|When old cops get together and talk squad cars, the 1969 Dodge Polara 440 is the one that gets reverence. The full-size 1969 Dodge Polara police special was relatively lightweight thanks to its unibody construction and overpowered due to the 375-horsepower, 440-cubic-inch V8 lurking under its hood.|
Channeling that power through a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission the 1969 Polara made 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and blitzed through the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds at 98 mph. Top speed was an unheard of 147 mph. Even by 21st century standards, that’s not shabby, at all.
|The 1969 Dodge Polara has been considered the pinnacle of police-car performance: with the 440 under the hood, heavy-duty suspension, and monster brakes, it was more muscle car than most muscle cars in the day.|