1964 Dodge Coronet 330 Sedan Pro Street

Price: US $18,500.00 Item location: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Polara
  • Trim: 330 Sedan
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 6142229916
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 440
  • Drive type: rwd
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Dodge Polara

1964 Dodge Coronet (Polara) 330 Sedan
This car was built several years ago as an old Pro Streeter. It has been setting for several years and displays modifications from the time. Although far from the build quality of today's high-dollar Pro Touring cars, it represents a period look from the time of early Pro Street cars. As I understand it, this car was an early participant of the old Street Machine Nationals. The big modification on this car is the full steel, tilt front end. A popular treatment during the 60's with the old Gassers that often carried over onto the street scene. I will list some of the mods below that I know of. The car comes with all receipts that I got at time of purchase. I purchased the car exactly as you see it here, about 6 years ago. These 64's were more popularly known as Polaras, but the 330 Sedans were Coronets, which the title states.
Engine: .030" over 440 with 10 to 1 compression pistons. I believe the block is from a 1973 motorhome. Cast crank has been polished and the stock rods have been reconditioned and ARP rod bolts added. Camshaft is the well known .509" purple shaft hydraulic. Oil pump is a high-volume Milodon, as is the deep sump pan. Triple angle valve job applied to all valves. Heads are 906's with stainless valves, ported and flowed. Owner stated that over $3000 had been spent on head work. Not sure of the accuracy of that, but there is definitely flow bench data and paperwork was included. Dual 450 Holley four barrels set on top of an Offenhauser tunnel-ram intake. For a hydraulic-cammed, and tunnel rammed engine, the throttle response on this motor is amazing. Hedman headersget rid of spent gasses. I've never buzzed it beyond 5200 RPM because of the cast crank and stock rods, but it runs and starts very well. It also makes a helluva lot of noise! It has mufflers (although I suspect there isn't much inside of them) and is fully street legal. If it's too loud you're probably too old....lol.
Transmission: 727 Torqueflite auto. Bolt-in sprag, with 4-disc clutch. Alabama 2500 stall converter. Turbo Action Cheetah full reverse manual shift valve body. There is a functional line-lock as well.
Suspension: The rearend is a narrowed Mopar 8 3/4" sure-grip, with 4.10 gears. The old leaf spring suspension has been moved in to accommodate the monster Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires. Full wheel tubs from Jegs. There is an adjustable panhard bar. The front suspension is where things are definitely outdated. The stock front suspension is present, as are the stock drum brakes.....aaaargh. A portion of the inner fenders have been cut away to make the tilt front end function. To me this is an area that needs to be reworked and upgraded to one of the many tubular front K-frame units with rack and pinion steering and disc brakes. This thing tracks every crack and crevice in the road and shakes like a belly dancer at a bachelor party. Definitely needs some upgrading here!
Interior: Presentable, in gray upholstery with the thin fiberglas seats. It looks like the floor pans have been replaced by sheet metal. The stock dash is only in fair shape with alot of the stock guages and plastic showing wear. The factory speedo does not work so the mileage is not correct and the title says so. Jegs bolt-in rollbar. Full wheel tubs carpeted. Console and shifter are Turbo Action items. Full array of Autometer gauges, all functional. There is also an Autometer fuel tank gauge that seems to work properly. I've never let it run down low enough to test its accuracy!
Body: The paint is bright yellow and is only fair. I'd call it a 15-footer in gearhead speak. No great pains were taken in body prep and it shows. It's obvious that a great deal of time was not spent in prepping for paint. Still, it looks great going down the road and gets a lot of looks! As I mentioned above, the tilt nose is all steel and is heavy. Personally, I'd go to fiberglass and put the original core support back in the car, but you can do as you wish. The bumpers are starting to show some peeling of the plating and the trim shows some pits from age. I doubt these were ever replated and are probably original. There are some hokey decals on the hood that are probably hiding some sort of defect but I hate to remove them. It is what it is! The drag chute is a little over the top for my liking, but I guess maybe with drum brakes all the way around, it needs all the help it can get!!
This is not a show car, and it is not a drag car. It is an old school hot rod meant to look like a Pro Street car. It definitely achieves the look, and that is what the car was intended to do. The build quality is not on a par with those built over the past several years, but damn is it fun! Makes alot of racket and has the right look. It's either a project for further improvement, or it's a toy that can be enjoyed the way it is......you decide.
Now the particulars of purchase. I'll be blunt here. I am open to CASH offers on the car. Honest CASH offers....I'm not interested in trades. I strongly encourage viewing of the car so that you know exactly what you're getting. I ask for a $500 down payment, through Paypal only at the time of sale. The down payment will NOT be refundable! The remainder of the balance must be made in cash, or via a wire transfer to my account, BEFORE you pick up the car. No exceptions. I have the title in hand. If you are not agreeable to these terms please do not bid.
Thank you much for looking and good luck. Please feel free to call or email me for any other details at 419-756-6581 (ask for Steve), or email me at slkeith@aol.com