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1963 Dodge Polara

Documented Investment Grade 1 of 4 Polara 426/415 HP Dual Quad Max Wedge 4 Speed
Stock #
135450
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
426 Stage 1 Max Wedge
Exterior Color
Vermillion Red
Interior Color
Alabaster & Black
Miles
40452

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  • Correct 426 ci Stage 1 Max Wedge V8 / Correct cross-ram induction
  • Correct Vermillion Red paint
  • Featured in two Darrell Davis guide books
  • Sale includes: Restoration receipts / Documentation for the car’s engine rebuild / A cam card
  • 1964-model A833 4-speed manual transmission / Correct Borg Warner T85 3-speed included with sale
  • Correct Alabaster & Black vinyl interior
  • 1 of only 44 1963 Max Wedge/3-speed Polaras built / 1 of only 4 currently listed in the Chrysler Registry
  • Chrysler 8.75-inch rear axle / Sure Grip posi-traction differential / 3.91 gears
  • Fully documented car / Rotisserie restoration completed in 2010
  • Sale includes: A copy of the car’s IBM card / A Galen Govier Visual Inspection / Chrysler Registry paperwork

SUMMARY

  • Fully documented car / Rotisserie restoration completed in 2010
  • 1 of only 44 1963 Max Wedge/3-speed Polaras built / 1 of only 4 currently listed in the Chrysler Registry
  • Featured in two Darrell Davis guide books
  • Correct 426 cubic inch Max Wedge V8 / Correct cross-ram induction
  • Correct Vermillion Red paint
  • Correct Alabaster & Black vinyl interior
  • Sale includes: A copy of the car’s IBM card / A Galen Govier Visual Inspection / Chrysler Registry paperwork
  • Sale includes: Restoration receipts / Documentation for the car’s engine rebuild / A cam card
  • 1964-model A833 4-speed manual transmission / Correct Borg Warner T85 3-speed included with sale
  • Chrysler 8.75-inch rear axle / Sure Grip posi-traction differential / 3.91 gears

One of the many great things about the muscle car era was Detroit’s ability to inject excitement and performance in to EVERY model on the showroom floor. In the ‘60s, that meant awesome, ground pounding machines for virtually every buyer. And today, it translates to a healthy list of unique classics which offer exclusive options and rare equipment combinations. Take, for example, this extensively documented 1 of 4 Polara. Dressed in vivid Vermillion Red 2-stage, rocking a date-correct Max Wedge V8 and updated with a tough MoPar 4-speed, it’s the kind of car that can beat up crosstown rivals AND anchor a fine, investment grade collection. If you’re in the market for some exceptionally restored muscle that, in addition to providing years of fond memories, has all the right stuff to continue gaining value, this handsome B-Body is your hot ticket!

BODYWORK/TRIM

1 of 44 1963 Polaras fitted with a Max Wedge/3-speed drivetrain, and 1 of only 4 currently listed in the Chrysler Registry, this stunning coupe has been featured in two Darrell Davis guides and is currently listed with the Chrysler Historical Society. The car met its first owner through Chicago’s North Cicero Dodge in November of 1962. Fast forward to 2010 when a complete rebuild began with its solid, original body being bolted to a rotisserie and meticulously stripped. Once that OEM metal was fully prepped, thorough block-sanding created a smooth, showroom-fresh canvas. Tight and ready for swag, that canvas was bathed in correct Vermillion Red 2-stage. And today, this Dodge rolls as one super slick muscle car that mixes stellar performance with killer aesthetics!

For 1963, the Polara wrapped a fresh, Space Age profile around a lengthened wheelbase that gifted the car much improved proportions. At the front of those proportions, a broad stainless grille centers four clear headlights between small parking lamps, a sculpted bumper and a chrome fratzog emblem. Above that grille, a flat hood flows toward tinted glass that’s cleared with bright stainless wipers, shielded by chrome drip rails and framed in fresh stainless trim. Below that glass, a rounded, “Polara” branded fuselage is detailed with classy door handles, polished rocker guards and raked profile spears. And at the back of the car, a second bumper reflects textured taillights, a second fratzog emblem and an expressive “Dodge” script.

