When you think of a muscle car, images of brightly painted hot rods like a Plymouth Roadrunner or Dodge Superbee likely pop into your head. Not all muscle cars were so ostentatious, like the 1961 Chrysler 300G, for example, a car also known as ‘The Bankers Hot Rod’.
Jay Leno is a lucky owner of the 1 of 1,280 Chrysler 300G and recently featured his fast and flashy ‘letter car’ on an episode of his ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ web show. According to Leno, the fast full-size cars that came before the smaller American performance cars of the mid-to-late 1960s are “real muscle cars,” and his near-400 horsepower Chrysler is a perfect example of such a vehicle.
We could go on and on about the Chrysler 300G, but in the episode, Leno invites out Chrysler 300G expert Bob Jasinski to help teach us a thing or two about the rather obscure coupe. Jasinski knows a worrying amount of info about the 300G, so be sure to hear what he and Leno have to say in the video embedded above.