1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible

Chrysler’s 300 “letter series” defied expectations. These luxurious cars, built from 1955 to 1965, brought muscle and style to a bygone era. Each year received a unique letter, influencing the rise of muscle cars.

The legend began with the 1955 C-300, packing a monstrous 300-horsepower Hemi V8 and dominating NASCAR. By 1960, the 300-F boasted a revolutionary 413ci engine and Chrysler’s innovative automatic transmission. This powerhouse, with nearly 400 horsepower, was a champion on the track.

Visually, these cars were unforgettable. Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” design featured the era’s most outrageous tailfins, complemented by a bold grille. Inside, swiveling bucket seats and a glowing instrument panel offered a touch of space-age luxury.

A throwback to the 1930s, where luxury met performance, these Chrysler 300s were rare and powerful. Only 1,250 1960 F series models were built, with a mere 248 convertibles adding to their collectability.

Photos by Ross Kyker courtesy of RM Sotheby’s