This is the (abbreviated) weekend where I look at eBay listings with the search terms Fury, Polara, or Newport, and then highlight some of the odd stuff that comes up. The Dodge Polara has always been an oddball nameplate, never selling very well when compared to the competition (Pontiac Catalina, Buick LeSabre, Mercury Monterey, Oldsmobile Delta 88) but I always thought they were a neat and tidy package in the middle-of-the-road affordable luxury class, at that time. Let’s see what I have managed to dredge up…
This is a 1961 Dodge Polara 4-Door Hardtop, and on the surface, it looks very good. But there is a problem, at least in my mind. It is very white, amd the two-tone seems to be done very well, what is with the White Bumpers? These should have been re-chromed at the very least… and it doesn’t get better from here. The interior has been restored (or updated), where oh where are the original trim pieces like the name plates, or the trunk lock for that matter.
This car is offered by a “Hot Rod” shop, so they were probably going to do a “Restomod”, or maybe a “Rat Rod”, but ended up with neither. Some of these things can be put back right, and the price is rather reasonable for a wacky daily driver at $7,200. So what do you think about it? See the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”190787844898″ linktext=”1961 Dodge Polara 500″ ]
Here is an original 1969 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible. This body style was from the Chrysler “Fuselage” era, between 1969 and 1973, which I find very well done. This convertible has seen only 74,000 miles during its life, and seems to have a large number of options, including Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Bucket Seats, Center Console, Tilt Steering Wheel, and more. But there is one option that is rather unusual, and it was called the Dodge Super-Lite. This was a special, high-intensity quartz-iodine lamp, coupled to precision optics and a unique lite-pattern mask. From the Dodge period brochures, it was stated that the Super-Lite projects a beam of light almost as far as the conventional high-beams, without blinding oncoming drivers, or bothering the drivers ahead of you. You can see this optional light housed within the grill.
This car has it all… Vent Windows, Fender Turn Signal Indicators, Delta Shaped Tail Lamps… what more could you want? The price seems rather reasonable at $13,999, so tell me what you think after you look at the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”140907776326″ linktext=”1969 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible” ]
This is a 1972 Dodge Polara 4-Door Hardtop, located in Tennessee. This is the low-line Custom series, with a couple of options that seemed to be installed on every Plymouth, Chrysler or Dodge of this time period. This is thanks to what Chrysler termed as the “Sales Bank”. You see, Chrysler kept producing cars even thought they had no orders from their dealers, then stored these cars all around the plants producing them. The cars produced had an odd mix of optional equipment, depending what the supply was. Take this car for example: It has a Vinyl Roof, Air Conditioning, and full Wheel Discs, and an AM radio. But it also has the basic Cloth and Vinyl Interior, smallest V-8 engine, and very little else.
It’s still a great 70s Daily Driver if you want something a little different, and the price seems downright cheap for a car with 82,000 Miles on the clock… $2,700 But-It-Now! Tell me what you think of this car after you see the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”140910220886″ linktext=”1972 Dodge Polara Custom Sedan” ]
This is a 1963 Dodge Polara “Max-Wedge” Convertible. It’s unique, and very pricy, and according to the listing:
You are looking at HISTORY, this 1963 Dodge Polara 500 Max Wedge Convertible set a national NHRA Record in B/SA class at a speed of 123.42 MPH and/or an elapsed time of 10.89 seconds in the 1/4 mile. A certificate of performance was issued to this vehicle and it’s owner Mike Davis. You are not only buying a classic collectable vehicle, you are buying a piece of race world history. This is also one of three factory max wedge convertible cars built like this. All aluminum front end that was installed by Dan Dvorak in 1970. In 1963 this car was at New York Auto Show as a factory built unique car, we have all documentation. This unique vehicle is one of a kind numbers matching all original vehicle. It is heavily documented and all the documents are available to be faxed over or emailed up on request. You can make this part of history a part of your private collection!!!!!
This car is offered at $200,000!!! Now I don’t know about you, but I was just watching the Mecum Auction this weekend, and I saw cars that were a lot more lustworthy that were going foe a lot less. What do you think? See the listing here.[sc:ebay itemid=”261161003175″ linktext=”1963 Dodge Polara 500 Max Wedge Convertible” ]