Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY ONE: 1961 Chrysler 300
Don Verhoff is a modest, low-key guy who just happens to like really fast cars. He doesn’t make a big deal about them, but chances are if it’s got wheels and it’s in Verhoff’s garage, it’s really fast.
So it’s only fitting that when Verhoff was in the market for a finned-era MoPar a few years back that he stumbled up perhaps the fastest specimen of the time — a sweet 1961 Chrysler 300-G hardtop. Make no mistake, among all the fast company in his garage, the fancy and horsepower-packed Chrysler with the prominent fins fits right in.
“It was called the banker’s hot rod at the time. It was the fastest car on the road, even the Corvettes — nobody had anything close to 300 hp,” chuckles Verhoff, a resident of Oshkosh, Wis. “This thing would outrun anything on the road at the time.”
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