1967 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible 79k Mile Big Block 383 Mopar C-Body Muscle Car
Price: - Item location: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Polara
- SubModel: 500
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 500
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 79,465
- VIN: DM27G74235745
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 383
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Automatic
- Interior color: White
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Dodge Polara 500
1967 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible(One of a total of 838 built that year)
I bought this lady 2 years ago as a project. I love the car but I have too many projects right now so one of them needs to go. She is a former show car and has about a dozen badges in the glove box from car shows that she has been at. I am an honest individual and I am going to list every good thing and every bad thing that I know about the car. This way there will be no surprises when you pick it up. Look at my eBay feedback and you will see that I am a honest seller. The car has 79,500 ORIGINAL MILES on it with it listed as actual miles on the title.
Here is recent listing that sold for $20,800 !!!(cut and paste the link into your search engine)http://www.ebay.com/itm/261866381129?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Previous owner had her ready for paint and then something happened. Maybe a death?She is in yellow primer and is almost ready for a new paint job (original color was red). I believe she has been in primer for about 4 years. Since that time she hasreceiveda couple minor dings that will need to be addressed before paint (dent in ridge of hood and other very minor dings). She is 95% RUST FREE!! She must have spent most of her life in a garage. The only rust I have found is a rusted out muffler and evidence of a front floor repair. This car being nearly rust free is one of the biggest reasons that I bought her as that isEXTREMELYRARE here in theMidwest. I ran a magnet over thecommonrust areas and it stuck but was weaker in the rear fenders (probablysome bondo there). All the trim is in the trunk (Dodge Name x2, Polara Name x2, 500 badge x1 and working trunk lock).
The other reason that I bought her was because she has a brand new interior. It looks like thousands of dollars have been spent on this newinteriorthat includes all new seatupholstery, carpet and door panels. She couldbenefitfrom a new dash due to cracks but she has a nice dash cover that hides most of that. The only other thing theinteriorreally needs is some attention to all the dials and switches as they are showing some age (no longer show worthy). She isequippedwith air conditioning and the blower blows but no further testing has been performed. She also has a AM radio that doesn't seem to work (maybe just a fuse?)
I just installed a brand new windshield last month!!
When I got her she hadn't ran in 10+ years. I started by pulling the gas tank and cleaning it out. All the rubber fuel lines have been replaced. I put two new fuel filters on and I replaced the fuel pump. She fired right up at that point. The headers started to smoke and I found the valve covers leaking oil on both sides. I pulled the valve covers and found the gaskets inhorribleshape. I replaced them with rubber gaskets and painted the valve covers in the exact same special Mopar blue color. She has been given an oil change, new spark plugs, new air cleaner, new distributorcap and rotor.
After getting her running I found that she had no brakes. I initially thought it was a bad booster/master brake cylinder so I replaced them but it made nodifference. I pulled the brake drums and started fixing problems. There was a lot of evidence ofleakingbrake cylinders so I have replaced all four of them. I put new brake pads on the rear and replaced some of the brake lines. She now stops well but pulls to the passenger side so she will need some more brake adjustment.
She's also has a set of new tires. I did quite a bit of research before picking out these tires and the best size. They are Cooper Cobra Radial Gt Tires in size 235/70R15 from Discount Tire. They have more of a muscle car look and provide outstanding performance. I LOVE THEM !!! (I have since put another set of them on another car). The tires are on the factory wheels that I painted in Satin Black and added chrome lug nuts. There is a set of hub caps in the trunk that were on the car but I don't know if they are original. I also have 1 1/2 inch wheel spacers on all four wheels. This gets rid of most of the fender gap with a big improved on stance. Some people don't feel that wheel spacers are safe but I have had them on half a dozen cars and 4x4's without any problems. They could easily be removed.
Since doing all the repairs I haven't drove her more than 300 miles. I'm sorry, but I am too paranoid that I am going to wreck her after putting so much work into her. Since full testing has not been performed, I recommend shipping the car or bringing a trailer. The great thing is if you ship the car I am sitting in the middle of the country so your not looking at a high cost to shipwhereveryou are.
Known issues- Needs Paint and a couple small body dings fixed.- Needs a New Convertible Top (Present one has a small holeright above the drivers seat and other cosmetic issues).- Driver side mirror glass is broken.- Rear drivers side taillight has a crack right down the middle which might be reparable.
I noticed a couple things while driving her the last time. She pulls to the passenger side when you apply the brakes so they most likely need some more adjustment. I noticed some power steering fluid under the car (about the size of agolf ball) but doesn't look like she leaks while driving. She never showed any smoke and shifted through all the gears without problem. The rusted out muffler does not give her a nice sound when driving. The fuel gauge doesn't work but the speedometer works. I wouldn't try driving her across country but someone braver than me may want to try it.
I require a non-refundable $500depositvia PayPal with-in 24 hours of auction end. I will need thebalanceowed paid with a bank cashiers check or PayPal with-in 2 weeks of close of auction.I will store the car for 2 weeks from the end of the auction at no cost so you can arrange pick-up. After 2 weeks there will be a charge of $10 per week for storage fee's. I work from home so I have a veryflexibleschedule and will be available for pick-up almost any time or day of the week.E-mail me if you have questions. Thanks!!
p.s. Take a look at the last picture to see a 1968 Polara in the original paint color that this car came with (I think she really needs to go back to her original red color).