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1968 Dodge Polara 500 ConvertibleÂ

1968 Dodge Polara

Condition: Used
Make: Dodge
Model: Polara
Type: 2 Door Convertible
Year: 1968
Mileage: 125,891
VIN: DM27F8D246171
Color: Bone White
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Interior color: Off White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Huntington Beach, California, United States
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Description for Dodge Polara 1968

1968 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible

FANTASTIC BEACH CRUISER AND DAILY DRIVER!


$13,900 OBO

PLEASE CONTACT ME TO ARRANGE VIEWING BEFORE YOU BUY


This rare '68 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible is definitely a head turner and never goes a day without several compliments from young and old alike. People just appreciate the look of a classic car in great condition like this one and you will too!


First of all in full disclosure, he only reason I am selling the car is because my wife (who is from Tennessee) and I have just decided to move to eastern Tennessee some time after the first of the year and I don't want the extra expense of moving the car along with all the other moving costs.


2nd and more importantly, iven that this car has always been in SoCal I don't want to take it out of state - it belongs here near the beach as far as I am concerned. And even if I wanted to take it to TN there is so much inclement weather there I wouldn't be able to enjoy it nearly as much as I have here because I would never drive it in the rain. In fact the only time I have even put the top up is to take the photos for this ad.


I am only the 3rd owner. The 2nd owner bought it in 1983 from the original buyer in LA and kept it garaged at his home in Lancaster, A where over the years didmostof the work tobringthe car to the its current condition with the exception of the interior. I bought the car in June of 2015 and have kept the car continuously garaged.


As you can see it is in excellent condition with only a couple of minor flaws which I will point out in the following details. I will do my best to accurately describe the condition including said flaws so you can be confident before viewing in person that youwon'tbe wasting your valuable time.

First of all the body is very straight with no dents or visible dings. The lines and gaps are near perfect and allhinges and closures work great.


There is a chip in the windshield near the center other than that all glass is in great shape.

The only flaw on the body is a small area of surface rust just below and behind the driver door which you can see in the pic to the right. I took it in for an estimate and for rust removal and repainting with blending and was quoted avg price of $600 so it won't cost you much to fix that.


All of the chrome including letters and emblems were redipped several years ago and as you can see still looks great with no dents, ings or rust with the exception of a little light surface rust on the vent wing windows and the turn signal lever.


The two passenger side headlight bezels are cracked on the bottom. They could be repaired easily or if you want to replace them I have seen several on eBay.

All lights work including front and rear side markers. However the hazard function is not working so I assume theswitch needs to be replaced.


The powered convertible top is structurally sound and motor is strong and in perfect working order. There are a couple of loose areas in the liner but nothing major.


There however is a small cut on the driver side rear just above the chrome and just a bit of fray on the piping on the passenger side. Frankly I haven't been in a hurry to get the top fixed because I never saw the point in driving this beauty with the top up and now that I am selling it I will leave that up to you. There are countless places to get it repaired in both Orange and LA counties so you won't have any problem there and it won't cost you much.


As you can see under the hood is a pretty clean 318 5L V8 with a 3 speed auto transmission. I had the Holly 600 carburetor rebuilt on 7/1/15 and according to the previous owner he rebuilt the engine at about 80k miles.


The huge trunk is pretty clean as well and could comfortably sleep a small family of 3 :-)


The jack is there along with a spare tire and the trunk light works great.


I had the interior redone about a month ago and as far as I am concerned, t really makes the car pop! It was all black but the seats had been recovered in cloth and didn't match the door panels etc. . . So I had everything recovered in white vinyl because I didn't want to get scalded every time I sat down if the car had been sitting in the sun for a bit.


I was very pleased that I went with the white because it really changed the whole look of the car. I tried to keep the lines and stitching as close to original as I could, ot that it really matters as this car is not a show quality restoration. But I at least wanted it to look original.



I also replaced the Kenwood stereo with an original '68 Dodge Music Master thumbwheel AM radio I found on eBay and it works great! While the car was being reupholstered I had them recover the top dash pad as it was cracked and in terrible condition. So while it was disassembled I replaced the dash speaker and the rear speaker which is located behind the speaker grille on the center top of rear seat. I also had the seatbelt webbing replaced as well.

I just bought another original steering wheel with horn ring and center cap on eBay which I was going to have refinished and then replace the one currently installed which is in pretty good shape itself, just bought the second one so I could send one in while using the other and still drive the car. I found someone who does this for a living and since there are no cracks or damage he will only charge $100 to refinish it. The horn ring currently on the car is in great shape but the new one should either be painted or even chrome dipped if you prefer continue that project.


It has brand new Hancook Optimo H724 whitewall tires installed on 6/20/15 with only 700 miles on them. The hubcaps are in great shape as well.

I have a lot of extra parts that will come with the car such as taillight assemblies, peedometer/instrument cluster assembly, n extra vent window assembly, everal extra hubcaps and other misc items.


FYI when I purchased the car I was given all receipts and maintenance records dating back to 1990. So I will provide those as well as my records to date.

I really wish I could keep this car and continue replacing things here and there to get her as close to restored as possible but it just doesn't make sense financially given our upcoming move and like I said she belongs in SoCal. So as they say my loss is your gain and as the listing says this is a great daily driver or you can take it to the next level and fully restore it. There a many resources to find various interior and exterior parts from ebay and craigslist to forcbodiesonly.com and others. I can give you that info at the time of purchase.


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