1963 DODGE POLARA
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1963
Engine Size : 426 Stage 1 Max Wedge
Mileage (miles / km) : 40451 Miles
Colour : Vermillion Red
Interior : Alabaster & Black
LHD
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Documented Investment Grade 1 of 4 Polara 426/415 HP Dual Quad Max Wedge 4 Speed
 

Correct 426 cubic inch 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!