|1960 Dodge Polara|
1960 Dodge Polara
Along with features from the Dodge Matador and then some, the Polara was the top trim level for Dodge in 1960 with deluxe interior treatments. Optional equipment on the 1960 Dodge Polara was a 383-cid Ram Fire V8 engine teamed up with a push-button TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
The Polara was available as a 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop sedan, 2-door hardtop coupe, 4-door station wagon and 2-door convertible. The Polara along with its lesser counterpart, the Dodge Dart, had Unibody construction that combined the body and frame into one single unit.
1960 Dodge Polara Factory Specifications & Production
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price
|543||41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$3,141||3,735 lbs||Note 1|
|544||43||4 dr Hardtop Sedan - 6P||$3,275||3,815 lbs||Note 1|
|542||23||2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$3,196||3,740 lbs||Note 1|
|578||46A||4 dr Station Wagon - 6P||$3,506||4,085 lbs||Note 1|
|579||46B||4 dr Station Wagon - 9P||$3,621||4,220 lbs||Note 1|
|545||27||2 dr Convertible - 6P||$3,416||3,765 lbs||Note 1|
1. A total of 42,517 Dodge Matador/Polaras were produced. This figure includes 11,600 Polara passenger cars and an unkown number of Polara Station Wagons. A total of 51,600 station wagons were built for all 1961 Dodge models.
In 1960, Dodge built 44,719 two-door sedans; 162,420 four-door sedans; 54,345 two-door hardtops; 20,216 four-door hardtops; 8,817 convertibles; 38,275 four-door station wagons with 2 seats; 13,379 station wagons with 3 seats. No individual breakdowns are available for body styles.
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Track||Rear Track||Tires|
|Polara||122 in||212.6 in||-||-||-||8.00 x 14|
|Polara Station Wagon||122 in||214.8 in||-||-||-||8.00 x 14|
1960 Dodge VIN Decoding
|Serial Numbers were stamped on a metal plate on the left front door body hinge post.|
|Engine numbers are stamped on the top right front cylinder bank of the D-500 Ram; the left upper front of the Red Ram; divided between two bosses on the upper right fron and rear corners of the Economy Slant 6.|