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1963 Dodge Polara

Mopar of the Month: July, 1999

Randy Edwards writes: The Dodge Polara currently has 25,000+ original miles. The original owner had their last oil change in 1987 with 23,000 miles. The Polara then had been in storage until 1998. 1963 Dodge Polara, driver side

1963 Dodge Polara, dash cluster When I purchased the Polara everything was original down to spark plugs and spark plug wires! The body and parts are in excellent original condition.

The body has absolutely no damage, rust or deterioration.

My intention is to make it driveable and yet retain or keep all original parts to take it back to original if needed.
1963 Dodge Polara, front driver's side

1963 Dodge Polara 318 1963 Dodge Polara 318

1963 Dodge Polara rear passenger side My big question is: go big block or keep the original block in the car? Any Suggestions!

Update: November 2001

Here are some recent photos of the 1963 Dodge Polara.

1963 Dodge Polara 318 1963 Dodge Polara

Take note of the 318 dual quads and custom headers by Spitfire. I also have Chris Nelson 264 custom ground cam installed. It beats many stock big blocks. I also run 3.91 gear.

The paint is 80% original and the interior is all original still showing less than 29,000 original miles.

Update: See the Dodge as of January 2005!

See Randy's 1964 Dodge!

Randy, this month's Mopar continues the theme of original owner cars! Your find is like opening up a temple and discovering a long hidden treasure!

Fwiw, I vote you keep your Polara original. Unmolested Mopars from this era in such original shape are few and far between!


Re the update: glad to hear you kept the poly; it is set up very nicely, too!

But the lure of a Big block is strong....

Gary H.

July, 1999;
Updated December 4, 1999; November 22, 2001; January 8, 2005
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