It does mention an
amendment with the help of the Chrysler 300 Club. It appears that this is
the only change to the listing and the prices are still pretty high and
states it is one of a few CV produced that year. The display page can be
Also, I met with a Bonham’s representative yesterday
about the cut convertible they are selling. They are adding an
addendum to the on-line description and have a revised estimate (I’m not
sure they are posting that) of $80,000 I think.
Seller (obviously) had no idea they owned a cut car and
was very disappointed to find out.