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Moe Parr
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Happy to add another Chrysler 300 to my group which includes '55, '56 & '57 hardtops, '59 & '60 open convertibles, and now this top-up '61.

It's by M.A.E. Scale Models, and according to the bottom plate it was made in Canada in 1984.

20220603 221529
20220603 221609
20220603 221555

Anyone else have this one, or maybe in a different color or body style?

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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This one looks great ! I have a 1961 DeSoto and 1960 Chrysler 300, both in 1/18 scale but this era 300 would be a treat to have in 1/43 scale, too.


   
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John Sharisky
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I have five of the MAE (Mini Auto Emporium) 300G's.

Note that two of these have extra factory details.

I'm a huge fan of the Chrysler Letter Cars. The 300G being a particular favorite.

Just for kicks, I've included a scan of the cover of an August 1961, 16 page, Car and Driver magazine supplement. It's a very comprehensive record of the genesis, development and history (up to that time) of the 300. This might be where the nickname "The Beautiful Brute" was first used.

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John Sharisky
Marlborough, Massachusetts USA


   
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Moe Parr
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John, great collection! I especially like the copper colored top-down version.

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY


   
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John Sharisky
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...the copper colored top-down version.

Note that I have two.

I remember these being listed in the Auto Fanatics (in California?) catalog in the 1980's - but not being able to afford them at the time. I don't recall the versions with the added chrome details being listed.

John Sharisky
Marlborough, Massachusetts USA


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Posted by: @john-sharisky

I remember these being listed in the Auto Fanatics (in California?) catalog in the 1980's - ...

There were a few MAE in the 1991 TfC catalog!

TfC 1991 Handbuilts

 


   
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