|Cliff Holt writes:
This Dodge seems original,
not having been driving since 1973.
I bought it from a lady who was in her 90's,
and it was her mother's car.
|This is how the car appeared in 1999:
White exterior w/red insert in the chrome trim,
red and white interior, 2 door hard top (no pillar)
push buttons, duel exhaust, short console,
day/night mirror, padded dash, variable speed
wiper, tinted windshield.
|Engine is a 361 2 X 4. The air cleaners were missing,
they were thrown out, back in the 60's.
I'm told that the car was hard starting and they
frequently had to pour gas down the carb in the winter.
I opted for the aftermarket air cleaners;
they are polished cast aluminum and oval.
I finally have the 1962 Polara driveable. All the mechanical stuff is done: front end....brakes..exhaust.
I ended up using 2 1/4 inch Road Runner tail pipes in place of the factory 2 inch . They fit perfect.
Now comes the interior and the body work. More pictures soon.
Update, November 5, 2003:
I sold the car to a friend of mine and he is going to restore it next year (2004).
He dressed the 500 up a bit with painted body color wheels in the back and American's in the front.
I didn't loose interest, but ran out of space. I'm working on a 1956 Chrysler 300, as well as finishing my father's 1954 Dodge...original owner car.
Update February 2012
Rick, the guy I sold this car to, kept it a few years. Then someone wanted it real bad at a show/swap meet nostalgia event at Lebanon Valley Dragway and he sold it.