1966 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible, Triple White, 383, Auto, Power, LOOK
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Polara
- SubModel: Polara 500 Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Polara 500 Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 2,009
- VIN: DM27G63100068
- Color: White
- Engine size: 383 V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Dodge Polara Polara 500 Convertible1966 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible Description
1966 Dodge Polara 500 ConvertibleThe 67th 1966 Polara off the line, assembled on August 8, 1965 at the Jefferson Avenue plant in Detroit, Michigan C-body convertible Triple white – exterior, interior and power vinyl top Brand new white convertible top 383 CID V-8 engine (G code) Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission Power steering and power brakes Previous restoration Documentation includes original owner’s manual and period Polara print advertisements
If you desire a full-size Mopar convertible from the mid- to late-1960s, the Dodge Polara was the only big droptop available in the US between 1965 and 1970. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1966 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible.
Built at the Jefferson Avenue Chrysler Plant in Detroit, Michigan on August 8, 1965, this particular Polara was just the 67th example built that year, according to the VIN.
Outside, it’s dressed in white and the paint is in fine shape, due to a previous restoration, but there may be a few blemishes visible at close range. The car’s glass panels are in good condition, as are the vehicle’s lights, which are complete and intact. The matching power vinyl top is brand new and fits like factory new. The car rolls on Dayton Thoroughbred whitewall tires, 215/75R14, with factory spinner wheel covers; the tires and wheels are in good condition. The body panels are straight and the bumpers are in good form. The engine bay is tidy and the battery looks new.
In that bay is a 383 CID V-8 engine (G code) with a four-barrel carburetor and is linked to a Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the white interior shows very well. The seats are in great shape, the contrasting black carpet with matching dashboard are in fine form, as is the three-spoke steering wheel with its trim ring to sound the horn. The white door panels, the gearshift lever and mirrors are all in similar, overall good condition. Finishing the interior is the factory AM radio. Driver assist features include power steering and power brakes.
The Dodge Polara was an automobile introduced in the United States for the 1960 model year as Dodge’s top-of-the-line full-size car; after the introduction of the Dodge Custom 880 in 1962, the Polara nameplate designated a step below the full-sized, best trimmed Dodge model; the Polara that year had been downsized to what was in effect intermediate, or mid-size status. In its various forms, the Polara name was used by Dodge until 1973, when its position in Dodge’s line-up was replaced by the Dodge Monaco. The name Polara is a reference to the Polaris star, in a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the Space Race during the early 1960s.
For 1965, Chrysler moved the Polara back to a Chrysler “C” full-size platform that was shared with Chrysler and Plymouth models. Once again offered in a full range of bodies (sedans, hardtops, station wagons, etc.), the Polara, in effect, replaced the 880 and remained a step below the Custom 880, and the new Monaco hardtop coupe was now Dodge’s top model. The previous mid-sized Dodges that were sold under the names Polara 500, Polara, 440, and 330 continued in production under the name Dodge Coronet, their wheelbase shrinking to 117 inches.
In the 1966 model year, the Monaco would replace the Custom 880 as the mid-level model while a new Monaco 500 would replace the previous 1965 Monaco. One constant of the 1965 to 1968 models was taut, square-edged styling, which was updated each year. Documentation includes original owner’s manual and period Polara print advertisements
Competition to this Polara in 1966 included the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Chevrolet Impala. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current figure on the odometer shows 2,009 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear title.
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