Re: [Chrysler300] Pont-à-Mousson Black F Convertible
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Re: [Chrysler300] Pont-à-Mousson Black F Convertible





About 10 years ago, I was at Don Petty's shop and there was a light green Facel Vega parked in the street in front of his shop. 

Best regards, Jim

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM John spiers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 

FYI, 


I was at Don's house in 2014.  He had both the white 4-speed coupe and the black 4-speed convertible at that time.. 

He did not claim the convertible was an original 4sp car, only that when that he bought the car, it had all the rare 4speed parts in the trunk, including the bellhousing, transmission and headers. The parts possibly came from a Facel-Vega or maybe a factory-built 4-speed 300F otherwise lost.

Maybe not original, but I wouldn't mind owning it.

John Spiers 


On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 1:55 PM, kmaniak@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
 

A little history on Don Petty.  Over 30 years ago, Don Petty owned what I believe was the only other surviving 300F special of the original 7.  It was a white hardtop.  Now that the black 300F special convertible has appeared in his possession, the white 300F hardtop has since disappeared.  Coincidence?  I think not.



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From: Tony Rinaldi awrdoc@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Chrysler 300 List <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 9:28 am
Subject: [Chrysler300] Pont-à-Mousson Black F Convertible

 

Hi To All,


In this month’s Hemmings Bible there is a 2 page spread re a 4 speed Pont-à-Mousson black F convertible. 

I searched the Hemmings site and found the full original article from 2017. 

A CHRYSLER 300F CONVERTIBLE PACKING A RARE FOUR-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX

By Jeff Koch from the June 2017 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines


The car was owned by Don Petty, brother of Lee Petty. 

Previously, there was a white F GT owned by Tom Turner?

Some say the Petty car was made up?

Whatever the case, the article is quite informative. 

Enjoy reading about the details of the GT 300 racing legends and how Chrysler got around the rules by hiding the fact that the GTs were “factory supported.”



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