Mopar of the Month: November, 1999
1964 Dodge Polara 500
John Loehmann notes:
I've been trying to buy this car for over four years.
Twenty four hours after I sold my last Mopar, I got the call
to see if I was still interested in buying the Dodge!
You see, this Mopar has 61,000 original miles and I purchased it from original owner, now 84 years old! He was my age (50) when he bought it.
The car was originally purchased with the 318 poly with a 2bbl carb, power steering, air conditioning, AM radio; of course, as a 500, it has bucket seats and, as an automatic car, the automatic console with shifter.
This is the work done on the Dodge since I took ownership:
- Rebuilt all the suspension
- Complete brake job, including hoses and master cylinder
- Replaced all engine hoses/belts/spark plug wires
- Converted from 2bbl to 4bbl
- Added one pound of Freon to get 46 degree iced air coming from vent
- Added a Sun Tachometer
- Buffed out the original paint
- Four new tires
This car runs and drives great! It gets as many THUMBS UP! as any of the many Mopars I have owned.
This car ran with within one one hundredth of a second for two days at a row at the 1/4 mile track at Houston Raceway Park, approximately 24 runs, and finished in the money it's first time out at a track!
John you have scored via one of the best ways to secure a vehicle. An original owner car is a very desirable car! Unmolested! All original! All documentation!
Besides, an owner who has cared enough for a car to keep it all those years deserves to see it go to someone who appreciates the car!
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