Polara 500 become Dodge’s ‘challenger’ in the early Nineteen Sixties
Pick of the Day not simplest the upgraded enormous vehicle, it’s a convertible
In 1960, Dodge delivered its new sizeable automobile, the Polara, which became restyled for the 1965 version 12 months, whilst it rolled out of assembly plants on a brand new and longer 121-inch wheelbase.
For 1966, to compete with Ford’s Galaxie XL and Chevrolet’s Impala SS, Dodge provided an upgraded Polara 500 model with bucket seats and a middle console and ground shifter. One of those 1966 Dodge Polara 500s is Pick of the Day, and as a pleasant bonus, it’s a convertible.
The vehicle is being marketed on ClassicCars.Com through handiest its 2nd proprietor, who purchased the car 34 years ago from the original proprietor and who vows within the vehicle’s advertisement to have sorted it meticulously.
The dealer says the car keeps its factory-mounted 383cid V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor. When new, the engine becomes rated at 325 horsepower.
The engine is linked to an automatic transmission and the seller says the engine, transmission and three:55 rear cease all were expertly rebuilt. The car also has been repainted in its manufacturing unit Sea Foam green hue.
It additionally has a custom three-center radiator to assure it runs cool despite the ambient temperature.
The car has electricity steering and brakes, with discs at the front wheels.
“Corners flat and easy,” the seller says, including that, “custom welded-in subframe connectors (reinforcements) makes this automobile a dream to power.”
The car has a black indoors, convertible top and convertible boot and retains “uncommon factory headrests.” The car also has an alarm and a hidden audio gadget.
That’s the first vibe you get when you see the 1957 Chevy 150 Hardtop that serves as one of the biggest draws for the 59th Annual Draggins Rod and Custom Car Show. Despite being a car from 1957, it’s not a restoration — it’s a concept car based off of the iconic Chevy design but built with all custom pieces.
It’s an immaculate piece of art, and won a number of awards, including the 2019 International Show Car Association’s Custom category grand champion and the 2018 Don Ridler Memorial Award.
“The Don Ridler Memorial Award is the Super Bowl of all this hot rodding industry. It’s the best thing that you can win,” Johnny Martin, owner of Johnny’s Auto Trim and Rod Shop in Colorado and one of the mechanics who made the award-winning car, said at the car show at Prairieland Park on Saturday.
Martin said all parts considered, the car — called “Imagine,” as it’s intended to be a 21st-century re-imagining of the 1957 Chevy — is probably worth over $2,000,000. Every single part of the body has been custom-built and designed for this car specifically.
Bruno Konecsni, the spokesperson for the Draggins club, said it’s truly spectacular to have a custom car of this caliber at their custom car show here in Saskatoon.
“This is the finest custom car on the continent, by those standards,” Konecsni said. “This is the most exotic car to ever be here.”The simplest answer would be this: customized car covers are made specifically for a certain type of car. Whether you have additional attachments in your car that makes it hard to completely cover when parked outdoors, customizing the cover will easily solve the problem as the attachments will be included in considering the size and the final look of the cover. You never have to worry about replacing your side mirror with funky looking, irregularly shaped ones for that matter as you can customize the cover to have a mirror packet intended for your new set of mirrors.