1963 Dodge Polara

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1963
Mileage 2168
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Dodge
Model Polara

Polara 1963

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black and White


This 1963 Dodge Polara has been built into one of the most authentic 426 Max Wedge tributes around. It takes an awesomely long list of NOS components and loads it onto such a vintage package that even the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. And of course, what you really love is a thundering dual-quad 426 powerhouse showcased under the hood. So you have all the right pieces to both steal the show and be a quarter-mile king.

This comes from the few years when you could really tell a Mopar apart from the crowd. They had extra style everywhere. That's why the vertical bar grille had a horizontal crease; the full-length trim had both a tapered line and a hockey stick end. There's even a hint of sporty overhang on the roof. So with a car this distinct, it's nice to see one so well presented with crisp lines and good panels. The black paint was done in 2003, but the gloss and shine it retains today would make many brand new builds jealous. It makes for an ideal car that's both sleek and mean. This one shows its aggression particularly well with the hood scoop and large exhaust tips. Plus, the combination of competition-style Torq Thrust wheels in front and classic stock hubcaps in the rear can't help but draw added attention to how meaty those back tires are.

The interior is such a tasteful and stylish black and white arrangement that it's like a tuxedo. The two wide benches have a stock style, but they have been updated later in life to make sure everyone is comfortable. The same goes for the door panels, carpeting, dash, sun visors, and the other fundamentals. If you like stock-style then you'll enjoy the artful steering wheel with classic Dodge center cap, and don't forget that this is the era of the cool push-button transmission. In fact, the full dash was said to be rebuilt using NOS parts, right down to the speedometer, switches, and dash pad. But while this one is pure vintage flair, the Stewart Warner auxiliary gauges and large horizon tac on the dash are there to remind you this is a powerful coupe.

Under the hood is a sight that makes Mopar fans weak in the knees. The 426 cubic-inch V8. The ultra-clean engine bay, bright block, and correct Ramcharger decals make this juggernaut ready to show off. It's a true 1961 Max Wedge block, and everyone loves pointing out the offset dual four-barrel carburetors on the special intake. But more than just look awesome, you should take the time to understand the kind of time and investment that went into this motor. It was a full professional rebuild that includes reproduction Max Wedge heads, a NOS Max Wedge steel crankshaft, a Purple camshaft, new lifters, valve stem seals, Isky Racing retainers, Eagle rods, and Ross Racing forged aluminum pistons. It's such an extensive build that instead of an off-the-shelf replacement, they even took an original Max Wedge radiator and re-cored it. This monster motor feeds into an A727 Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission. And while these are already known for being stout, this one was professionally rebuilt and is said to handle up to 850 horsepower. This feeds a DTS rebuilt 3:55 Sure-Grip rear end. And while the undercarriage has the freshness that reminds you the full build has less than 2,200 miles, this is also the place where they hid some very cool upgrades. The exhaust has an awesome set of cutouts for those times when you want this big Mopar to really bring the thunder. And the four-wheel disc brakes are a very welcomed upgrade in such a powerful machine.

The sale comes with the owner's manual, service manual, and build receipts documenting all the careful quality creating a terrific Max Wedge tribute. So if you love vintage style and serious power, you know you can't let this Dodge get away. Call now!


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