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  • Interesting C-300 on EBay

    153K and still hasn't meet reserve!

    Mountain Home, AR

  • #2
    [] Certainly a pretty car.

    Can you imagine the guys on the assembly line putting those together in 1961? Never in their wildest dreams would they have considered that kind of money ever being bid for the car...much less the $4.00+ gasoline required to power it in 2008!

    Now, if it were mine and I just got done spending that many words describing how flawless the car was, I'd at least make my way to a salvage yard and scavenge the courtesy light lens from any old 1960-1961(?) Chrysler of the era before taking that photo of the radio face for this display! [}] BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


    • #3
      Bob, you are correct. The average line worker in a ChryslerPlant would have done his dundane routine task as always as the car went by never thinking about today's value of the car today much less then. However it is interesting to see this car bring this price on eBay considering today's economics. It also showss the buyers are out there if you have the correct item regardless of the price. Maybe we should go together and buy the seller a courtesy light lens.
      sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past


      • #4
        If I had that much money, I would look for a 60. I think the tail lights are so much better looking.

        Leonard Shepherd


        • #5
          Yikes.I know and have seen one of those in a barn
          (yep,a barn)near me.The story is the guy restored
          it himself in the 80's,took it to a local show and
          it was made fun of as it was a amateur resto.
          Owner drove it home parked it in the barn and said
          screw it,it can rot.No car cover and it was covered
          in a 1/2 inch of pidgeon poopwhen I saw it.
          My guess is the top has rotted off by now.
          We rescued a 13,000 mile 440+6 Challenger and a
          '69 Charger Daytona from the guy that day
          but the '61 and a Hemi Coronet are still there
          and slowly returning to the earth.
          We figured we were lucky to get the ones we got
          before he locked up the shed and they suffered the same fate.
          Mono mind in a stereo world


          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by lstude

            If I had that much money, I would look for a 60. I think the tail lights are so much better looking.
            Ah, but the '61 has a much cleaner grille/hood and front fender line!


            Clark in San Diego
            '63 F2/Lark Standard

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" |


            • #7
              quote:Ah, but the '61 has a much cleaner grille/hood and front fender line!

              Clark in San Diego
              I like both the 60 and 61 front ends, even this Saratoga front end which is not as nice as the 300.

              I would take this Saratoga for about a fourth of the money as the 300 that is posted


              I just [u]LOVE</u> these tail lights! []

              Leonard Shepherd


              • #8
                Personally, I liked the '55 300 and '56 300B best. I always thought that I would like to have a '55 300, a '55 Imperial hardtop and a '55 DeSoto hardtop. I would also settle for a '56 Plymouth Fury and a '56 Dodge D-500 (drove both back in the late 50s- very quick even with two-speed Powerflite trannies.)

                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                Museum R-4 engine
                1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
                1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine


                • #9
                  they seem to be real proud of there cars because it looks like they are all over priced

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