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





Thank you for the update.  Nice to know that his white 300F special hardtop is still intact.

Since all 300F specials were converted by Chrysler after the assembly line, there is no way to verify if any of the existing cars were converted by third party, except through documented history.  Whether the black 300F special convertible was Chrysler converted in 1960 or converted later by a third party, it is what it is now and just as distinctive in it's own right.

Chris the K MANIAC


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From: nick@xxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'Chrysler 300 List' <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, Feb 8, 2020 9:37 pm
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Pont-à-Mousson Black F Convertible

 
He displays the car with a sign on it stating the following:
 
1960 CHRYSLER 300 F SPECIAL
4-SPEED CONVERTIBLE
 
1 OF 2 EVER EQUIPPED WITH:
FRENCH PONT-A-MOUSSON TRANS. &
APPROX. 450 H.P. CROSS RAM INDUCTED 413 C.I. ENGINE
COMPLETE FRAME-OFF RESTORATION IN 2006
 
OWNER: DON PETTY
 
That sure sounds like a claim that it’s a factory 4-speed convertible. Or at the very least, very misleading.
 
Nick.
 
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of John spiers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2020 4:45 PM
To: Chrysler 300 List <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Pont-à-Mousson Black F Convertible
 
 
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.”
 
Tony

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