Re: [Chrysler300] Pont-a Mousson 4 speed pictures
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Re: [Chrysler300] Pont-a Mousson 4 speed pictures

Yes the 3 speed was a truck transmission. 

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On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3:03 PM, Jim Pristelski ajp002@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


My understanding was that Chrysler Corp felt that some of the GM 1961 models, especially Pontiac, had a price advantage over Chrysler.  So, they came out with the 1961 Windsor 4 door sedan with the 3 speed manual tranny at a base price of $2964.  It also came with rubber floor mats instead of carpeting.  Also, the same features were available in a 2 door hardtop for about $50 more.  I remember this because my dad was a Chrysler dealer at the time and he sold a few of these cars.  But the automatic tranny was still preferred by most customers despite the increased price.  

Best regards, Jim

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 11:44 AM Cox Scooter465@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

John Hertog had a 61 Newport 3 speed stick.

I drove it not much fun
No synchromesh.
I was told it was basically
A truck transmission.
Only offered so they could
List the automatic as a option
For more money.
Bob Haag

Bob Haag

On May 21, 2020, at 12:37 PM, 'Bob Jasinski' rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Motor Life, April 1961 has an article on a 300G stick coupe. the pictures show the shifter to the left of the console.  I’ve also seen a 300G coupe with a factory stick shift back in the ‘80s at a local show.  I’m told they are difficult to drive, no syncro in first, and the clutch pedal was heavy.  The article states that the idle speed was at 1100 RPM, and the writer had an issue with it.


Bob J




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