1964 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible
John Mopar wrote:
This is my 1964 Polara 500 Convertible with a 383 4V
and dual exhausts.
It has 119,000 miles on it with an original engine and transmission.
Update November 19, 2008
I put the Dodge up for sale in July 2008: (edited ad with contact information removed): 1964 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible. Optional 383 4-barrel Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Dual Side Mirrors, 500 Package (bucket seats, floor shift, trim). Triple black (paint, top and interior). Number matching California car with Black plates. I am the 4th owner. Unmollested car with original drivetrain. NO RUST (except for the normal small cowl rust). Driver condition with 1 respray, new seats, new carpet and new top. .... Price $13,750. daytime phone ....
The Polara was sold to a Mopar collector/restorer in Minnesota who will give it a restoration and flip it. The Dodge just went on the carrier today: sniff...
Update July 2009
I sold my Dodge Polara 500 Convertible last November to a nice mopar collector/restorer in Austin MN. He has completed a very nice restoration of the car and will be selling it at auction on July 20th in MO.
He invested a lot of time in getting the body prepped as it had some old bodywork (but no rust!) and of course, it is black. Every little imperfection was taken out. New chrome bumpers, polished trim, new chrome grill, restored engine bay, new door panels, rechromed console, rechromed guages, guages fixed, new brakes, resealed engine, new timing chain, etc....
I was sad to see it go, but knew I could never restore it and I had no place to keep it as well as I had lost my storgage. I am glad to see it was restored to as new instead of being totally modified.
As he said, She turned out real good, some of them just do.
Update Auction Results
Sold through VanDerBrink Auctions as reported by Proxibid: http://www.proxibid.com
Not much is more fun than driving around in a '64 Polara 500 big block convertible with the convertible top down!
Re: Sale: Off to a TLC treatment and new owners. You will miss the car, but at least it is going to get some restoration treatment and stay pampered!
Re: auction: Great price for a nicely restored black Polara 500!
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