1964 Dodge Polara
This is the original 1964 Dodge 330 Aluminum front end 426 hemi race car that was given new to the legendary DICK LANDY. Explaining the historical significance of this in an ebay auction will be nearly impossible but I'll give it a shot. Ask yourself these questions. How many racing events have been won by the legendary 426 Hemi basic engine design since it's introduction in the spring of 1964?? Which engine did Richard Petty & many other drivers clean house in NASCAR with until it was outlawed because it gave Chrysler an unfair advantage?? Which musclecar engine is the most coveted by collectors?? What is the historical significance of the FIRST production hemicar to win a racing event?? On Thursday. May 21st 1964. V. I. N. 6142225635 was built & by the weekend of June 12th 1964. at Riverside International Raceway. the legendary DICK LANDY won the Hot-Rod Magazine Championship Drags to give the production 426 Hemi engine it's first sanctioned win! Now. let me take this a step farther into it's historical significance. Landy used this car first to experiment (successfully) with altering wheelbases. He installed a straight front axle. elongated the front & rear wheel openings. moved the rear end forward & moved the straight axle forward! This old Dodge has been called the 1st FUNNY CAR by many including the National Hemi Owners Assoc. in "HEMI NEWS" April. 1989. Because of Chrysler's confidence in LANDY. he was one of the lucky drag-racers to be given one of the 11 factory altered 65 dodges ($1. 00. 00 car now) in early January 1965 & this '64 sat until it was sold to Bob Runyan in Utah. it was sold again & sat until February 18. 1978 when it was purchased by it's current owner. restorer & faithful caretaker. It's authenticity is bullet-proof. THIS CAR IS:A- 1964 Dodge 330 factory aluminum front end 426 Hemi drag car (1 of about 55). B- Given to and raced by the legendary DICK LANDY when new. C- The first production 426 hemicar to win a sanctioned drag racing event. D- It has always been known of as the first funny car. E- Unquestioned authenticity. F- It's been in print in over 30 publications. G- It's been displayed at over 8 major shows including 5 years in the Don Garlits Museum. H- One of the feature cars at Jim Kramer's All-Hemi reunion (dubbed the Woodstock of hemi reunions). I- Set track record at Lions raceway July 11th 1964 with an 11. 14 e. t. J- 2 diecast models have been made of this Landy car. K- Featured in the book "Garlits Collection- cars that made drag-racing history"etc. etc. etc. etc. This car hasn't changed hands in 36 years!!!! The other Landy cars are all in permanent collections (black-holes) & most have sold for over $1. 00. 00. Prompt. custom enclosed delivery available.