Marcus Hot Rod Edell writes: I am the Documented Second Owner of my new 1962 Dodge Polara 500. I have the Dealer Invoice ($3717) and Broadcast Sheet plus Registration Cards that go back to 1963!
The Mopar was purchased new in August 1962 at Shamrock Motors, Mill Valley, CA.
My plans are to build a 512 cubic inch stroker motor and make a 413 Cross Ram Max Wedge Clone. I am now collecting the parts!
I agree the 1962 Dodges are a Love/Hate thing. And I have always dug em. I was looking for a 1962 for a few years and actually gave up, until this one crossed my path. The man who owned it did restore it at one time in the 80s/early 90s. When he passed away the 361 in there was knockin badly and he had a built up 383 ready to install, but that mysteriously ended up missing shortly after his passing. The grandson and daughter had a family friend build a fresh 383 about two years ago and the engine has hardly any miles on it.
The Polara 500 originally was Shell Beige but the previous owner had it painted the two tone colors you see now. The clear coat has peeled badly on the hood. But he must have had the car stripped of all the chrome and trim when he had it done; they did the jams, engine compartment, trunk, etc.
Being the Hot Rodder I am, I cant leave good enough alone. As noted above, I am getting ready to build a 512 cubic inch stroker with Max Wedge Cross Ram. And I plan to have the Dodge repainted the same two tone colors currently on the car. The upholstery is decent enough for a driver; interior just needs new carpet. I plan on running American Racing Wheels Torq Thrust Ds all around with vintage style Cheater Slicks in the rear.Contact Marcus Hot Rod Edell and check out The RevTones at www.myspace.com/revtones and www.revtones.net. . . .
Update October 15, 2009: Marcus has sold this Mopar.