The reason my father and I purchased this car was simply because he used to own a 1964 Dodge Polara 500. He originally had a 383 Magnum blueprinted and balanced, bored out to the maximum bore with dual fours for a little extra power. She was pulling about 550 horsepower. He would always talk about Betsy and always talked of the speed and class that car had.
About 10 years ago, he had finally said enough, and had me falling in love with Mopars and the class of their owners; (theres nothing like Mopar Owners).
It took us 7 years to find this car at Iola, as it was the closest car show to us at about an hour away. As soon as I saw her, I had to talk my father into buying her.
She has since been named Betsy II. Betsy II is our project and truthfully My fathers and my dream to rebuild into a street rod to match his original Polara 500.
Well see what happens and Ill keep all of you posted on the progress...thanks for your time...
My fathers car had a console in the 64 Polara 500 that went through the middle of the seats and up to the front by the heater core, yet it was a pushbutton car; my father special ordered it from the factory.
|I finally found one, so here is a picture of consoles:|