From the "unsung muscle cars" comes this fairly awesome 1966 Dodge Polara. It's got a freshly rebuilt big block, a cool '60s color combination, and just the right mods to make it a real joy to drive today, all at a very appealing price.
That's original sheetmetal and it's very straight, suggesting that this car has led a pretty clean life. That's not the original color, but the light yellow looks clean and fresh and unlike the usual '60s hues, it seems to have aged rather well. It's subtle and sophisticated, perfect for an unusual car like this Polara, and seems to enhance the nicely tailored sheetmetal. Note the creases along the side and how they flare out on the quarters, making the car look like it's always in motion, and you already know how much we love the cantilevered roofline on these Mopars. Despite being a few years old, the paint is in excellent condition and shows only minor signs of use, even though the car has undoubtedly been a favorite driver, and if you want to really make it sparkle, a professional buff would work wonders. The chrome and stainless trim is also original and quite remarkably preserved, especially the side trim with the red insert, and the black vinyl top looks fantastic with the tinted windows. Yes, we could pick a few nits, but quite honestly, there isn't much to fault on this chiseled Dodge.
The contrasting black interior is simply too nice to be original, showing only light signs of wear and no issues. From the bench seat to the door panels, it's very OEM and even the carpets are in really good shape. I know a bench isn't as exciting as buckets, but in this car, it seems to work better, particularly with the cool instrument panel with twin pods full of gauges to monitor the big block up front. A handsome steering wheel with horn ring provides fingertip control of the steering and it includes factory A/C that blows cold thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. The factory Music Master AM radio is in the center of the dash, something that's easy to upgrade if that's what you want but which looks rather appropriate in this retro-cool Polara. As you'd expect from those long quarter panels, the trunk is positively cavernous and includes a full-sized spare and correct reproduction mat.
Now, with a freshly rebuilt 383 cubic inch V8 under the hood, this Polara is smooth and effortless in everything it does. It's one of Chrysler's most durable engines and performance is extremely entertaining. Looking pretty stock save for the shiny chrome dress-up kit and red plug wires, it's a reliable runner that seems as tight today as it did decades ago. Thanks to the fresh rebuild with only break-in miles on it, it's really clean, but the condition of the inner fenders and firewall speaks volumes about the easy life this car has led. A 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission doesn't seem to mind munching on all that torque, and with highway-friendly gears in the 8.75-inch rear, it seems that this car is a bit of a sleeper, too. The floors are impressively solid, the brand new dual exhaust system has a great sound, and those 17-inch Torque Thrusts with 215/55/17 front and 225/50/17 rear performance radials are the perfect rolling stock for this neat Mopar.
Stand out from the crowd without giving up performance. For the right guy, this is a fantastic performance find, and you won't find many cleaner cars at this price. Call today!