Note: This Polara is now SOLD!
1964 Dodge Polara
I bought my teenage son this Polara 2 years ago, and now he's moved on to a more "practical" car for city driving (VW).
I bought the car from the original owner in Eugene, Oregon, who had garaged it for 36 years (1964-2000). When I
bought the car in 2000, it had 52,000 original miles on it and some minor body scrapes and dents.
My son added a few more, but not any major ones.
Here's a brief description of the car:
- Mileage: 67,800 original miles. I have all the maintenance records back to 1964, including the window sticker and manual, so I can proove the mileage is correct. The original owner did all the routine maintenance on schedule and only drove the car about 1,500 miles per year. -- There doesn't appear to be any major engine work done on it--just the usual alternator, muffler, brakes, master cylinder etc.
- Engine: 318 2-barrel carb with 3-speed pushbutton automatic--shifts very smoothly--the only thing done to it was change the filter and fluid.
- Exterior and Paint: it has had numerous scrapes and small dents, but has very little rust. Part of the body was sprayed poorly before I bought it to match the original blue--not a good job. It needs to be reworked and painted.
- Interior: The interior is in very good shape. It has minor scratches and 1 tear in the driver's seat. Carpet is good and original. Headliner is in excellent condition
- Other: All the windows are good and work, all the interior knobs and controls are original.
- The front brakes grab.
- The front windshield and back window leaks--not a good thing in Seattle--so we've got it covered up.
- The front end should be rebuilt--wanders some and needs new shocks.
- Two wheels are not original rims and are cheap mags.
Overall, I think the car is a very good candidate for restoration!
Note: Steve was asking $1700 and sold this nice car at the end of May 2002.
Sounds like a nice original Dodge for someone to have fun with!
March 26, 2002; May 28, 2002