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1963 Dodge Polara

1963 Dodge Polara

In 1963, the Polara was the top of the line among Dodge models. Standard features on the Polara included a 383 V8 engine with an optional 426 cu.in. V8. Also availabe was the Polara 500 which came in a 2 door Hardtop or Convertible. Twenty-eight Polara 500 convertibles came with a Ramcharger option and only 7 of those had a high Compression package.

 

 

1963 Dodge Polara Factory Specifications & Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price
Shipping Weight
Total Production
Polara Series
TD1H/2H 633 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,709 3,262 lbs Note 1
TD1H/2H 632 2 dr Hardtop - 6P $2,732 3,280 lbs Note 1
TD2H 634 4 dr Hardtop - 6P $2,781 3,370 lbs Note 1
TD2H 635 2 dr Convertible - 6P $2,963 3,380 lbs Note 1
Polara Series 500
TD2P 642 2 dr Hardtop Coupd - 6P $2,965 3,426 lbs Note 2
TD2P 645 2 dr Convertible - 6P $3,196 3,546 lbs Note 2

Note:

1. Polara total production = 39,800. A total of 2,200 were 6-cylinders and 37,600 were V8's (total rounded off to the nearest 100).
2. Polara 500 total production = 7,300 all of them were V8's (total rounded off to the nearest 100).

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Track Rear Track Tires
Polara 119 in 208.1 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 7.00 x 14

 

1963 Dodge VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were stamped on a metal plate on the left front door pillar.
 
First Symbol - Model/Engine
4 = Dart - six cylinder 6 = Dodge V8
5 = Dodge 880 V8 7 = Dart 170/270/GT
Second Symbol - Series
1 = 170/330/Custom 880 6 = 440 station wagon
2 = 440 7 = Polara/270 station wagon
3 = 270/Polara 8 = Taxicab
4 = Dart GT/Polara 500 9 = Police Special
5 = 170/330/880/Custom station wagon 10 = Fleet car
Third Symbol - Year
3 = 1963
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
2 = Dodge Main 6 = Newark, DE
3 = Detroit (Jefferson) 7 = St. Louis, MO
5 = Los Angeles, CA  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

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