Actually got this yesterday... Candy apple red '60 Bonneville for a resto/rebuild. I love when the original builder actually follows the instruction to "use cement sparingly" and ignores the one to "scrape plating and paint from parts before cementing!" The result is that this beauty has very minor skirt rash. The fact that there are no antenna holes atop the quarter panels is even better! She's already been stripped and scrubbed and is ready to receive a roof from a rough hardtop in the stash. More here... http://public.fotki.com/Froghawk/smp-59-corvette-kit/candybonne3.html
I remember when the "Battle Aces of the Road" series was issued and thought it was a really nutty idea. But Aurora was having a tough time then, so I guess they were trying to make their comparatively good car kits appeal to airplane builders (like I was at the time.) MPC was going the other way, selling Airfix 1/72 scale aircraft with chrome plated customizing parts and wild decals to get car builders to build planes!
What? Bill, I thought you were gonna take a break from fins and chrome for awhile after finishing the Impala... But, hey, what better way to jump back into the flames from the frying pan than contemplating a project like this! I didn't see it mentioned in the thread so far, but the engine in the 300-G was a 413, not a 383. Not that it matters much since they were externally identical, I think. Perhaps a serious Mopar Motorhead can verify or clarify this for the record. What is definitely worth noting if you're doing a high-effort build, is that the 300-G (and '60 300-F) were on the longer 126" wheelbase of the New Yorker versus the 122" Windsor/Newport wheelbase. The problem is Johan made their '60 and '61 New Yorkers to match the 122" wheelbase, probably to allow them to use the same basic pattern for the short-wheelbase '60 Desoto Adventurer and the Chrysler. I think one of the reasons the AAM resin kits command such big bucks is that this discrepancy was corrected for their model. I'm pretty sure the added length is all in front of the cowl, so that the fenders and hood need to be four scale inches longer. It's also worth noting that the '62 300-H and non-letter 300 were on the 122" wheelbase, so that Johan kit is correct in that respect.
Wish I had dollar for every kit that couldn't be built to look like the box art without tons of sweat equity! Good luck with the build – this is a nice kit! Since this is only your second build I've got to say you're makin' me nervous showing the body on the paint stand already – don't paint that thing before you do some prep and plenty of test-fitting. "Just sayin'."