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1964 Dodge Polara 500

Gaťtan Lizotte writes:

Here are some pictures of my 1964 Polara 500.

1964 Dodge Polara 500

1964 Dodge Polara 500
The car is an original 426 street wedge...

1964 Dodge Polara 500      1964 Dodge Polara 500
4 speed...

1964 Dodge Polara 500
and a 3.23 rear end differential.

I do have the build sheet and fender tag; the build sheets were decoded by Galen Govier. (Itís taken a while to get decoded, but I finally have it.)

I sold my 1969 Charger R/T (a real one) to buy this Polara 500; (the Charger was sold to a gentleman in London, England). To get back on the Polara, I bought it on E-Bay February, 1999, and itís after buying the car I knew about your great web site. I found out that this car was on the B Body Gallery, like it is mentioned on that page Nick Rodino sold the 500 to Mike Cumming, and Mike, after he owned the car for a few months, put it for sals on E-Bay, and guess what....? Right! I was the high bidder after the auction closed. So we closed the deal after a week or two, and I brought the car home to Montreal Quebec.

I did a lot a work on the car, even if the car was good looking, he was in need of a lot of TLC: I rebuilt the complete front end, lower and upper bushing and etc; removed the 11X3 front drum brake to update to a disc brake set up; and I replaced the headliner.

Since the car lived all its life in Arizona, I needed to replace all the weather-strip, but thanks to the dry AZ weather, the car is as straight as an arrow and solid as a rock.

The engine has been rebuilt and Iím planing on rebuilding the 4-speed transmission this winter, just to make it perfect.

Since the old torque-thrust D was a 14 inch wheel, I replaced them with 15X7 Cragar SS.

Between you and me, the ride in my '69 Charger was good, but the one in my 1964 Polara 500 is awesome.

Keep up to good work Gary; hope to see you at, ALL Chrysler Carlisle, 2001.


Late 1960's and early 1970's Mopars are not bad, but I echo your statement that the early 60's rides are just beyond compare! :-)

Of course, who could find any fault with a 426 4 speed Dodge?

I'm sure your 500 turns a lot of heads and gets "thumbs up" everywhere you bring it.

With any luck, sometime in the future I'll get to see your 500 in person, and give a real time pat on your back for a good job done with this fine Dodge!

Gary H.

December 8, 2000

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