I am trying to research the Special Order code “SO C322” on my 300B, 3N562031 which was a special order owned for more than 25 years by the late Mr Ken Perry, who lived in Oakland then moved to Grass Valley California. I was excited to learn recently that Ken in his lifetime was a recipient of the prestigious "Hudson Auberlin" Award on 25th June 2000 at the Chrysler 300 Club meet in Denver Colarado.
This award has only been extended 4 times up till this time, so I thought that this fact might rekindle some memory of Ken amongst CA enthusiasts out there, who might share with me some history of Ken & his cars, particularly his 300B which I am now the proud owner.
A number of club experts have considered what the SO might represent, however to date nothing firm can be determined. Despite this I am grateful for their efforts. I suspected it might have been related to either the seat belts, or more likely now the front antenna delete, considering my B had twin rear antenna’s from new and never had a hole in the front guard.
I am sure Mr Perry knew what it was he owned, and it is sad sometimes when a little History is lost with the passing of our fellow enthusiasts. It is just my hope that perhaps I can piece some history together again and document it with the car, for the benefit of my own historical interest and that of future collectors.
Look forward to any help in keeping the history alive. Best Regards
Sean Morgan in Australia