During our time at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise, we crossed paths with Chrysler enthusiast Denielle Armstrong, who was paying tribute to her late mother by showcasing her mom’s 1962 Chrysler 300 Sport Series at our display.
The 1962 Chrysler 300 non-letter series was offered in addition to the 300H. The 300 was similar in appearance to the New Yorker, but more moderately priced — with a price tag falling somewhere between the New Yorker and the Newport.
The Bermuda Turquoise 1962 Chrysler 300 was Anne Armstrong’s beloved Chrysler, known to her family and friends as the “Beautiful Brute” — and a brute it was. A true automotive enthusiast who mastered the art of driving and rebuilding engines, Denielle’s mother also drag raced cars in the 1960s. She could talk “engines” with anyone and even became a member of a gentlemen’s-only hot rod club.
Denielle also has a special connection with the car and recalls hearing her mother talk about driving the car while nine months pregnant. “She drove on Sunday, and I was born that next Tuesday,” said Denielle.
Taking as much pride as her late mother in the Chrysler 300, Denielle ensured the turquoise hue continued to shine for onlookers all day. In the future, she plans to take Anne’s 1962 “Beautiful Brute” to as many places as Anne herself would have wanted to go.
Thank you, Denielle, for sharing the beautiful story of your Mom’s beautiful 1962 Chrysler 300! Be sure to check out the Facebook fan page for more pictures of the Beautiful Brute.