Hershey | Lot 298
1960 Dodge Polara Sedan
$35,750 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
8 October 2021
- A beautifully restored example of Dodge’s flagship full-size model
- Striking space-age styling including signature rear tail fins and opulent chrome treatment
- Robust V-8 engine mated to a pushbutton three-speed TorqueFlite transmission
- Desirably appointed with power amenities and air conditioning
In 1960, Dodge introduced a new model line that was crowned with a full-size series riding a luxurious 122-inch wheelbase. The highest trim level of this model was dubbed the Polara, a reference to the star Polaris, in an attempt to capitalize on the public’s growing obsession with the Space Race.
The Polara abounded in space-age styling cues that continued upon the “Forward Look” cars designed by Virgil Exner for 1957. Such features included stacked jet exhaust-style tail lamp bezels, shortened tail fins, and extensive chrome trim. The Polara was available in five different body styles and appointed with a deluxe interior compared to the base models. Though the Polara nameplate remained in use through 1973, enthusiasts generally agree that the moniker never graced a more sublime and stylistically unique automobile than the original 1960 first-generation variant.
Still displaying the benefits of an older restoration, this fetching Polara sedan is finished in Fawn Metallic paint with a white top over a two-tone interior. The Dodge is powered by a proper 361-cubic-inch V-8 engine mated to a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, which is actuated by a push-button selector on the dashboard console. Equipped with amenities such as power steering, brakes, and mirrors, this Polara is appointed for comfort with air conditioning, AM/FM radio, and a compass. Turbine-style wheels with center discs are shod with whitewall tires to complete the car’s authentic period appearance.
Ideal for presentation at American car shows or cruising celebrations, this charming slice of early 1960s jet-age design may also be enjoyed on the open road, offering a distinctive addition to any postwar automotive collection.