ENGINE

Fully rebuilt by Blaine, Minnesota’s Wheeler Racing Engines, this slick Dodge’s correct, 426 cubic inch Max Wedge V8 is spectacular in virtually every way! As Chrysler’s top option for power hungry gearheads this legendary Ramcharger utilizes an Eagle crank, Eagle rods, JE pistons and a hot Comp cam to twist 11 to 1 compression into 415 horsepower and 480 lb./ft. of strip-ready torque. At the top of the monster motor, correctly decaled air cleaners feed correct Carter carburetors, which are positioned on a correct cross-ram intake. That aluminum manifold hangs an NOS points distributor between stainless fuel lines, MoPar canister filters and eight MoPar Electronic Suppression cables. Those cables snake around traditional, “426 RAMCHARGER” branded valve covers, which reflect radical, 3-inch exhaust manifolds. Under those covers, high-flow heads make excellent use of Comp springs, MoPar lifters and hardened valve seats. Cooling for the big engine is provided by a correct Chrysler radiator, which rides between fully restored ancillaries and fully restored horns. And, like the motor itself, the car’s Vermillion Red engine bay is highly detailed and exceptionally impressive, from its correct master cylinder all the way to its fresh red cap battery. As previously mentioned, only a select few Polaras were equipped with this much fire power. And even today, the Max Wedge continues to be an unstoppable force in the world of drag racing.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

When this coupe left Hamtramck it was equipped with a rare, for the Polara, Borg Warner T85 3-speed. However, in the name of drivability, the car’s restorers substituted a 1964-model A833 4-speed. That said; if you absolutely MUST have an authentic driving experience, our sale includes a fully rebuilt, fully detailed T85 that the techs at our own RKM Performance Center can easily install. The A833 4-speed utilizes a McLeod clutch to funnel power to an 8.75-inch axle that’s fitted with 3.91 gears and a Sure Grip posi-traction differential. Naturally, there’s a rebuilt front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension that’s been completely restored to include old school manual steering. At the center of the floors, aluminized exhaust shuttles spent gases in to either correct cutouts or an H-pipe crossover, which hangs in front of throaty turbo mufflers. At the corners of the floors, rebuilt drums hide behind polished centers, body-matched wheels, 195/70R14 steerers and 215/75R14 cheaters. And the car’s over-restored floors have been treated to the same first-class detailing as its engine bay and exterior panels.

INTERIOR

As specified by its Fender Tag, this MoPar currently rolls with a Polara Grade Alabaster and Black interior. The broad bench seats are firm and, despite being traditional muscle car vinyl, provide an upscale, tailored appearance. There’s a pristine dash that hangs intricate telemetry beside a factory-spec radio. At the bottom of that dash, fresh carpet balances color-keyed floor mats around a correct Hurst 3-speed shifter. At the sides of that carpet, fresh door panels hang modernist hardware beneath mirrored trim. In front of the driver, a restored steering wheel spins stylish spokes around a cool fratzog centerpiece. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk anchors a brand new mat beneath a correct jack and full-size spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In addition to significant historical provenance, this Dodge’s substantial documentation includes a Galen Govier Visual Inspection that breaks down the car’s VIN and Fender Tag as follows:

VIN:

  • 63: V8-powered Dodge Polara
  • 3: 1963 model year
  • 2: Assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

FENDER TAG:

