Industrial Strength is back and badder than ever at RK Motors Charlotte!
Since weve pretty much made it our lifes goal to become your number one source for all things Mopar, its no secret most of our staff gets a little weak in the knees when it comes to classic Auburn Hills muscle. You see, the very foundation of many old school Chrysler fans dreams are made of the days when buyers could walk straight into a dealership and buy a race-ready platform right off the showroom floor. Once those same gearheads realized they could walk straight into our showroom and live those dreams through cars like our 1 of 5 Street Wedge 440 http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/inventory/active#!/1964-Dodge-440/132691 our aluminum Max Wedge Belvedere http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/inventory/active/1964-Plymouth-Belvedere/133081#!/ or something like this highly original, magazine featured Dodge Polara 500, our showroom became somewhat of a Mopar Mecca. And is there any wonder why? As one of only nine 426 Ramcharger Polaras believed to exist, our latest Industrial Strength Pentastar is one of the highest quality, best documented and historically significant muscle cars on the planet. If youre a diehard Chrysler fan whos been trying to get a lock on a pure, investment grade Max Wedge Mopar, its time to make your pilgrimage to RK Motors Charlotte!
Imagine, if you will, that its 1963 and you just bought a brand new 409 cubic inch Impala SS. Youre big, youre bad, and youre the king of the streets, right? But then, one sad day in bowtie land, this sinister Polara trots up next to you at a stop light and, by the time youre under the green light, all you see is Elwood Engels tail lights growing smaller in the distance. What the heck just happened? Well, 426 cubic inches, 11 to 1 compression, dual quads on a cross ram intake and a set of 3.91 gears all conspired to put train lengths on your storied 4-0-9. But hey, no worries; at least your Impala is prettier, right?
This particular Polara 500 was delivered to a resident of Broken Bow, Nebraska on December 15, 1962 and proceeded to beat up unsuspecting Impalas and Galaxies for the next year of its life. Unfortunately, by 1964, the cars owner was having trouble making his payments and promptly hocked his prize Dodge to a gentleman who decided to shove it in a barn and store it. In 1994 a few stars aligned and the solid classic was rediscovered by Norm Brady who immediately had it authenticated by well-known Mopar expert Galen Govier. Directly after that the massive 426 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt by late NASCAR champion Alan Kulwickis father. Additional restoration was then performed along with a full detail as the car changed hands thrice more. And eventually, the sonorous hardtop would receive a 100% authentic interior and end up back in the hands of its fourth owner number for a second, extended stay. All total, this awesome Mopar has changed hands eight times via seven owners. And as it sits, showing just 49,974 original miles and in solid, 100% factory correct condition, its definitely the kind of classic that inspires very strong emotions!
Before we go any further, heres a look at how Galen Govier broke down this blue chip Dodges original VIN and fender tag:
64: Dodge Polara 500 V8
3: 1963 model year
2: Assembled at Chryslers Hamtramck, Michigan manufacturing facility
137661: Production sequence number
1204: Scheduled for production on Tuesday December 4, 1962
0323: Shipping order number
64: Dodge Polara 500 V8
2: 2-door hardtop
TR65: Polara 500 trim with vinyl buckets
M6: Alabaster interior
PB: Onyx roof paint
NB: Onyx body paint
TM: Ivory Polara 500 body mouldings
A2: Pushbutton Torqueflite automatic transmission
G1: AM radio thats complete with a front speaker
J5: Front heater with defroster
Q9: 426 cubic inch, 2x4-barrel Max Performance V8 with 415 horsepower
Y2: Sold car
The black flanks on this mirror-like Polara are exceptional. Ive said it a million times and Ill say it again here: if youre going to paint it black, youd better make it perfect. Take one look at this Dodges rounded body and youll see that someone clearly spent a ton of time massaging its sheet-metal into outstanding condition as theres nary a wave or ripple anywhere. The cars panel gaps are excellent, and the reflections in its bodys surface are undistorted and virtually a mile deep. Honestly, this is exactly how show-winning bodywork should look. Everything appears to have been professionally executed, and although that work was done quite some time ago, the cars fresh and solid appearance is a testament to the outstanding care it has received.
Not dripping with chrome or flashy ornamentation, this Dodges trim is understated and fitting. When these cars hit the streets they definitely spoke softly, and thats probably a good thing given their eccentric styling. Naturally, all the accessories you see on this cars body have been professionally restored to better-than-new condition and still look excellent today. Theres a couple pounds of stainless thats straight, free of dings and blemishes, and obviously a fan of the polishing wheel. Theres properly restored emblems. All lenses are clear. And the glass, which is original stuff, carries an assortment of vintage racing stickers. Too cool!
Hoist this Polaras Onyx Black hood and youll find a date-correct RB V8 which wears an authentic 2406730-1 casting number below an October (10) 29th (29) date code and a 426 cubic inch (426) Max Wedge (7M-P) engine stamp. Providing big horsepower and absolutely brutal torque numbers, this old school Mopar monster has built a hard-fought reputation for being one of the best competition motors ever created. All the big engines high octane chutzpah is housed in a glossy Hemi Orange block which hangs an attractive set of 4-bolt, RAMCHARGER 426 branded valve covers over date-correct heads and correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Air and a steady stream of premium pump gas is supplied by two correct 3447 Carter AFB carburetors that are sandwiched between two satin black air cleaners, two canister fuel filters and the engines original high performance dual quad intake manifold. Charge comes courtesy of a freshly rebuilt alternator that spins fresh V-belts via Max Wedge exclusive pulleys. Compression is sparked by eight high quality Packard plug wires that are snapped onto a high quality points distributor. And the resultant combustion is cooled by a heavy duty radiator that comes complete with fresh Chrysler hoses and new squeeze clamps. Visually, the cars glossy black engine compartment is clean and understated. Thanks to a professional tuning and ample break in time, the big engine runs just as well today as when it rolled out of its Nebraska showroom almost 50 years ago. And naturally, all the little details like new decals, stainless fluid lines and a reproduction Mopar red cap battery are present and accounted for.
According to the Auburn Hills gang, nothing tracks down the road with the confidence of a torsion bar Mopar. And when you combine that surefootedness with this Polaras dragon slaying powertrain, youre in for the ride of your life! The high powered big block churns torque through an original pushbutton Torqueflite transmission to a correct Sure Grip rear end that spins tough 3 ...For more information please call the seller.