1961 Chrysler 300G – Jay Leno’s Garage

Designed by the father of the “100 Million Dollar Look”, Virgil Exner, the 1961 Chrysler 300G was affectionately known as “The Bankers Hotrod”. Jay, along with Model G Expert Bob Jasinski, gives us an in-depth look at Chrysler’s first true gentlemen’s sports car.


  1. My late ex-brother-in-law had a 1962 Chrysler 300. I only recall that the car had a lot of torque.

  2. Jay's right – I never paid attention to these as a youngster but in looking at the styling and engineering that went into this vehicle now in the age of every plastic piece of junk that's a variation on the same theme – this sucker is gorgeous!

  3. The original Bat 🦇 Mobile.

    Turbines to speed,, We’ve got to round up Clock ⏰ King before he can unwind his devious plans!

  4. Beautiful car both inside and out. Bob asks Jay did your mechanics follow the manual word for word when they tuned it up? Jay says well, no we just tuned it up. Seeing the body bounce up and down at 23.15 is funny.

  5. I remember the 300G and the 300F before it. I was already interested in cars and went to the Chrysler dealership and looked at a 300G in person. Loved the long ram manifolds, which were gold and not red if memory serves,. Still, wonderful times.

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