  • 51: Delivered to the Chicago region
  • 57065: Sold through North Cicero Dodge of Chicago, Illinois
  • 632: Dodge Polara 2-door hardtop that’s equipped with a V8
  • PP1: Monotone Vermillion Red paint
  • 646: Polara Grade Alabaster & Black interior that’s fitted with vinyl bucket seats
  • 10/18: Shipped on Thursday October, 18th 1962
  • 1015: Scheduled for production on Monday October 15th, 1962
  • 0399: Shipping Order Number
  • 5: Equipped with a heater that’s complete with a defroster
  • 23: 7.50×14 whitewall tires
  • 9: 426 cubic inch Max Wedge V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 415 horsepower
  • 346: T85 Borg Warner 3-speed manual transmission that’s controlled through a floor shifter
  • 1015: Scheduled for production on Monday October 15th, 1962
  • 0399: Shipping Order Number
  • 51: Delivered to the Chicago region
  • 57065: Sold through North Cicero Dodge of Chicago, Illinois
  • 632: Dodge Polara 2-door hardtop that’s equipped with a V8
  • PP1: Monotone Vermillion Red paint
  • 646: Polara Grade Alabaster & Black interior that’s fitted with vinyl bucket seats
  • 346: T85 Borg Warner 3-speed manual transmission that’s controlled through a floor shifter
  • 36: No radio
  • 385: Equipped with a heater that’s complete with a defroster
  • 429: Variable speed wipers
  • 451: Deluxe wheel covers
  • 509: 426 cubic inch Max Wedge V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 415 horsepower
  • 23: 7.50×14 whitewall tires
  • 65: Sold car
  • 66: Fleet
  • 63: V8-powered Dodge Polara
  • 3: 1963 model year
  • 2: Assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
  • 10/18: Shipped on Thursday October, 18th 1962
  • 1015: Scheduled for production on Monday October 15th, 1962
  • 0399: Shipping Order Number
  • BD 63: V8-powered Dodge Polara
  • Y 2: 2-door hardtop
  • TR 64: Polara Grade interior that’s fitted with a vinyl bench seat
  • M 6: Alabaster & Black interior
  • P P: Vermillion Red roof paint
  • N P: Vermillion Red body paint
  • T: Monotone paint
  • A 6: T85 Borg Warner 3-speed manual transmission that’s controlled through a floor shifter
  • J 5: Equipped with a heater that’s complete with a defroster
  • Q 9: 426 cubic inch Max Wedge V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 415 horsepower

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • A stack of vintage marketing materials
  • A copy of the car’s IBM card
  • Vintage factory tags
  • Vintage ‘63 Dodge Operating Instructions
  • Vintage Photofact Radio instructions
  • A vintage MoPar Passenger Car Parts List
  • A pile of restoration receipts
  • Documentation for the car’s engine rebuild
  • A cam card
  • WinDyn results
  • The aforementioned Galen Govier Visual Inspection
  • Galen Govier VIN, Fender Tag and stamp decodes
  • The car’s Chrysler Registry paperwork
  • A vintage match book
  • A set of deluxe wheel covers
  • A few spare NOS parts
  • The aforementioned Borg Warner 3-speed transmission
  • Some touch up paint
  • Three sets of keys

Documented, restored and ready to roll, this incredible Polara is both unique and rare. Wrapping correct Max Wedge power and a slick-shifting MoPar 4-speed in the kind of vivid aesthetics that can shame a classic fire truck, this B-body operates squarely in the crosshairs of fun and collectability. If you’re ready to up your classic car game, take the wheel in this exclusive Dodge!

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Dodge
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Polara
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
40452

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 Stage 1 Max Wedge
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual Long Cross Ram
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
A833 18 Spline
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Alabaster & Black
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Vermillion Red
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
8 3/4" 3.91 Sure Grip
Front Wheel Specification
14"
Rear Wheel Specification
14"
Front Tire Specification
195/70R14
Rear Tire Specification
215/75R14
Front Brakes Specification
Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
175
Awards Summary
  • Featured in two Darrell Davis guides.
  • Listed with Chrysler Historical Society.
Historical Documents Summary
* Vintage marketing materials. * Copy of the car’s IBM card. * Vintage factory tags. * Vintage ‘63 Dodge Operating Inst. * Vintage Photofact Radio instructions. * Vintage MoPar Pass. Car Parts List. * Restoration receipts. * Documentation for engine rebuild. * Cam card. * WinDyn results. * Galen Govier Visual Inspection. * Galen Govier decodes. * Chrysler Registry paperwork.

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