What would Dodge have built if the legendary 440 cubic inch engine was available two years earlier than '65? They would have built this '63 Polara. Quality workmanship outside, inside, and under the hood, with the correct push button transmission, make this car awesome.
Smaller and lighter than its predecessors, this second gen Polara has a sculpted body with beautiful brightwork and chrome. The crease that runs down the length of the car really catches the light. When you see this car, the grill, and the functional hood scoop, make an obvious statement that this is a serious machine. They also hint at what lurks under that hood. Four headlights surrounded by polished trim, and shiny bumpers front and rear really give a nice look to this car. A quality base coat/clear coat respray was done about 10 years ago and still looks great. The doors close with authority and panel fit is good. American racing wheels, with the larger rears squeezed up under the fenders, look just right here and give the car a nice solid stance.
Inside, this car looks like new. Interior trim has been re-plated so it shines so fine. The stock seat frames were recovered in fresh, two tone leatherette. The workmanship is outstanding with pleated brown inserts finished off with tan, and door panels that mirror the seat treatment. Even the headliner was color matched when it was replaced. Top it all off with a leather wrapped steering wheel for upholstery that might have come out of Dodge's luxury shops. The dash puts everything at your fingertips including the correct, but unusual, push buttons that control the transmission on the left side, mirrored by ventilation control buttons on the right. Basic gauges and the speedometer are just above them, and are supplemented by auxiliary gauges below the radio. A nice bonus is that, as a mid-sized car, there is plenty of room in the back seats for your friends or family, and lots of room in the trunk to pack for a trip.
These cars were already dominating stock class NHRA drag racing in '63 with the 426 engine, but hey, there is no such thing as too much power, right? Certainly, Dodge would have put the 440 in this car if they had it then! That functional hood scoop rams air into a 4 barrel carb and through an Edelbrok manifold. Exhaust is handled efficiently by Headman ceramic coated headers and Flowmaster mufflers. Modern electronics help things along a bit with a complete MSD ignition system consisting of distributer, control module, and plug wires. Temps are kept under control with a Be Cool radiator. A versatile, and tough, push button 727 Torqueflite trans takes the power and sends it back to an 8 ¾" rear axle with 3:30 gears. Then its up to those 275/50R15 rear tires to try to put it on the ground. Power steering and power front disc brakes are nice features which make this car a pleasure to drive.
Come on down and check out the workmanship on this classic muscle car. It's got great looks, great fit and finish, and it would look great in your driveway.